Sensory Panel Assistant

Contractual | 24 months |
Solon, OH, Ohio, USA
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Currently, we are looking for talented resources for one of our listed clients. If interested please reply to me with your updated resume or feel free to reach out to me for more details at (949) 482-4218

Title: Sensory Panel Assistant
Location: Solon - NUSA R&D, OH
Duration: 24 months


  • The Sensory Panel Assistant supports the Sensory Technician and Panel Leaders with the preparation and presentation of samples for trained sensory panel sessions.
  • A proactive independent person who is able to complete tasks with minimal supervision. Creative and innovative with a sense of urgency and passion.
  • There is also the opportunity to work closely with other members of the team for guidance. There will be formal training sessions set up for all newcomers to the Client as well as specific courses required as an R&D employee. The supervisor will set up a training plan, and it is the responsibility of the individual to execute the plan.


  • Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm (26 hours per week)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Set up the sensory tasting room
  • Prepare samples or sensory references using laboratory equipment (e.g., scales, beakers, appliances) according to test instructions.
  • Maintain inventory of samples assigned for testing
  • Provide IT support by launching panel sessions if required
  • Anticipate and proactively troubleshoot potential testing issues in alignment with Panel Leaders

During Panel:

  • Prepare/cook products to be tasted according to the preparation plan, dispense in individual serving dishes and utensils, and serve to panelists according to the test plan
  • Maintain a safe lab environment according to best laboratory practices


  • Clear dishes, clean testing stations, and store or dispose of products as required

Job Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):

  • High School degree required
  • Basic software knowledge: Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. Microsoft PowerPoint is a plus
  • Work well in a team environment.  Collaborative attitude. Enjoys working with, learning from, and sharing knowledge with others
  • Adaptable and receptive to changes during testing
  • Good computer skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time while cooking and serving products.
  • Able to follow set sample serving schedule during testing
  • Flexible work hours, as required by the business

Financial/Strategic Impact:

  • This position is in support and service of Client Frozen & Chilled categories: Meals, Pizza & Snacks, Dough and Vegetarian Meal Solutions.
  • This includes the R&D Client Global environment and Client USA brands.

About us:
At our organization, we take our mission and values to heart! We are on a mission to offer more and better jobs all over the world! Our goal is to care for you while you care for our clients and get you paid the highest pay possible. All our associates working with us are expected to embrace our RACE values: R - Results Matter, A- Approachable, C - Care, and E - Emergency i.e. work with a sense of urgency.

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