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Technical Assistant- Analytical & Sensory


  • Based in Lake Macquarie at our R&D facility in Cooranbong, NSW
  • Positive and highly reputable company culture & values
  • Casual role at $26.73 per hour + 25% casual loading + 11% super

The Role:

This person will conduct Analytical and Sensory analysis & reporting, product analysis and calibrations to contribute to the creation of innovative products and provide support for existing products.

You will:

  • Sample preparation, organisation, and management of samples.
  • Punctually attend and actively participate in planning or team meetings.
  • Complete assigned tasks with speed, accuracy and using safe work procedures and approved analytical methods.
  • Operate, maintain, and clean laboratory equipment using safe work and approved procedures.
  • Adhere to Conditions of Entry to Analytical Laboratory and Pilot Plant.
  • Maintain lab quality systems by focusing on continuous improvement in service and interaction with other departments/clients.
  • Order required consumables.
  • Conduct Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and assist in the development and review of Safe Work
  • Procedures (SWP) with supervision.

Skills & Experience:

  • Relevant TAFE qualifications in Science, Food Technology, or related science area, or equivalent.
  • Current Australian Driver’s License.
  • Experience in food manufacturing and analytical laboratory environments an advantage
  • Knowledge of WHS and EEO in the workplace.
  • Basic food regulations, legislation, and food safety.
  • Basic understanding of ISO and NATA principles and requirements as applies to food analysis
  • Customer focus and team orientation.
  • Work independently, under supervision or in a team as needed.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Safe operating procedures for pilot plant environment or laboratory
  • Personal organisation and time management skills.

About Sanitarium:

Sanitarium believes in the potential of every Australian to live well.  That’s why everything we do – from the foods we create, to our role in the community and how we care and develop our staff – is guided by this philosophy. We are Australian owned, and we are also proud to produce some of Australia’s’ most loved products from the favourite Aussie breakfast cereal Weet-Bix, to the nutritious on-the-go liquid breakfast drink UP&GO and the category leader in non-dairy milks, So Good. Not only do we have great products, but we have great teams behind them.  We love what we do, we’re constantly evolving and, where there’s a chance to learn or try something new, we roll up our sleeves.  There’s never a dull moment! We are an organisation driven by our mission, vision, and values.

Our Culture:

At Sanitarium we acknowledge that for us to be truly successful and sustainable our people, our values and our philosophy need to be at the forefront of what we do. We are passionate about fostering an environment in which you can flourish and grow, where you feel valued and know that you can make a difference.

The Benefits:

  • Half-day Fridays
  • Access to a range of workplace health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Achievement awards and recognition programs
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities
  • Study assistance to support role requirements
  • Opportunity to contribute to community initiatives

The Recruitment Process:

We are shortlisting and interviewing candidates as applications are received. The selection process will include interviews, online and functional testing as well as Police checks, medical and reference checking.

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