Laboratory Technician – Flavors

 

SUMMARY:

This position will assist Flavor Chemists in creating commercial flavor systems to be implemented into various food and beverage categories.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Compound commercial flavors, keys & concentrates                                                                                                                              (for use in flavor lab, food & beverage applications, customer samples & flavor production).
  • Organize and maintain complete inventory of raw materials & finished flavors
  • Develop working relationships with raw material suppliers
  • Organize and maintain lab supplies
  • Prepare finished food & beverage samples for screening flavor systems
  • Prepare flavor sample shipments per customer request
  • Process flavor samples for shipment to customer base
  • Conduct testing of finished flavors (physical, chemical, organoleptic)
  • Work closely with flavor chemists to evaluate, modify flavor creations
  • Acquire working knowledge of all raw materials and their core uses/attributes
  • Ingredient research – keep abreast of latest technologies & ingredient offerings
  • Catalogue new flavors to be used for customer submissions
  • Maintain flavor formulation database, vendor documentation, etc.
  • Maintain clean & organized work area for flavor team
  • Other flavor/lab duties as assigned

 

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or equivalent work experience
  • 2 + years lab compounding experience
  • Excellent organoleptic skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational & computer skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, computation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of basic flavor raw materials and regulations governing the flavor industry
  • Knowledge of basic flavor creation processes and procedures a strong plus
  • Previous flavor creation experience a strong plus

 

Location:

  • Target Flavors, Inc.
    7 Del Mar Drive
    Brookfield, CT  06804

 

Send Resume to:

Bill MacLean – bmaclean@targetflavors.com