R.A. Wylan & Co. Inc.,
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R&D Technician

Location: Chicago, IL
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 2/8/2018
Job ID: 02552690
Job Description
R&D Lab Technician
Job Responsibilities:
  • The technician would be expected to comprehend different flavor formulas (compounded flavors, extracts, emulsions, powder blend and spray dried powder, etc..) and the instruction to correctly manufacture the flavor
  • Ability to organoleptically assess flavors
  • Complete flavor development under instructions from manager
  • Work on scale up projects for flavor manufacture
  • The technician should be proficient in chemical nomenclature
  • The technician should be proficient in understanding chemical shelf life
  • The technician should be proficient in understanding proper chemical storage
  • Bachelors of Science in Chemistry/Biology/Food Science/Physical Science preferred
  • Technicians must possess mathematical skills to work with ratios, percentages and statistics with and without MS Excel
  • 2 years working within a food or flavor laboratory facility
  • Clearly communicate findings or organoleptic analysis with managers/supervisors
  • General understanding of chemistry: solubility, physical properties, chemical nomenclature, chemical functional groups
  • Attention to minute details is an absolute must to be successful in this role
  • A team player who can work well with others
  • A person who is able to take direction
  • Strength in the following skill sets: verbal, written, analytical, and problem-solving
  • Organization and planning
  • Must be comfortable learning new things and sharing ideas
  • Ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of people
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with allergens (tree nuts, peanut, dairy, etc.)