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Distillation Operator - Lakeland, FL


  • Responsible for the operation and monitoring of all Distillation equipment. This includes all associated tanks, pumps, and filtration equipment.
  • Responsible for start-up, monitoring and shutdown of Distillation utilities; cooling towers, glycol chillers, vacuum pump, air compressor, and computer control systems.
  • Responsible for transferring product to and from Distillation area and associated tank farms.
  • Proficient in the operation of Gas Chromatograph to monitor processes and evaluate product.
  • Maintains appropriate records, process orders, and log books of all work functions performed.
  • Labels, stores and performs inventory transfers of intermediate and finished products produced utilizing SAP.
  • Correctly complete written batch records, written shift change instructions, maintain good GMP’s and housekeeping and assist in the maintenance of required GMP and safety logs.
  • Follow all safety policies and procedures and perform other duties as required.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years experience in distillation and extraction processes.
  • Knowledgeable in the operation of Distillation columns, process control systems (Delta V), lab analysis.
  • Ability to work with flammable liquids and work in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Food Safety and other internal safety guidelines
  • Aptitude for mechanical work.
  • Work within a team environment where workplace respect is vital.

Physical Demands:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Exposure to: moderate noise level, out-side and inside work, high/low temperatures, high humidity, hazardous materials and solvent fumes.
  • Must be able to work in and walk through production areas.
  • Must be able to work indoor and outdoor.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Proper PPE must be maintained.
  • Work near moving mechanical or pneumatic equipment or parts.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

We Value:

  • Diversity, Inclusiveness, Belonging
  • Work Ethics, Reliability, Punctuality (attendance)
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset, Leadership, Courage to be Innovative
  • Teamwork, Positive Attitude, Motivation, Adaptability
  • Safety & Quality Conscious, Integrity

We Offer:

  • High Challenge and High Reward Environment
  • Entry to exciting and inspiring world of perfumes and taste
  • Culture that values diversity where people are at the heart of the company
  • Opportunity to work for a company that cares about the environment and sets and achieves ambitious sustainability objectives

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly.


We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:
* Generous Paid Time Off!
* Quarterly Bonus Potential!
* Retirement Plans!
* 401(k) with Company Match!
* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!
* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!
* Flexible Spending Accounts!
* Tobacco-Free Campus!
* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!

Nearest Major Market: Lakeland

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