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Flavor Technician

Date: May 23, 2019

Location: Corona, CA, CA, US

Company: Glanbia

flavor Technician


Supervisor’s Title:           Flavor Scientist

Location:                           Corona, CA

Department:                     R&D


At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers around dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.


Job Summary

This position supports the development of our flavor business for Glanbia Nutritionals. This role drives efficiency in our laboratory creating flavors for customers. 


Essential Functions

  • Manage the flavor library and customer sampling system
  • Maintain an organized and clean flavor lab.
  • Compound liquid and powder flavors and adjust formulations based on input received from Flavor chemist.
  • Perform typical flavor laboratory activities e.g. distillation and liquid extraction.
  • Operate QA equipment such as balances, pH meter, refractometer, flash point analyzer, GCMS.
  • Maintain and update database of flavors and associated documentation.
  • Prepare documentation including Product Specifications, SDS, Nutritional, SOP’s
  • Work in conjunction with the flavor scientists to follow project outlines.
  • Support applications with projects as needed.
  • Maintain inventory of needed supplies and ingredients and procure same as required.
  • Record information including lab methods, results and general observations.
  • Take assigned samples for lab analysis and shelf life studies
  • Ability to move packages weighing up to 25lbs.
  • Read through Standard Operating Procedures and help update.
  • Work courteously and tactfully with laboratory clients, the public and employees.


Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experiences

  • Requires a Bachelors’ degree (B.S or B.A.) in Chemistry, Food Science or related field.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel and possess good report writing and communication skills.
  • Must possess good math and analytical skills
  • Must possess good sensory skills i.e. taste and smell.
  • Accomplish assigned tasks with precision and accuracy
  • Excellent record required in safety, attendance, and punctuality
  • Self-motivated and ability to work with little supervision


Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

  • Regularly involves talking or listening, sitting, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking.
  • Occasionally involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves moderate physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.


Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment, light traffic).
  • May be exposed to loud noise levels (i.e. manufacturing equipment).
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat, and fumes and toxic chemicals.
  • May be exposed to fumes and toxic chemicals, and disagreeable odors.


Travel Requirements

    • Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.



Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.

Nearest Major Market: Corona
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles