Lab/Kitchen Support - Part Time On-Call (Day Hours)

Land O' Lakes

Land O' Lakes

Customer Service
arden hills, mn, usa
Posted on Sunday, April 7, 2024
Lab/Kitchen Support – Part Time On-Call (Day Hours)

Provide support to the Sensory Lab, CPI (Consumer Product Intelligence) team, and Taste Panels. Organizes and executes routine laboratory activities.

Hours: Daytime, roughly 15-29/hrs/week depending upon projects

Duties include but are not limited to:

Test Execution: Applies technical skills and good hygiene/food handling practices to properly serve panels/trainings/tastings following appropriate laboratory protocols. Ensure that tests/trainings/tastings run smoothly, actively trouble-shooting issues as they arise with samples, computers, panelists, etc. Ensure that records are maintained. Run the test serving software. Load samples into cooler/benchtop.; measure, record and maintain appropriate serving temperatures.

Data Handling: data entry, documenting any issues and learnings during test, strengthen team bonds.

Test/Sample Preparation: Applies technical skills to ensure that proper laboratory protocols and procedures are followed and recorded during the preparation of materials for all tests, trainings, and tastings. Set up rooms and equipment for tests, tastings, and trainings.

Prepares samples, references, and carriers as needed. Other bundling, labeling, cleaning, and sanitizing as needed.

Lab Maintenance: Follows lab protocols to ensure that proper lab maintenance is completed and documented properly. Follows proper food handling and hygiene procedures to ensure that equipment and facilities are cleaned and maintained according to protocols. Clean storage spaces as scheduled, including the walk-in cooler, refrigerators, and pantry areas. Clean and sanitize lab surfaces. Load and unload dishwashers.

Other General Lab Assistance: Participates in laboratory activities to meet project and/or team objectives. Demonstrates an awareness and consideration of the opinions and feelings of others. Maintains cooperative/collaborative working relationships with team members and panelists. Receives and acts on feedback in a constructive manner.

Candidates must demonstrate a general understanding of laboratory procedures in the area of primary responsibilities. Apply technical skills to achieve routine tasks within projects. This job requires bending, lifting (up to 50#), and being on your feet most of the day.


  • High school/GED required

  • Associate degree or higher preferred

  • Restaurant (served or prepped food) and/or pharmacy experience preferred

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