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Sensory Technician

Date:  Sep 19, 2021

Salisbury, MD, US, 21801

Req ID:  41144
Job Function:  Research & Development

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


The Sensory Technician executes assigned sensory related activities with supervision.  Prepares for and conducts sensory testing in sensory kitchen

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Conducts sensory tests as specified by Manager, and monitors to assure everything goes smoothly and without errors.  Entering all information for products, cooking instructions in Compusense, as well as checking the ballots and testing for accuracy. Setting up schedules in Claude.  Entering panelists in for tests. Start up panelists stations. Ability to conduct Tests alone.
  2. Assist sensory scientist in compensation distribution as appropriate which includes but not limited to reviewing signature sheets before & after tests. checking signature sheets after taste tests.  Excel reports to accounts payable.
  3. Prepares for required tests by acquiring product and equipment necessary; example, numbering plates.  Ordering product if needed.
  4. Maintains work areas in clean orderly condition and maintain/applies safety standards in all work areas. Safety Checks of building to be completed once a year.
  5. Assist in other areas like Foodservice and receptionist area, when available.
  6. Occasional overtime and travel may be required

Minimum Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent; Associates degree preferred in a technical discipline.

Experience Requirements

  • 2 - 4 years' experience with at least 1 year experience in the food industry. 
  • Requires excellent oral and written communication and self-management skills. 
  • Requires good computer skills, i.e., Word and Excel, Compusense, and good math skills. 
  • Should have basic knowledge of common kitchen appliances and their use and care.

Experience Preferred

  • 5+ years of work experience


Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  1. Position requires standing, bending, and moving a lot.
  2. May need to move light (10-20 lbs.) equipment or supplies from one place to another.
  3. May need to access files, supplies and equipment.
  4. Work activity is in a kitchen.

Perdue Farms, Inc. 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 protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury