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Laboratory Technician, Product Development
Allen Flavors, Inc. - Edison, NJ

 

 

 

Allen Flavors, Inc. is looking for a Laboratory Technician, Product Development!

Great work environment and training opportunities!

Allen Flavors, Inc . is a flavor formulation and ingredient supply-company currently seeking a Laboratory Technician to work in our Product Development Department in various roles associated with the manufacturing of beverage formulation.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Position Purpose:

The Laboratory Technician in Product Development will be responsible for ordering supplies, sample receipts, and small equipment maintenance and will provide support to the Laboratory Department in testing beverage products.

Responsibilities:

  • Must have basic lab experience, weighing & mixing ingredients and understanding of lab safety.
  • Be able to Perform TA, Brix, RI, Density, refractive index, and color testing using spectrophotometer.
  • Have an understanding of nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners and be able to formulate to a specific # of calories per serving using combinations of any.
  • Have an understanding of vitamin and mineral active levels and how to formulate a vitamin/mineral premix (using Excel).
  • Must understand the concept of unitizing ingredients in a beverage plant formula for ease of use (using Excel).
  • Understand various methods to extend product shelf life and how to select the processing parameters for different beverage systems (i.e. pasteurization, preservatives)
  • Must demonstrate an ability to weigh accurately and show good lab practices.
  • Must be able to make sample labels and lab request sheets for shipping samples.
  • Must be able to calibrate the lab equipment (titrino, refractometer, ph meters)
  • Must understand the ingredient replenishment protocol.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Food Science or a related field.

Experience: One to two years’ experience in a laboratory setting. Beverage development experience considered.

Skills:

  • Expertise in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and follow-up skills.
  • Personal initiative, responsibility and flexibility.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision and to handle multiple assignments with limited time constraints.
  • Ability to manage cross functional project teams and multiple projects in a fast- pace, constantly changing environment.
  • Excellent math and problem solving skills.

At Allen Flavors, Inc. we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encourage to reach their full potential. We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities and outstanding benefit programs:

  • Vacation/Sick/Personal Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Per Yearly Schedule (11 to 12 days off depending on length of annual AFI Holiday Break)
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs

Are you someone who wants to grow and work with a great group of dynamic individuals? Who wants a new challenge and bring contribution to a company? Come and grow with us! Where everybody will know your name. Interested candidates should forward their resumes for consideration.

Allen Flavors, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer

Job Type: Full-time

 

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