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Food Science Technician

Job: #2020-69947
Store Number: 8311
Store: Southeastern Grocers
Category: Store Support / Corporate
Position Type: Merchandising
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Address: 8928 PROMINENCE PARKWAY BUILDING 200Jacksonville, FL, 32256

Job Title:

Food Science Technician


Job Purpose

The food science technician will evaluate the quality of the company’s Own Brand product items for acceptability against the company established standards. The role will be responsible for coordinating product evaluations and consumer preference testing ensuring that product quality meets Southeastern Grocers' quality specifications and aligns with our competitors.   He/she will maintain the testing facility, obtain samples and maintain the product inventory system.


Essential Responsibilities


% Of Time

Prepare and evaluate products for quality, condition and adherence to product specifications and determine if company standards are met. Obtain samples for product monitoring.


Perform lab procedures to include sensory analysis as well as specific laboratory test to ensure product performance.


Review Fresh Labels and ensure adherence to regulatory and company requirements.


Coordinate product testing for internal product reviews and consumer preference panels; analyze and report on results for the business.  Maintain test facility and laboratory testing equipment.


Support the continuous improvement initiatives as directed by the quality control director.


Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



Required Education

Course of Study

Associate's Degree

Science Degree

Preferred Education

Course of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Science Degree

Relevant Experience

Supervisory Experience

0 -3 yrs minimum

No Supervisory Experience

Language(s) Required

Language(s) Preferred


Englis and Spanish

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

• Associates degree and one (1) year of experience in a food related field

• Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently.

• Ability to understand and follow English instructions.

• Proficient in excel

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Preferred

• Manufacturing experience in Quality Control

• Lab experience

• Nutritional and Labeling review experience

• Food Science Certificate



Environmental Factors


Own Brands

Environmental Factors

SSC Heavy: Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this position, the associate is regularly required to stand, use hands or fingers to handle, hold or feel objects, tools or controls, talk, see, hear and perform repetitive movements with both hands. The employee is occasionally required to reach at waist level or overhead Working Conditions: While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee may be exposed to working in indoor, outdoor, cold, heated, and wet/humid working conditions. Safety Risk Factors: The employee is frequently required to twist back and/or neck, walk on a slippery or cluttered floor surface, work with hazardous equipment and be exposed to sharp objects. The employee is occasionally required to be exposed to loud noise, skin irritants, nuisance dust, fumes and sprays, hazardous cleaning solutions and other toxins. Overall Required Equipment: a personal computer, telephone, printer, copy machine, fax machine and other general office supplies and equipment. Department Specific Required Equipment: shopping carts, unicarts, case cutters, bagging supplies and cleaning supplies and equipment Pulling Requirement: 100 lbs. Lifting Requirement: 30 lbs.


Travel Requirements

Travel Percent