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R&D Technician

Job Type:



CA, Commerce



Job Description:

R&D Lab Sample Technician in Commerce, CA

Kerry Group is a global organisation known for its high levels of performance in product development and technology, and for the highest standards of service that it provides to its customers on a global basis with market capitalisation of 7.0 billion and revenue in 2012 of 5.8 billion. Dedicated to strong, accelerated growth across all markets and product platforms, the business is supported by a growing, multi-plant manufacturing organisation with key facilities in the United States, EMEA, and APAC Regions. We bring together our collective expertise, technologies and global resources to partner with our customers to develop innovative and market-driving solutions. Through continued investment in research and technologies, we help our customers compete in a rapidly changing global marketplace

Primary Purpose:
To compound flavors and perform tests as required by the project.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
1. Compound flavors for the laboratory.
2. Perform formula experimentation and revisions as requested.
3. Conduct laboratory tests on formulas, including but not limited to specific gravities/WPG.
4. Order and maintain raw material stock and lab supplies/equipment.
5. Taste flavors for panels.
6. Run lab homogenizer.
7. Apply flavors to various mediums for use levels.
8. Document formulas and procedures.
9. May execute other projects or perform other duties as required by the Division.

Minimum Requirements:
Associates in Chemistry, or a related Applied Science, or equivalent laboratory experience,
Minimum of 2- 4 years as a Lab Technician in the Flavor or a related industry. Must be proficient in all lab functions and processes and be capable of handling projects from start to finish with little or no direction or supervision.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to taste and smell chemicals, flavors and food products. Must be able to stand for
long periods of time in a laboratory setting. Must be able to handle different smells,
and be able to see to mix and compound flavors, speak, read and write in English. Must be able to wear all GMP and PPE safety gowning, hair net, ear plugs, beard net, lab coat, gloves, safety goggles, slip proof steel toe shoes.

Working Environment:
Laboratory environment with exposure to a variety of aroma chemicals, flavors and food products

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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