Position Title:

Scientist II

 

MEI Technologies, Inc.

Job Description:

The position will be with the Human Health and Performance Contract (HHPC) supporting NASA’s Human Systems Engineering Department at Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, through technical support for provisioning tasks supporting the flight food system for International Space Station. Tasks include supporting provisioning activities, research and product development related to space flight food systems. Activities include, but are not limited to, oversight of freezedried food production, assistance with product development, sensory evaluation, literature research, preparation and review of technical reports, presentations, and charts. Participation in outreach events, tours, and other activities scheduled by the Public Affairs and Education Offices is also required.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversight of freezedried food production at the Space Food Systems Laboratory, and participation in provisioning activities related to the ISS flight food system, including preparation of facility, food preparation, flight packaging, quality assurance testing, and container stowage.
  • Participation in product development activities, sensory evaluation, literature research, preparation and review of technical reports, presentations, and charts, as assigned.
  • Participation in outreach events, tours, and other activities scheduled by the Public Affairs and Education Offices, or requested by the NASA customer.

Requirements

Education and Experience

Required:  BS degree in Food Science or a related discipline, minimum 5 years’ previous experience in a commercial food production setting.  Previous demonstrated experience with freezedry processing of food products.

Desired:  Previous experience with sensory evaluation, quality assurance, and product development.

Skills/Training

Required:  Proficiency with MicroSoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Good oral and excellent written communication skills.

Desired:  ServSafe certification, Risk-based HAACP certification

How to Apply:

Michelle Anderson
Human Resources Business Partner
MEI Technologies, Inc. (MEIT)
michelle.anderson@meitechinc.com
www.meitechinc.com
Phone: 281-283-6051 (direct)
Fax: 281-929-0663