Food Science Technician

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Associate's Degree

Ever wonder who makes the nutrition labels and ingredient lists on our food packaging? It was likely the work of a food science technician. As the righthand men and women of food scientists, they assist and support in the lab and in the field – collecting and logging samples and data, keeping detailed records and conducting quality control tests of food products. Thanks to these experts, we can enjoy food without the risk of consuming low-quality or unsafe ingredients.

Also known as: Central Lab Technician, Food Science Technician, Laboratory Technician, Laboratory Assistant, Operations Technician, Quality Analyst, Quality Assurance Analyst, Quality Control Technician, Quality Technician, Technical Services Analyst
Quality Control Analysis
Follow laboratory protocols and procedures
Collect, record, prepare, analyze and store animal and crop specimens and samples
Prepare and operate testing and experimentation equipment and tools
Assist in the analysis and formulation of animal feed
Analyze data and prepare charts, reports and presentations on research findings
Communicate findings to stakeholders in a variety of industries

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