Synergy Flavors, INC.

  • Flavor Chemist Trainee

    Job Locations US-IL-Wauconda
    Posted Date 7 days ago(11/8/2018 5:51 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    This role is a Flavor Chemist Trainee position that will support the flavor creations team by performing routine laboratory tasks while learning all aspects of Flavor Creation. 


    • Accurately compounds experimental formulas
    • Conducts laboratory experiments under the direction of flavor chemist
    • Obtains raw materials from the production environment
    • Responsible for proper care, handling, maintenance and cleaning of laboratory equipment and laboratory workspace.
    • Maintains stocks of laboratory glassware and supplies
    • Prepares tasting solutions for evaluation
    • Participates in taste panels and educational seminars
    • Follows safety, quality and GMP policies of the company and government.
    • Participates in and supports the execution of flavor training programs following the curriculum established in the Society of Flavor Chemists Syllabus


    • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or other applied science required
    • Must be a self-starter, capable of independent research and study
    • 1-2 years of experience in a laboratory environment
    • Knowledge of organic chemistry and good laboratory practices
    • Good math skills and the ability to convert between varying units of measure
    • Ability to work accurately, quickly and with good laboratory practices
    • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and support multiple projects within a given day.
    • A positive attitude, a team player, engaging and able to communicate thoughts and ideas effectively.
    • Above average sense of taste and smell.

    ***As part of the interview process, all candidates will undergo taste and aroma acuity testing.


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