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Flavor Trainee

Date: Mar 18, 2019

Location: Twin Falls, ID, ID, US

Company: Glanbia

Flavor Trainee


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.


Position:                     Flavor Trainee

Reports To:                Senior Flavor Chemist           

Position Type:            Full Time

Location:                     Twin Falls, ID


Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Create new formulations proactively to increase flavor formulation knowledge.
  • Prepare for monthly flavor tests by studying SFC syllabus and using industry publications with the goal of taking first SFC formal test (apprentice) after year 5 and second test (certification) after year 7.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • 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



    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: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Twin Falls