Food Quality Assurance Technologist at Nourish Ingredients

Food Science, Canberra ACT Australia canberra
Posted 5 days ago

Our team is rapidly growing and we’re on the hunt for a brand-new Food quality assurance technologist to join our team and help our company to achieve our big, audacious goals to transform the plant-based and alternative protein sector.


Our Food quality assurance technologist will:

  • Develop and establish tools, systems, processes, testing procedure to ensure quality of materials and completed products within specifications.
  • Perform microbiological tests and other physicochemical analyses for materials and completed products.
  • Record data, analyse results, write up report, and maintain quality control files.
  • Liaise with all departments and R&D team to ensure food safety and quality issues are addressed within agreed timeframes.
  • Perform equipment calibration and maintenance.
  • Coordinate with Team lead for defining and planning team development strategies.
  • Collaborate with Lab custodian to manage lab resources.

You have:         

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food science, food technology, food microbiology or related areas.
  • At least 3 years of work experience in food processing industry in food quality control or similar roles.
  • Significant hands-on experience with laboratory process, methods and equipment for dairy and/or meat flavour and product testing.
  • Good understanding of the Australian food legislation, regulations, and quality management system
  • Experience with documentation control and maintenance.
  • Ability to work well in team and independently.
  • Ability to self-organise with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

It would be great, but not essential, if you also had:

  • Experience in food packaging.
  • Experience in food fermentation and meat and dairy plant-based products.
  • Experience in meat and dairy flavour.


If you do a good job:

The world is your plant-based oyster! This is a pivotal role that will provide you with an opportunity to gain experience within the alternative food ingredient industry in a start-up environment. We want everyone at Nourish to have equal access to success and joy, and this role will be integral in driving both of these things to the team!


We offer:

  • Opportunity to be part of something big as we set out to change the way the planet looks at sustainable, plant-based alternatives
  • A supportive and collaborative environment
  • Hybrid work environment
  • The potential to participate in the Nourish Employee Share Option Plan
  • Generous Relocation budget for interstate or overseas individuals

**Maybe this role is not for you if:  

  • Prefer to have a role with specific focus. As a start-up employee, you will need to wear many hats and get your hands dirty with tasks and projects outside of the traditional scope of this role.

Here’s how to apply:

Send us your CV now along with a brief cover letter telling us about yourself and why you would be a great fit for this role!


Need more convincing?

This is a unique opportunity to be part of solving real world problems and help spur the next era of alternative protein food production. Find out more about Nourish Ingredients here: