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Quality Control Technician, Lakeland, Fl

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the receipt of samples as they are logged into Quality Control.
  • Analyze raw material, in-process, and finished product samples according to established SOP's.
  • Analyze raw material, in-process, and finished product samples via GC and GCMS according to established SOP's.
  • Retrieval and use of valid Quality Control retains as references.
  • Participate in, and lead daily Flavor sensory evaluation panels per established SOP's
  • Files all retains at conclusion of sample testing cycle.
  • Provides Sensory Support in both preparation and evaluation of ingredients and finished products.
  • Prioritize / separate samples and organize their testing per established SOP's.
  • Prepare micro samples for shipment per established SOP's for 3rd party testing.
  • Runs reports and flashpoints as needed. Create, update and write procedures, both testing and QC policies analysis.





  • Bachelor's degree required preferably within the following disciplines (Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Food Science, Food Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry).
  • Experience with GC, GCMS is preferred, with Flavors and/or Fragrance experience.
  • Technically proficient in the following standard chemical procedures and physical measurements (wet chemistry): GC, GCMS, FTIR, HPLC,NMR, pH, acid value, peroxide value, oil content, water content, specific gravity, refractive index, Tg, optical rotation, salt content, solid content, color, ester value and other standard tests.
  • Proficiency with MS Office: Word, Excel and standard MS office software.
  • LIMS and/or SAP experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.




We value:

  • Demonstrate good decision making abilities under pressure, problem solving, organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Follows all Lab and Site safety and GMP rules. Maintains work area in a neat and organized manner and completes all paperwork correctly.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to liaison with Creative staff, and R&D on production related issues.
  • Ensure adherence to all management systems including, ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 and Food Safety, with an understanding of Firmenich’s Quality and Environmental Policies and Procedures.  Responsible that these policies and procedures are implemented throughout the organization and all related activities under the position’s jurisdiction
  • Utilize HACCP philosophy and procedures in everyday work routine.



We offer:


  • The ability to be a part of a highly creative and imaginative team in an incredibly competitive and inspiring industry
  • A fast-paced environment surrounded by some of the biggest talents and brands in the beauty and fragrance industries
  • Learn how to understand consumers and how to meet their needs effectively



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