Food Laboratory Technician

Full time @Alfred & Victoria Associates in Manufacturing & Production Email Job

Job Detail

  • Job ID 7329
  • Career Level Mid-Level
  • Experience 3 Years
  • Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree (BSC)

Job Description

Job Purpose:

  • Food science techs work independently or provide technical support inlaboratoryanalysis,food product development, processing, food microbiology, research or quality assurance, or regulatory positions.
  • They usually work in alaboratory, conducting food experiments, cleaning up, and helping food scientists.

Responsibilities

  • Analyze test results to classify products, or compare results with standard tables.
  • Compute moisture or salt content, percentages of ingredients, formulas, or other product factors, using mathematical and chemical procedures.
  • Conduct standardized tests on food, beverages, additives, and preservatives in order to ensure compliance with standards and regulations regarding factors such as color, texture, and nutrients.
  • Examine chemical and biological samples in order to identify cell structures, and to locate bacteria, or extraneous material, using a microscope.
  • Prepare slides and incubate slides with cell cultures.
  • Provide assistance to food scientists and technologists in research and development, production technology, and quality control.
  • Record and compile test results, and prepare graphs, charts, and reports.
  • Clean and sterilize laboratory equipment.
  • Measure, test, and weigh bottles, cans, and other containers in order to ensure hardness, strength, and dimensions that meet specifications.
  • Mix, blend or cultivate ingredients in order to make reagents or to manufacture food or beverage products.
  • Order supplies needed to maintain inventories in laboratories or in storage facilities of food or beverage processing plants.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or HND in Food Science / Technology, Biochemistry, Nutrition, Microbiology or Chemistry.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience as a Food Technologist.
  • Possession of a food-related postgraduatequalificationwill be an added advantage.

Key Skills & Competencies:

  • Good spoken and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to think analytically and critically
  • Ability to read
  • Enjoy learning
  • Must possess a strong background in math and science (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics)
  • Strong desire to work in a laboratory setting.

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