Lab Analyst I

Date: Sep 12, 2023

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description


Lab Analyst – Memphis, TN


International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), Memphis Plant has an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory Analyst to join our team!


Employees in this position performs at the entry level under close supervision performing routine tasks in processing or preparing laboratory specimens and material.




  • Communicate clearly in English both verbally and written.
  • Wear appropriate required safety gear.
  • Attend work regularly and reliably.
  • Work rotating shifts as assigned.
  • Work overtime as scheduled or directed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Operate computers to access/utilize company e-mail and to monitor tests.
  • Demonstrate awareness of and compliance with all pertinent safety policies and procedures
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment.
  • Operate mobile equipment in a safe manner.
  • Participate in work related training programs and adhere to Company Core Values
  • Report pertinent information to appropriate company personnel.
  • Perform all necessary tests on products according to outlined protocols.
  • Activate, de-active and modify Quality plans.
  • Monitor production units.
  • Track testing to ensure proper reporting.
  • Calibrate and maintain all appropriate equipment.
  • Enter pertinent data into the appropriate computer program.
  • Cutting bags and collecting samples of soy powder to be analyzed as needed.
  • Set up laboratory equipment.
  • Calibrate, clean, sterilize, and maintain all appropriate equipment and work areas.
  • Prepare samples for testing and analysis.
  • Operate and trouble shoot laboratory equipment common to Memphis laboratories.
  • Weigh, analyze, and measure ingredients used in testing.
  • Record and compile test results 
  • Enter test results into computerized databases and/or data entry books.
  • Perform job duties in a manner that follow food safety and quality guidelines including but not limited toHACCP, GMPs, QA Policies, Sanitation, and Pest Control.

Job Requirements



  • Knowledge and experience in a laboratory environment.
  • Use and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Safe work practices.
  • Weekend work required.
  • Position involves bench work and process support activities.


Job Requirements


  • Chemistry, Biology or Microbiology Degree Preferred
  • Total of 16 semesters of science and math, which includes a… 
  • Minimum of 12 semester hours of chemistry, micro, or math
  • Minimum of 8 semester hours of chemistry and / or micro
  • Minimum of 4 semester hours of math.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis