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United Technologies Corporation Food Technologist in Beverly, Massachusetts

Job ID: 01261941

City: Beverly

State: Massachusetts

Country: United States

Category: Aftermarket & Sales

Job Type: Full Time

Description:

Date Posted:

2018-08-22-07:00

Country:

United States of America

Location:

CAM60: Sensitech, Inc 800 Cummings Center, Beverly, MA, 01915 USA

I. JOB SUMMARY:

The Food Technologist conducts projects designed to help companies involved in the production or distribution of temperature sensitive food products to determine the root cause of cold chain problems and the appropriate corrective actions. He/she works with Sales and customers to create and present proposals and utilizes other Professional Services resources as appropriate to complete the projects. He/she conducts work/visits at customer sites, typically in food production plants, cold refrigerated environments, distribution centers, supermarkets and restaurants. These visits could be in cold refrigerated environments and could be off normal business hours to accommodate customer needs.

The Food Technologist will have significant interaction with our customers including QA Managers and Operations Managers as well as front line workers from companies involved in the production or distribution of food products. He/she will work with an internal cross-functional team that includes clerical personnel, data analysts, program/project managers, industrial engineers, scientists, and field technicians. This person will assist with the management of multiple projects and meeting aggressive schedules, along with additional tasks, as assigned. It is expected that occasional field work and travel to support other business verticals, such as Life Sciences, will be part of the Food Technologist’s responsibilities.

II. JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

% of

Time

Essential/

Non-Essential

Activity

50%

Essential

  • Executes multiple projects simultaneously to defined department standards using proper project management techniques: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring and Control, and Closure

10%

Essential

  • Engages and communicates progress to stakeholders

10%

Essential

  • Must continuously improve skills and expertise in key areas that are core to our business: handling of life sciences products, process improvement and temperature sensitive management

10%

Essential

  • Data handling including downloading, data conditioning and database setup

10%

Essential

  • Participates in sales related activities concerning Professional Services Food project work including writing proposals and presenting technical information

10%

Essential

  • Other tasks as assigned

100% TOTAL

III. REQUIREMENTS:

KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor Degree in Food Science, Post-harvest is required (consideration may be given to Supply Chain Management)

  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Spanish (able to write technical documents)

  • Strong knowledge of technical writing and able to write technical documents

  • Ability to analyze large quantities of data and create a detailed and actionable summary based on sound statistical analysis and expert commentary

  • Strong Project Management skills and MS Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required

  • Knowledge of process improvement methodologies and statistical methodologies such as SPC is helpful

  • One (1) year experience working directly with sales people and customers, but not required

  • Two (2) years of project management work experience preferred but not required

ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Work experience in food or refrigeration industries is a plus

  • Knowledge of Good Documentation Practices is a plus

  • Knowledge of Food GMPs, HACCP, SSOP is a plus

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team

  • Ability to work directly with customers

  • Strong oral communication and presentation skills for customer-facing and web based presentations

  • Ability to be flexible in an environment where priorities change frequently

  • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively to meet customer requirements

  • Capability to adapt personal style, project management approach and methodology to the needs and requirements of the company, customer and specific projects assigned

  • Must be organized and detail oriented

PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING:

  • Creativity, problem-solving skills, strong analytical and communication skills required

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

  • Able to stand for long periods of time

EH&S REQUIREMENTS:

  • Comply with the EH&S Policy and applicable regulatory and company EH&S rules and requirements

  • Report to supervision conditions or practices that are either unsafe or that may adversely impact the environment, to ensure prompt resolution of potential hazards

  • Attend scheduled EH&S training program

  • Actively support the organization’s efforts to meet or exceed EH&S goals and plans

  • Recommend improved EH&S practice

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Up to 75% travel is required. This typically involves 1-5 day trips within North America and Latin America to visit customer sites. Travel can be grouped and may require multiple trips in a row.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required by all incumbents. Incumbents may perform other duties as assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Management retains the right to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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United Technologies Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

Qualification:

United Technologies Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

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