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Quality Control Technician

At Firmenich people are at the heart of the company, we are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.

Key Responsibilities:
• The essential functions of this position include but are not limited to the following:
• Analyze raw material, in-process, and finished product samples according to established SOP's including GC and GCMS.
• Retrieval use and filing of valid Quality Control retains as references.
• Participate in, and lead daily Flavor sensory evaluation panels per established SOP's
• Prepare micro samples for shipment per established SOP's for 3rd party testing.
• Follows all Lab and Site safety and GMP rules. Maintains work area in a neat and organized manner and completes all paperwork correctly.
• Create, update and write procedures, both testing and QC policies analysis.
• Further educate oneself through courses, seminars, trade journals, and conversation with more experienced technical personnel. 
• Bachelor's degree required preferably within the following disciplines (Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Food Science, Food Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry).
We value:
• Proven track record of providing practical analytical solutions to manufacturing related issues
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Strong interpersonal skills in order to liaison with Creative staff, and R&D on production related issues.
• 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.
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

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