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Sensory Technician III - Decatur, IL

Company: ADM
Location: Decatur
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description Sensory Technician III - Decatur, ILThis is a full time, non-exempt position.Position Summary:We are looking for an experienced sensory technician with strong interpersonal skills and a growth mindset to join our sensory science team. Primary responsibilities include executing day-to-day skilled sensory tasks and assisting new sensory capability building with supervision.The abilities to communicate and collaborate with other sensory team members and internal groups are critical for success in this role. Interest in evaluating new food and beverage ingredients and products will be important to this role.Essential Functions:Prepare samples and set up testing space for sensory evaluations.Prepare computer designs for data collection and study execution.Create report templates and consolidate simple data precisely in written and oral formats for sensory leaders.Assist panel leader and scientists with project scheduling, panel management and trainings.Accurately document or modify sensory protocols according to experimental specifications.Ability to identify gaps and make recommendations on laboratory and process improvements to enhance work safety and efficiency.Reports on status of lab and project activities via verbal updates and written formats.Communicate with IT support, plant personnel, and research developers on issues with minimal scientist supervision.Maintain cleanliness and tidiness of the Sensory labs.Manage lab inventory of chemicals, equipment, consumables, references, and products.Be the backup descriptive analysis panel leader as needed. Training on panel leading will be provided.Qualifications:B.A. or B.S. degree with at least 3 years of experience in a laboratory setting.Ability to follow instructions and testing procedures carefully.Basic understanding of the foundations of sensory science is a plus.Experience with Compusense Cloud data collection software is a plus.Working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Microsoft Office.Maintain housekeeping and observes safety standards in lab.Ability and willingness to evaluate food and beverage products daily.Interpersonal Skills:Ability to function independently while interacting with ADM management, facility management, and ADM contract employees.Prioritization of tasks against available resources and time constraints.Troubleshooting and problem solving in team environments.Effective writing and oral communication skills.Resolves conflicts effectively to encourage teamwork, without breaking cohesion and trust.Meticulous attention to detail.Maintain confidential and highly sensitive information.The Company has reviewed this job posting to ensure that most essential functions and basic duties have been included. This posting is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. A detailed job description will be provided during the interview process.Physical Factors:Ability to sit in meetings, at desk or stand in lab for long periods.Ability to use standard office equipment.Excited about this role but don't meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don't check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.ADM requires the successful completion of a background check. REF:83175BR

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