Sensory Research Assistant (Clarks Summit)

Compensation

: $110,140.00 - $153,250.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Scientific Research



Job Location: Hershey PA

Job Summary:

Under general supervision by the Sensory Manager, provides full-time support for all sensory Discrimination, Shelf Life, and Employee Hedonic testing at both the Tech Center and 19 East facilities.

Role Responsibilities:

The individual will interact with other Sensory professionals (CPT Technician and Project Leaders) and other functions within the Tech Center such as Product Development, Lab Ops, Hersheys Kitchens, etc.

  • Schedule Projects for Employee Testing (continuous improvements, shelf life, innovation, etc.)
  • Maintenance of project sample inventory: sample receipt, storage, and tracking for Sensory projects, move samples among temperature storage conditions as per department guidelines
  • Point person for maintenance of TC and 19E Sensory Laboratory (including supplies and equipment) and storage areas (incl. pantry, coolers, chambers and freezers).
  • Maintenance of library of panel references, testing supplies and incentives/snacks; conduct necessary grocery shopping (via peapod and in-store)
  • Sample preparation;
    • Discrimination Testing (i.e. 2 of 5, Paired Comparison, Duo-Trio, Triangle, etc.)
    • Employee acceptability (Innovation support and shelf life testing)
    • Additional sample prep and testing support: Commodities, Chocolate Paste, and Liquors
  • Work with project leaders to develop Eye question ballots in support of employee testing programs and run system reports (i.e. 2 of 5 testing)
  • Create data summaries at conclusion of projects, via web apps or EQ software outputs (Triangle, employee hedonic, etc)
  • Support to SCI Consumer test sample preparation and shipping to test sites
  • Support calibration program; prep and ship samples to global satellites or suppliers (as needed)
  • Support external training; sample preparation, packing, shipping (as needed)

Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree
  • Minimum 1-2 years of laboratory experience working in food CPG or food service
  • Serve Safe Certification, a plus

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The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans


Associated topics: equipment, intern, lab, lab support, lab tech, quality, quality assurance, quality control, research, routine care * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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