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Application Technician Protein (m/f/d)

You work in Kemptthal, Switzerland. You are part of the Global S&T Organization and report to the Category Technical Leader for Plant Proteins. Our mission is to develop ingredients and technologies delivering great food experiences. You will comprise primary responsibility for food extrusion-based process and product development in the area of plant proteins for meat analogues.


Sounds interesting? It could well be your perfect opportunity if, like us, you always aim to exceed customer needs and bring value.


You will:
Demonstrate Technical Expertise:

  • Build bench top and pilot plant experiments/trials, individually or as a member of a team
  • Support your team in achieving short-term (< 1 year) and long-term (2+ years) project goals
  • Be an operator for extrusion and share information on extrusion with the team
  • Prepare raw materials for process testing
  • Ship and receive incoming raw materials and outgoing finished samples
  • Help with process engineers testing which may include operating equipment, taking data, pre-weighing, batching
  • Prepare samples for internal evaluations
  • Support customer's meetings and internal events

Manage laboratory activities:

  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all experimental work
  • Participate in projects and group meetings
  • Ensure that strict hygiene and food safety standards are met in the lab and pilot area
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized lab environment following safety policies and hold others accountable for following these guidelines
  • Organize lab and office supplies and raw material


Are you someone who wants to grow your world? Who excels being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are? Then join us.


You have:

  • Apprenticeship, Bachelor's Degree, High school diploma or Polytechnic in Science, Chemistry, Biology or related area; or related area experience in industry such as food service/facility management
  • Bachelor's degree or 7+ years of industry experience with high school diploma
  • Experience with extruders is an advantage, in a food/beverage manufacturing facility including mounting, dismounting and sanitation
  • Experience operating mixing equipment for liquids, powders, and thick paste-like materials is an advantage
  • Hands-on including mechanical and equipment operation experience
  • Working knowledge of ingredient functionality and flavor, formulation is a plus
  • Team player and flexible
  • Work well in a diverse team environment with guidance
  • Good level of English oral and written


Our Benefits:

  • Variable pension fund contributions
  • Certified equal pay employer
  • Sport and leisure club
  • Company shop Access to exclusive perfumes and employee shop with discounts
  • Staff restaurant
  • Bike Badge
  • Public transport support


At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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