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Job ID:  59045
Date:  Jul 29, 2022
On Site
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

Sensory Lab Technical Specialist - Columbia(MD)

Bring your passion. Build the future.

We’re #hiring at DSM for: 

                                                     Technical Specialist - Sensory

                                                     Location: Columbia, MD



We bring: 

  • A competitive compensation package, with comprehensive health and welfare benefits 
  • A place to grow and develop 
  • A company that is purpose-led and performance-driven in a corporate culture that values people and planet 
  • The opportunity to work on growing brands and build on a strong foundation 
  • The chance to make improvements and make an impact on the business 


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage products, materials and supplies for sensory tests and as required
    • Sample procurement, storage and disposal
    • Restock supplies and ensure proper storage of products, samples references and general supplies.
    • Maintain inventory and shop for supplies
  • Maintain sensory labs, panel rooms, sensory equipment and sensory storage facilities.
  • Administer sensory tests following instructions and protocols.
    • Build session in sensory (Compusense) software
    • Prepare and code samples
    • Prepare relevant references as needed
    • Provide samples and supplies to panelists
    • Take down sessions etc.
  • Schedule, prepare samples and run informal staff tastings
  • Contribute to initial sensory panel data analysis and documentation of results for reports
  • Support screening, training, and monitoring performance of internal and external panelists in both descriptive and difference tests.
  • Maintain panelists attendance and provide panels information as required.
  • Maintain good safety and housekeeping practices by adhering to SHE guidelines


You bring: 

  • 3 - 5+ years sensory lab experience
  • BA/BS in Food Science or related academic discipline
  • Disciplined approach to routine work
  • Efficient with time and meticulous
  • Personable and able to work with diverse group of people
  • Enthusiastic about your work
  • Flexible team player



How to apply 

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by uploading your resume in English via our career portal The procedure will generally be in line with the DSM application process outlined on the DSM career website. Due to privacy regulations, we can only actively interact with applications via our career portal. 



Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and
affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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