Food Evaluation Assistant (The position has been filled)
Australia, Tasmania
Part Time
  • Three year contract commencing in July with the possibility of an extension for another two years
  • Government Organisation Providing a Friendly & Supportive Work Environment
  • Flexibility with part-time hours



Our client, a Division of the Department of Defence, a well known government agency, is based in Scottsdale, in beautiful Tasmania. They provide Defence with Science and Technology (S&T) advice in support of Defence fresh and combat ration feeding systems, and manufactures a range of specialised foods for use in combat ration packs. With state of the art facilities, they house scientific and technical staff to assist with every step of the process – from research to manufacturing.



Our client is seeking a Food Evaluation Assistant in support of work conducted by the Food and Nutrition Science and Technology Capability (FNSTC) as part of a long-term contract. This contract position will commence in early July 2016 and due to complete June 2019 with an option for a renewal for another 2 years. Based in Scottsdale, Tasmania, you will be working within a friendly and caring group.

The successful candidate will be undertaking the following duties:

  • Preparation and presentation of samples for Sensory Testing in a clean and hygienic way consistent with Good Manufacturing Practise in a Food Handling environment
  • Shelf life testing including basic analysis of product, package integrity testing and sensory testing
  • Data entry of test results into the sensory evaluation computer system allowing subsequent analysis and reporting of the overall results for the program of work being undertaken
  • Support workplace health and safety requirement
  • Provide general support to Science & Technology work programs and activities

Initially, the average number of hours worked are expected to be around 52.5 per fortnight. These hours can fluctuate to meet the needs of the business.

If you are interested please call us for a confidential discussion. You can apply through CS Executive Group regardless if you have applied through other agencies!



This government role requires the candidate to be an Australian citizen – PR is NOT SUFFICIENT

  • Tertiary qualifications such as a Diploma or Degree in Food Technology, Consumer Research, Sensory Evaluation, or a related field, will be highly regarded
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • An ability to work as part of a team and individually under general direction
  • A demonstrated ability to work to deadlines and to successfully complete tasks on time
  • Must be willing to relocate to Tasmania if not a local resident

The successful candidate will enjoy living and working in a beautiful part of the world in Tasmania only an hours drive from Launceston. The people are friendly and the work very interesting and challenging.



To be considered for this role please apply at your earliest convenience by using the ‘Apply Now’ button below. Please include your updated resume with a covering letter in Word Format. For a confidential discussion about this role, please call CS Executive Group on 03 9516 0100.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of candidates we receive on a daily basis, we can only contact those with suitable qualifications and experience. Please note, however, you are welcome to call our Recruiters to discuss your application. If unsuccessful, your resume will remain on our database and will be considered for future suitable roles.