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Applications Scientist
National Flavors, LLC - Kalamazoo, MI 49001

$50,000 - $65,000 a year

 

 

 

 

Job Summary

Position Summary

Supports the flavor creations team by screening flavors and developing appropriate medium for the applications of flavor as well as other routine laboratory tasks. Supports the sales team by preparing appropriate demo samples. Also responsible for conforming to required regulations around safety, quality and good laboratory practices.

Essential Job Functions

  • Tests flavor formulations in a wide variety of applications. This may include dairy, bakery and beverage type products.
  • Develops prototypes to evaluate flavor profile and performance.
  • Screens flavors in appropriate medium based on project objectives.
  • Serves as a technical liaison with operations on apps-related products (ie: cooked products and bases).
  • Prepares product demonstrations for sales calls, trade-shows and other industry events.
  • Selects appropriate products for customer projects based on desired flavor profile, regulatory requirements and target costs.
  • Applies food science and culinary knowledge in the development of prototypes.
  • Operates various lab instruments and equipment to produce prototypes for screening and demos.
  • Actively maintain flavor performance data for the flavor portfolio.
  • Follows safety, quality and GMP policies.
  • Collaborates with multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Forward facing professionalism, solid customer centric skill-sets. Able to meet with current and potential customers to vet
  • Ensures clean and tidy work space
  • 10-20% Travel to trade shows and/or customer visits

Non-Essential Job Functions

  • Performs other duties as assigned depending on needs of the business.

Minimum requirements

Education: Bachelorís degree in Food Science or other applied science.

Work Experience: 3-5 years of experience in a laboratory environment preferred. Prior flavor compounding experience is highly desired.

Industry Knowledge: Knowledge of food industry, ingredient requirements, principles of food science and good laboratory practices preferred.

Soft skills:

  • Must possess strong work ethic, high character and be passionate about serving others.
  • Ability to work accurately, quickly and with good laboratory practices required.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and support multiple projects as necessary.
  • Must possess a positive attitude, be engaging and a team player.
  • Must be able to communicate thoughts and ideas effectively with good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have a desire to learn and grow both for personal development and to increase the technical knowledge base of the company.
  • Solid working relationships with various team members throughout the organization
  • Demonstrated professionalism, able to interact with customers and potential customers

Hard skills:

  • Strong math skills and the ability to convert between varying units of measure is required.
  • Must be able to accurately weigh small quantities of ingredients.
  • Must have acute sense of taste and smell.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Must be able to lift up to 45 lb on regular basis
  • Must not have food allergies that would interfere with the ability to consume a wide variety of customer products. This may include dairy, wheat or any other common foods.

Responsibilities and Duties

Essential Job Functions

  • Tests flavor formulations in a wide variety of applications. This may include dairy, bakery and beverage type products.
  • Develops prototypes to evaluate flavor profile and performance.
  • Screens flavors in appropriate medium based on project objectives.
  • Serves as a technical liaison with operations on apps-related products (ie: cooked products and bases).
  • Prepares product demonstrations for sales calls, tradeshows and other industry events.
  • Selects appropriate products for customer projects based on desired flavor profile, regulatory requirements and target costs.
  • Applies food science and culinary knowledge in the development of prototypes.
  • Operates various lab instruments and equipment to produce prototypes for screening and demos.
  • Actively maintain flavor performance data for the flavor portfolio.
  • Follows safety, quality and GMP policies.
  • Collaborates with multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Forward facing professionalism, solid customer centric skill-sets. Able to meet with current and potential customers to vet
  • Ensures clean and tidy work space
  • 10-20% Travel to trade shows and/or customer visits

Non-Essential Job Functions

  • Performs other duties as assigned depending on needs of the business.

Qualifications and Skills

Minimum requirements

Education: Bachelorís degree in Food Science or other applied science.

Work Experience: 3-5 years of experience in a laboratory environment preferred. Prior flavor compounding experience is highly desired.

Industry Knowledge: Knowledge of food industry, ingredient requirements, principles of food science and good laboratory practices preferred.

Soft skills:

  • Must possess strong work ethic, high character and be passionate about serving others.
  • Ability to work accurately, quickly and with good laboratory practices required.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and support multiple projects as necessary.
  • Must possess a positive attitude, be engaging and a team player.
  • Must be able to communicate thoughts and ideas effectively with good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have a desire to learn and grow both for personal development and to increase the technical knowledge base of the company.
  • Solid working relationships with various team members throughout the organization
  • Demonstrated professionalism, able to interact with customers and potential customers

Hard skills:

  • Strong math skills and the ability to convert between varying units of measure is required.
  • Must be able to accurately weigh small quantities of ingredients.
  • Must have acute sense of taste and smell.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Must be able to lift up to 45 lb on regular basis
  • Must not have food allergies that would interfere with the ability to consume a wide variety of customer products. This may include dairy, wheat or any other common foods.

Benefits

  • Medical/Rx-Blue Care Network HMO
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life, AD&D, Long Term and Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Retirement Plan (401k/Roth), 3% of base contribution by company following 6 months of employment
  • Paid Time Off
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Bonus Options

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • applications development: 3 years

 

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