Technician in Dairy Processes

Technician in Dairy Processes
Institute of Nestlé Institute Food Science

Position Snapshot

Location: Nestlé Research, Lausanne, Switzerland
Institute: Nestlé Institute Food Science
Company: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
Act. Rate: Full-Time Act. Rate 100%
Type of contract: Temporary contract, 2 years

What we offer at Nestlé

Flexible work policies in terms of core hours and working from home. Please talk to us during the recruitment process about what flexibility could look like for you!
Genuine opportunities for career and personal development
Modern “smart office” locations providing agile & collaborative workspaces
Dynamic international working environment
Attractive additional benefits

Position Summary

Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, employs approximately 1000 people and is comprised of five Nestlé Institutes: Food Sciences; Health Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences, Packaging Sciences and Agriculture Sciences. Please have a tour of our facilities using this link or read more about Nestlé Research at our website.
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Learn more about the – Nestlé Institute Food Science here: Nestlé Institute of Food Sciences

As a “Technician in Dairy Processes”, you will plan and conduct trials run at Pilot plant to translate scientific concepts into food product prototypes, ensuring safety and good manufacturing practices in the pilot plant.

We offer a dynamic, inclusive, and international working environment with many opportunities across different companies, functions, and regions. Don’t miss the opportunity to join us and work with different teams in an agile and diverse context.

A Day in the Life of a Technician in Dairy Processes

• Advise project managers, scientists, and laboratory technicians in selecting the appropriate technology, equipment, and technical solutions to produce food product prototypes with high chance of rapid implementation
• Contribute to ideation through early involvement in ideation process
• Plan trials in Nestlé Trial Management System according to Design of Experiment
• Settle the line accordingly and conduct trials
• Be a key player in continuous improvement to ensure optimal contribution to projects
• Be proactive to anticipate potential problems. Autonomous and creative in solving problems.
• Propose technical modifications and improvements on equipment
• Stimulate collaborations and competences development with Food process engineer (Scale-up), mechanical workshop, other R&D centers and external partners
• Ensure compliance to Nestlé standards, ISO and FSSC22000
• Be a model to drive Safety, Health, Environment and Food Safety

What will make you successful

• Milk technologist (CFC, Brevet or Diplôme) or Technical degree related to food or biotechnology
• Knowledge in liquid and powder dairy processes and technology (i.e. UHT, aseptic filling, spray drying), knowledge of any other food technologies would be a big asset
• Min 2 years’ experience in R&D environment or production
• Up to date knowledge of quality, safety and hygiene and environment requirements
• Significant exposure in different project and support activities of the organization would be an asset
• Organized, capable of handling multiple tasks/assignments
• Good team spirit and good communicator
• Ability to communicate in English and French

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