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Quality Control Technician - Princeton, NJ

Country/Region:  US

Quality Control Technician

Princeton, NJ, US


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As a Quality Control Technician you’ll be working to support the plant’s day-to-day operations around quality.  You’ll be supported by your team with possibilities to grow into a Supply Chain Professional and directly impact the quality of our products – helping to improve real lives.


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.


Your 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
  • Conduct daily Fragrance sensory evaluation sessions per established SOP's
  • Participate in, and lead daily Flavor sensory evaluation panels per established SOP's.  Provide 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. Files all retains at conclusion of sample testing cycle

We bring

  • A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally;
  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose;
  • Barrier-free communities within our organization where every employee is equally valued and respected – regardless of their background, beliefs, or identity;
  • A firm belief that working together with our customers is the key to achieving great things;
  • An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future
  • We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and outstanding benefit programs

You bring

  • Growth mindset individuals who consistently strive to grow their capabilities, are not afraid to make a mistake, and never give up.
  • Nurturers who foster an environment of trust while ensuring Firmenich is a challenging and fun place to work and grow careers.
  • Professionals who consistently look beyond their function to drive solutions which are best for the company as a whole.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to liaison with Creative staff, and R&D on production related issues. Excellent Verbal and Written Communication skills
  • REQUIRED:  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.
  • Physical Requirements:   Ability to be on your feet for 50-70% of the day;  Able to lift, push, or pull up to 30 lbs; Requires wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).



Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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