This position is responsible for compounding in a flavors manufacturing facility. Compounders operate machinery that mixes and grinds raw materials to produce compounds. They must follow standard instructions to measure or weigh dyes, chemicals, and other substances into the machinery. They must check for consistency in various batches and measure the viscosity of the mixtures. Often they are required to take samples of the compound and turn them over to a laboratory for testing. They must follow sanitation guidelines thoroughly when cleaning machinery. They have the task of filling out paperwork about the compound batches.