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Laboratory Technician – Savoury & Snack Creations
Our memories are a series of flavors: a cup of strong coffee or tea . . . a sweet dessert . . . a home-cooked meal from your childhood . . .
As a leading creator of flavor solutions for beverages, sweet goods, savory, and dairy products around the world, IFF helps our customers deliver on the promise of delicious foods and drinks that consumers love. Our people—passionate, creative, and experts in their fields—combine creativity, brand understanding and consumer insights with our focus on R&D and innovation to bring our customers unique offerings that differentiate their products in the marketplace.
Why not see how far your career passion can take you? Come join the creative and empowered people who work at International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (And be sure to also check out our award-winning Career Video).
The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for compounding liquid & powder flavours by weighing and mixing of flavour compounds and/or food ingredients. You will be based in Isando, South Africa and support various Savoury & Snack projects related to the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
Review assigned formulas for compounding, ensuring proper sequence of mixing.
Retrieve ingredients as indicated on the formula, ensuring only QC approved ingredients are used.
Accurately measure ingredients in a timely manner using scales.
Packages approved batches and labels all finished product containers.
Keep retention samples for traceability purposes.
Maintain organized and updated stock of raw materials in the lab and label containers when needed.
Use equipment that is in proper working condition and cleans equipment.
Maintains a clean and safe work area, and adheres to safety regulations and procedures, understanding the hazards of handling various chemicals.
Filing of formulations for traceability.
Organized and neat
Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, and team orientated environment.
Positive and passionate attitude.
Excellent communication skills
A self-starter takes initiative, pro-active
Basic Math and Computer skills, SAP is a bonus.
Ideally with previous lab experiences
Adhere to instructions
Previous flavour/food compounding experience.
Prior experience handling chemicals.
Knowledge of compounding and understanding of special formula instructions.
Knowledge of GMP/HACCP
Secondary/High School Diploma or preferably a Degree/Diploma in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology.
1-3 years’ experience in a food applications lab, production or related area.