Food Technician

Muthaiga Tea Company

  • Entry Level
  • Nairobi

Overview

Vacancy Description
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Job Responsibilities:

As a food technologist, you’ll need to:

  • modify existing products and processes and develop new ones
  • check and improve safety and quality control procedures, from the raw material stage through to the finished product
  • research current consumer markets and latest technologies to develop new product concepts
  • select raw materials and other ingredients from suppliers
  • audit suppliers or manage internal audits
  • run trials of new products
  • coordinate launches of new products
  • deal with any customer complaint investigations or product issues
  • compile, check and approve product specifications and labelling
  • design the processes and machinery for making products with a consistent flavour, colour and texture in large quantities
  • build relationships with suppliers

Qualifications:

You’ll benefit from having a food-related degree for entry into this area of work.

The following subjects in particular are relevant:

  • food safety and quality management
  • food science/technology/engineering
  • fermentation of food products

Skills:

You’ll need to show:

  • a genuine interest in science and how it is applied to food and cookery
  • high standards of cleanliness and the ability to adhere to strict hygiene rules
  • excellent attention to detail
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • people and team-working skills
  • numeracy and problem-solving skills
  • good organisational ability and time-management skills
  • an awareness of the consumer market.

Work experience:

  • Work experience in the food manufacturing industry is advantageous.
  • Technical experience in retail or manufacturing is also valued.

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