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Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed over 15,800 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com.

Quality Control Technician


Under regular supervision evaluate, inspect and analyse raw materials, intermediates and finished goods by performing basic sensory and/or physical and/or analytical tests to secure compliance with product safety regulations, specifications and standards. 


Core Responsibilities

•    Perform a variety of quality control related sensory assessments including organoleptic (e.g. odour & taste) and visual determinations (e.g. colour and appearance).
•    Perform a variety of quality control related measurements (e.g. chemical tests to determine pH, acid values) using wet chemical methods such as titration, saponification etc.
•    Perform a variety of quality control related measurements (e.g. specific gravity, refractive index, melting point, flashpoint) to determine the physical characteristics of the sample  
•    Perform a variety of quality control related measurements (e.g. chromatography, GC-MS, infra-red, ICP) to determine the composition of samples tested.  
•    Enter results into laboratory books / systems such as SAP.
•    Document non-conformance.  Extract, summarise and collect data for material related investigations.


Academic Background
•    High School Diploma within a technical field such as Chemistry, Biology, etc. with experience in chemistry or laboratory techniques and general equivalency development (GED) is required.


Professional Experience
•    Overall work experience of 1 to 2 years in a similar position.
•    Previous background in Sensory Evaluation and Analytical QC preferred.


Technical Skills
•    Laboratory and/or QC techniques required.
•    Good computer knowledge with such systems as SAP, Databases, Microsoft Office products is preferred.
•    Operational experience of a laboratory environment, analytical equipment and instruments such as weighing balance, Densitometer, Refractometer, Moisture balances, Karl Fischer Titrator, Sieve testing equipment.
•    Knowledge of chemical substances, hazardous material and related local regulations.
•    Basic Sensory evaluation capability / potential capability preferred.

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
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Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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