Synergy Flavors, INC.

  • Quality Control Technician I - US

    Job Locations US-IL-Wauconda
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/8/2019 11:53 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    This person will be responsible for testing incoming raw materials, intermediate products, and finished product samples. 


    Primary Accountabilities:

    • Perform daily testing of all raw materials, intermediates, and finished products. Ensure that the products are tested in accordance with established SOP’s.
    • Responsible for assuring product conformance to specifications.
    • Product testing includes; sensory, refractive index, brix, pH, turbidity, GC, colorimeter, viscosity, density, water activity, manual titration, and other testing as assigned.
    • Able to take microbial samples and maintain a sterile/clean environment throughout the process.
    • Responsible for sampling incoming raw materials for analysis, including lifting 50lbs repeatedly.
    • Responsible for documenting test results, per batch, on analytical sheets and into the computer system.
    • Responsible for creating COA’s of finished products for internal and external customers.
    • Responsible for preparing microbial samples and paperwork for submission to 3rd party laboratory.
    • Responsible for calibrating and maintaining all laboratory equipment in a state of constant readiness.
    • Responsible for the daily review of production batch records and HACCP documents to ensure compliance with said programs and SOPs.
    • File raw material and finished product retains.
    • File raw material and finished product folders used for product testing.
    • Maintain a neat and clean laboratory.
    • Maintain professional appearance and demeanor



    • Bachelors of Science in a related field such as Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, or Food Science / Technology.
    • 2+ years of quality control laboratory experience applying said skills in a comprehensive and hands-on manner.
    • Experience with HACCP, ISO 22000, SQF, BRC, or equivalent Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) criteria.
    • Experience with QC related instruments such as pH meters, refractometer, densitometer, colorimeter, GC, water activity meter, and turbidimeter.
    • Previous flavor industry experience.
    • Demonstrated excellence in priority setting and execution skills. Able to handle multiple priorities.
    • Discern sensory differences between tested flavors and flavor chemicals.


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