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Process Analytical Scientist/Engineer

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Wilmington, DE, US, 19803

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 322461 

Job Description

Do you have a passion for process analytical technology & continuous improvement of manufacturing processes? If so, joining the world's largest producer of food ingredients as a Process Analytical Scientist/Engineer may be the opportunity you are seeking. We are looking for someone who thrives on optimizing, thinking innovatively, and building new capabilities.


As Process Analytical Scientist/Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and installing process analytical technology at-line, online, inline, and near-line. You will also be a member of project teams focused on continuous improvement of quality, cost productivity, and capacity release. To be successful in the role, you will: (1) be familiar with a variety of analytical techniques, e.g., spectroscopies, rheology, wet chemistry, etc; (2) stay apprised of the latest analytical technology, and (3) work with external suppliers to design/specify the most-effective technology for our processes.


The home workplace will be IFF in Wilmington, Delaware and is part of a larger Leveraged Engineering Team that supports manufacturing sites across all of IFF. This laboratory-based position reports directly to the Global Manufacturing Technology Director for Nourish. Additionally, we are a very collaborative team and occasional regional and global travel to other sites may be required as part of the role.   Our factories are high-tech food, scent, consumer product, and industrial product ingredient manufacturing facilities and are part of International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF). The production is carried out using several processes, which range from traditional syntheses or biotechnology to various purification and completion processes. Our ingredients create value for our customers worldwide and help produce safer and healthier products.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in chemistry, chemical engineering, or mechanical engineering
  • Relevant industrial experience: 5+ years for PhD or 7+ years for Bachelor’s/Master’s
  • Strong expertise in spectroscopy
  • Working knowledge of rheology, wet chemistry, NMR, and other analytical techniques
  • Experience designing or working with suppliers to design sample systems for industrial processes
  • Fluent in English with good communication skills both written and oral
  • Competent in Microsoft Office with high-level knowledge in Excel & PowerPoint
  • Previous experience managing large and complex projects/programs is preferred
  • Green Belt/Black Belt Six Sigma certification & statistical analysis expertise is preferred 
  • The ability to work independently with excellent time management and judgment in prioritization skills is critical
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required (10-20%)

We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. At 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 an 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.

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Nearest Major Market: Wilmington
Nearest Secondary Market: Philadelphia