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Flavor Lab Technician

Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19153

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Great taste takes more than great ingredients. That’s why we go above and beyond. Every day.
About Us...
Tastepoint is the newest name in taste, backed by more than a century of experience. We are fueled by passion and enhanced by the technology and insights of IFF. Our purpose is to be the spark that advances our customers. We’re an agile, energetic product development partner with a fresh perspective. Tastepoint captures the essence of our customers’ ideas, and the imagination of their consumers. Together, we'll create a fresh take on taste. We solve customer challenges and craft consumer delight.

Job Description

The primary responsibilities for the Lab Technician role will be to provide support to our Flavor Chemists. This Flavor Lab Technician position exists to weigh, mix and compound flavors, prepare samples, and assist Flavor Chemists and Innovation with the formulation of selected flavors specifically developed for customers, including but not limited to following written and verbal work instructions in English directed by Flavor Chemists and the Innovation Team to assist with the creation/modification/duplication of natural, natural & artificial, and artificial flavorings that may be GMO free or organic complaint, for a variety of foods and beverages that are cost effective to the customer. Participate in flavor testing, taste panels and other sensory evaluations to develop organoleptic skills and perform general laboratory functions to support the Flavor Development and Innovation Team.

Job Requirements

Required Skills 

To perform these various job functions, this position requires the ability to accurately weigh and mix dry or liquid ingredients; operate various types of equipment; understand the impact of temperature effects, solubility and miscibility properties of ingredients; possess organoleptic capabilities to effectively evaluate and taste flavors; must be able to taste all products including those with sugar or meat based solutions. Position also requires not having any food allergens as there will be exposure to ingredients/products that include but not limited to soy, wheat, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, seafood, shellfish, eggs, salt, sugar, beef, chicken, chocolate and cheese;  and possess the ability read/write/interpret technical requirements, procedures and regulations in English.

  • Strong Math Skills
  • Knowledge of Excel and Word
  • SAP Knowledge
  • Strong Verbal & Communication skills

Required  Experience 

  • High School Diploma
  • At least 1 year Lab experience
  • 2 years Compounding Experience

At Tastepoint by IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Visit to learn more…

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia