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Flavor Technician

Date: Jun 18, 2022

Location: Corona, CA, CA, US, 92878

Company: Glanbia

Flavor Technician



Reports To:        Flavor Scientist

Department:     R&D

Location:            Corona, CA

Exempt Status:  Non-Exempt

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.



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




  • Manage the flavor library and customer sampling requests in CRM
  • Analyze current flavor library and evaluate new flavors for potential addition to library.
  • Plan the sample schedule based on requests, priorities, and stock levels.
  • Own the organization and cleanliness of the flavor lab.
  • Compound liquid and powder flavors and adjust formulations based on evaluation of flavor profile and input received from Flavor Chemist. 
  • Create new flavors for sample requests to meet regulatory, sensory, and/or cost requirements.
  • Perform typical flavor laboratory analysis e.g. distillation & 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 and update documentation including Product Specifications, SDS, Nutritional, SOP’s
  • Create finished applications- mainly RTM beverages, as needed.
  • Maintain and document inventory of needed supplies and ingredients and procure as required.
  • Record information including lab methods, results and general observations.
  • Analyze assigned samples for lab and shelf life studies
  • Ability to move packages weighing up to 25lbs.
  • Work courteously and tactfully with laboratory clients, the public and employees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned



Education, Training:      

  • Requires a Bachelors’ degree (B.S or B.A.) in Chemistry, Food Science or related field; or a combination of relevant experience. 
  • 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 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.


Typical Environmental Conditions



  • Minimal travel limited to local area



At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.




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