Career - Food Technician

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Food Technicians will monitor food production processes and will carry out routine testing of food ingredients, packaging and food products to ensure that safety, quality, health and legal standards are met. They will perform physical, chemical and microbiological tests, and report on content, nutritional value, flavour, aroma and appearance and will collect information from surveys and observations. They will record test results and prepare graphs and reports and will assist food technologists with research and development, production technology and quality control. They will mix, blend or cultivate ingredients to make reagents (agents to be used in chemical testing) or to manufacture food or beverage products and will develop, operate, maintain and repair equipment for use in food production, research and testing. They will inspect, analyse and recommend ways of improving quality and efficiency of production. They will check handling, processing and storage of raw materials and also check and maintain cleanliness and sanitation of laboratory equipment. Will measure, test or weigh bottles, cans or other containers to ensure they meet specifications.
Avg Salary
Australia  $78,154 AUD
United Kingdom  £50,000 GBP
United States of America  $81,779 USD
New Zealand  $75,000 NZD
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