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Beverage Lab Technologist

Posted: September 18, 2023
Salary:US$30 - US$33 per hour
Job type: Contract
Discipline:Life Sciences
Work Location:On-site

Job description

Currently hiring for a Beverage Application Technologist to eventually take the role of Sr. Technologist within the next 6-8 months with a Flavor company located in the Northbrook, IL area. Ideally targeting candidates with R&D and/or formulation experience with beverages for 3+ years.

Position Overview

Applications Technologist performs laboratory work in the application lab using formulas provided from multiple sources and will include selecting, filling, packaging & shipping samples and sensory responsibilities.


  • Develop beverage finished products using our flavors for customers' presentations and tradeshows
  • Develops application formulas as a way to demonstrate, screen and test flavors
  • Selects and screens samples in an appropriate application for customers, chemists, applications, QC, and/or regulatory in a neat and timely manner.
  • Prepares sensory methods for test
  • Selects requested samples for customers
  • Understands Flavor formulas and develops procedures to obtain required samples.
  • The functions performed by this position are the execution and accountability of projects by designing & conducting experiments, recording of experimental data, leading cross-functional teams, and communicating of results to the Project Manager by means of progress reports, product examinations and laboratory reports.
  • The incumbent is expected to have strong product formulation skills, in addition to good project planning skills which would enable him/her to independently plan, coordinate with Sr. Manager.
  • Interacts with Flavorist to work out differences in formula and supports development and matching projects.
  • Demonstrates good communication skills and excellent sense of taste and smell
  • Monitors on-going work flow with the Senior Manager, Beverage Lab
  • Participates in customer presentations as required
  • Works accurately with small quantities
  • Utilizes good time management skills while working under pressure
  • Prepares graphs and charts, keeps accurate, complete and up to date records of all projects assigned. Prints and maintains security of all flavor formula batch sheets
  • Operates standard laboratory equipment, cleans and sterilizes laboratory equipment and glassware. Keep laboratory clean and orderly at all times
  • Maintains the laboratories' supply of raw materials
  • Prepares, fills, packs and ships samples as needed to complete projects
  • Complies with all laboratory safety procedures, follows good lab practices for maintaining a safe, clean and organized work environment


  • Bachelor's Degree in Science
  • 3 years related experience; beverage formulation experience