Senior Technician in food extrusion

Position Snapshot

Location: Nestlé Research, Lausanne, Switzerland
Company: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
Act. Rate: Full-Time, 100%
Type of contract: 2 years 
Technical diploma with experience in R&D and/or operating/factory 
Experience in food Extrusion

Position Summary

Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, employs approximately 800 people and is comprised of four Nestlé Institutes: Material Sciences; Health Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences and Packaging Sciences. Please have a tour of our facilities using this link or read more about Nestlé Research at our website. 

As a Senior Technician in Pilot Plant, your main mission will be to plan and conduct trials run at Pilot plant to translate scientific concepts into food product prototypes, ensuring safety and good manufacturing practices in the pilot plant.

A day in the life of technical specialist

o Advise project managers, scientists and laboratory technicians in selecting the appropriate technology and equipment to produce food product prototypes and guide them to technical solutions with higher chance of rapid implementation
o Plan trials in Nestlé Trial Management System according to Design of Experiment
o Settle the line accordingly and conduct trials
o Be a key player in continuous improvement to ensure optimal contribution to projects
o Stimulate collaborations and competences development with Food process engineer (Scale-up), Equipment prototyping team and other R&D centers and external partners
o Ensure compliance to Nestlé standards, ISO and FSSC22000

What will make you successful

o Technical degree related to food or pharmaceutical product (CFC, apprenticeship Technologue Denrées Alimentaires, Maîtrise Fédérale, Bachelor in Life sciences or equivalent)
o Deep knowledge in food extrusion technology, knowledge of any other food technologies would be a big asset
o Min 5 years’ experience in R&D environment or production
o Up to date knowledge of quality, safety and hygiene and environment requirements 
o Significant exposure in different project and support activities of the organization would be an asset
o Ability to work on multiple assignments at the same time
o Good team spirit and communication skills; good coaching skills
o Ability to communicate in English and French

The Nestlé Group is the world’s largest food and beverage company with 92.6 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2019. It is present in 187 countries around the world, has 403 factories and its 291’000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on

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