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Food Prep Technician
at Apex Systems, Inc.
ALSIP, IL

Food Prep Technician
at Apex Systems, Inc.
ALSIP, IL

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Job Title: Food Prep Technician

Summary: To provide support to R&D Scientists and teams with necessary technical service and support to fulfill our purpose and achieve business plan goals.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide necessary technical service for R&D Scientists.
  • Manage multiple priorities and timelines at the direction of team or project manager, Director, Manager or Scientist.
  • Work as a team member and independently to solve problems, suggest improvements, and support other teams as needed.
  • Work efficiently within information systems.
  • Use technical training and skills in weighing liquid and powder ingredients accurately on lab and analytical scales.
  • Prepare sample blends and finished products for internal and external review.
  • Prepare food finished products for sensory panels and supports panel execution as needed.
  • Provide feedback to Director, Manager or Scientist on any operational issue or troubleshooting opportunity on blends or finished product.
  • Prepare and package sample shipments.
  • Assess and maintain R&D laboratory ingredient inventory by retrieving ingredients from Samples, providing appropriate label designation, maintaining approved ingredients and removing obsolete or eliminated materials. Contact Samples, supplier, customer or Scientist when additional materials are needed.
  • Track incoming samples and materials. Assigns lot numbers.
  • Maintain a clean working environment by washing and sanitizing work station, equipment and surrounding area.
  • Adhere to all department procedures, GLP’s and GMP’s.
  • May manage a purchasing card account for purchasing responsibilities.
  • Maintain R&D storage areas; cabinets, bunker, balcony, freezers and coolers.
  • Participate in Descriptive Sensory Panels and Difference from Control Panels upon completion of official training program.
  • May support trade show activities. Prepares and distributes food products on the show floor.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  • Experience with food product preparation experience.
  • Detailed oriented and excellent team membership.
  • Understand the fundamentals of cooking, basic math, multitasking and takes and applies direction and learnings.
  • Energetic and can think beyond a single task; proactive thinker.
  • Flexibility a must; benchwork is not repetitive, constantly changing daily and throughout the day.

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.


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We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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