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Flavor Compounder

Summary of Position
Imbibe is a leading innovator in the beverage industry. Our clients benefit from our holistic approach to product development where we engineer every beverage from the bottom up. We design custom components, such as ingredient blends, flavors and finished beverages for every project we work on. Imbibe combines a powerful synergy of innovation, technical expertise, and dedication to ensure our clients never settle for anything but the best.

The Flavor Compounder supports our Flavorists with daily functions by compounding and batching flavor formulas; testing and analyzing the flavors; maintaining flavor lab inventory of raw materials, ensuring supplies are available and that lab is well-maintained, clean, and presentable.

Hours are 8am- 5pm, M-F

Essential Job Duties
  • Assist Flavorists as needed.
  • Precisely follow flavor formula batch instructions to compound and batch flavors (6 flavors / flavor base oils per day).
  • Gather analytical information, including specific gravity and flashpoints of flavors.
  • Maintain inventory and ensure that flavor ingredients and raw materials are within shelf life.
  • Operate and maintain lab and pilot plant equipment – homogenizer, spray drier, ribbon blender, as needed.
  • Check and restock flavor lab supply of raw materials, including but not limited to pipettes, solvents, and lab supplies as needed.
  • Prepare stock solutions: (syrup bases, citric acid solution, sodium benzoate solution, chemical dilutions, etc.)
  • Prepare flavor samples to be shipped to the customer.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and well-organized work environment and follow good manufacturing practices.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A team player with a strong work ethic who is willing to do what it takes to support the development and launch of new products on tight timelines in a fast paced environment.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Ability to adapt to the changing needs of the lab.
  • Attention to detail and ability to accurately follow batching instructions.
  • Ability to lift to 50 lbs. and be on your feet standing up to 6 hours a day.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software products including Outlook, Excel, and Word.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 1-2 years of experience as a compounder in a flavor or pharmaceutical lab is preferred.
  • Experience working with food and beverage processing equipment is a plus.
  • Experience working in the food or beverage industry is a plus.

Working Conditions
  • This is a full-time laboratory position.
  • This position requires the handling of food grade chemicals and ingredients for food and beverage with strong odors.
  • This position requires the use of personal protective equipment and clothing, including but not limited to lab coats, safety glasses, gloves, face masks, respirators, ear protection, etc.