Product Technologist Assistant

Full Time
$65000 per annum
March 3rd, 2024
Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia
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About the role - 
  • Based in the south eastern suburbs. 
  • Mon to Friday with flexible working hours
  • You'll be reporting to the Technical Manager
  • Fantastic opportunity for a food science professional to join a reputable FMCG company. 
About your duties -
  • Support the Product Technologist with the execution of product development projects.
  • Benchtop sample preparation according to development or improvement formulations.
  • Using Labelling Software, compile ingredient declarations and nutrition information panels for sample submissions in accordance with legislative requirements.
  • Conduct trials for product improvement, assessment of new or replacement ingredients and shelf-life extensions.
  • Participate in sensory assessments of products and ingredients.
  • Participate in preparing for and execution of production trials.
  • Prepare scaled up production formulations and instructions for final review and approval.
  • Follow personal hygiene standards and maintain expected housekeeping and cleaning standards within the development kitchen to meet the Food Safety & Quality Program requirements.
  • Perform ad hoc duties as instructed by your manager, this may include activities in, but not limited to; assisting the QA Coordinator in QA functions.
  • Maintain accurate documentation relevant to tasks undertaken and associated with the Food Safety & Quality Program.
  • Report on all Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory non-conformances to Technical Manager / QA Coordinator.
  • Correct chemical use in line with task and OH&S requirements.
  • Maintain a safe workspace and carry out all duties within OH&S guidelines.

About you -
  • Degree in Food Science & Technology or related discipline.
  • Knowledge of Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) with technical ability to interpret food regulations.
  • Technical knowledge of a range of ingredients, manufacturing processes and quality and food safety systems involved in food production (eg; HACCP, SQF or similar).
  • Experience using Foodworks Nutrition Labelling Software.
  • Competent skills in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written & verbal.
  • Ability to take directions and meet deadlines.
  • Pro-active and self-motivated with ability to plan and task manage numerous projects simultaneously.
If you think this could be the role for you then please apply now! Please send us a cover letter AND a detailed resume in WORD format (PDFs can be corrupted / not processed).  
Or, if you have any questions, please contact (Priyanka Barman or Deborah Cusmano) on (03 9040 1630)

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