CAREERS

We offer a work environment that is:

Innovative

Ours is an environment where team members can express their ideas freely and have opportunities to contribute to our growth and success in flavor creation/application, sales, customer service, quality & regulatory, operations, finance & accounting, analytics and more.

Rewarding

In addition to the opportunity for professional growth, we offer competitive compensation, excellent benefits including full medical, dental and vision plans, life insurance, long term disability insurance, 401-k plan (including a safe harbor contribution), paid maternity leave, generous holiday and vacation schedule, and other benefits.

Dynamic & Inclusive

T. Hasegawa USA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in accordance with all federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on economic or social status, race, color, ethnic origin, creed, religion, political belief, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status or disability.

Careers in Food Science

Collaborative

Energized, inspired and cohesive teams work cross-functionally to achieve T. Hasegawa USA’s common vision. Our team members share a capacity for innovative thinking and productivity. We provide an environment where effective communication and spirited collaboration provide a high level of employee engagement and commitment to results.

Challenging & Stimulating

Our rapidly growing company offers team members throughout the organization the opportunity to challenge themselves and to grow professionally in our stimulating offices and laboratories, as well as our advanced production facilities.

CAREERS

We offer a work environment that is:

Innovative

Ours is an environment where team members can express their ideas freely and have opportunities to contribute to our growth and success in flavor creation/application, sales, customer service, quality & regulatory, operations, finance & accounting, analytics and more.

Rewarding

In addition to the opportunity for professional growth, we offer competitive compensation, excellent benefits including full medical, dental and vision plans, life insurance, long term disability insurance, 401-k plan (including a safe harbor contribution), paid maternity leave, generous holiday and vacation schedule, and other benefits.

Dynamic & Inclusive

T. Hasegawa USA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in accordance with all federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on economic or social status, race, color, ethnic origin, creed, religion, political belief, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status or disability.

Careers in Food Science

Collaborative

Energized, inspired and cohesive teams work cross-functionally to achieve T. Hasegawa USA’s common vision. Our team members share a capacity for innovative thinking and productivity. We provide an environment where effective communication and spirited collaboration provide a high level of employee engagement and commitment to results.

Challenging & Stimulating

Our rapidly growing company offers team members throughout the organization the opportunity to challenge themselves and to grow professionally in our stimulating offices and laboratories, as well as our advanced production facilities.

“We believe that people hold the key to achieving our business objectives and our overall success.
People constitute our most important asset.”

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our Commitment

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T. Hasegawa USA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in accordance with all federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on economic or social status, race, color, ethnic origin, creed, religion, political belief, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status or disability.

Positions Available

DEPARTMENT:

R&D

LOCATION:

Cerritos, CA

REPORTS TO:

Director, Sweet and Beverage Technology

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Sr. Sweet & Beverage Flavor Chemist will provide their expertise to create excellent sweet & beverage flavors to service our customers. The Sr. Flavor Chemist is responsible for the successful execution of assigned projects from concept to commercialization; the improvement of the quality of our products portfolio as well as its expansion; and cost optimization of sweet and beverage flavors.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understands and adheres to T Hasegawa USA guideline for the creation of safe and stable flavors.
  • Works independently and in collaboration with other departments involved to quickly develop, modify, duplicate flavors, as well as develop, introduce and implement novel technologies, processes, or raw materials
  • Utilize their strong technical expertise and problem-solving skills to, successfully, manage complex projects and multiple priorities and timelines.
  • Successfully manage customer projects with completion within expected timelines.
  • Develops new flavors for internal proactive projects to support department initiatives.
  • Help maintain and improve product quality
  • Work collaboratively with all T Hasegawa USA departments to troubleshoot, flavors, raw material or process issue in a timely manner
  • Provides technical leadership and support to departments within the company, including Sales, Marketing Customer Service and Operations.
  • Maintains excellent customer relationships by working collaboratively with Sales, Marketing and Applications.
  • Supports the Sales team and Sales activities by providing technical support during customer visits and other events such as expos, food shows, product demonstrations, technical presentations, on site or remotely
  • Help maintain, defend and expand current customer products.
  • Successfully interacts with key customers to identify opportunities to expand our core technologies
  • Support and lead Flavorists Training program and Technician’s training and help identify and remedy the gaps in R&D technical expertise
  • Stays current with new flavor development and new flavor processing techniques.
  • Some travel may be required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • This position may or may not directly supervise subordinate employee

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and coursework in the Flavor Industry commensurate with title will be
  • Certification through Society of Flavor Chemists is required.
  • Fifteen or more years of flavor creation experience
  • Soft skills such as leadership, coachability, mentoring skills, etc.

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Chemistry or closely related
  • Advanced degrees in related fields always a plus.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, speak, write and understand English.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

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LOCATION:

Corona, CA

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Working in a team you will be responsible for mixing both simple liquid and powder blends as well as more complex processes including vacuum drying, spray drying and reactions and ensuring that all orders are completed.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/MAJOR  JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operate equipment in order to accurately utilize raw ingredient materials in a precise manner to create flavor product.
  • Ensure understanding of all safety, quality and operational procedures relevant to the role.
  • Utilize tools and electronic/computer systems for compounding and container filling.
  • Utilize computer, scan gun, or other tools and processes to correctly match ingredients to shop orders
  • Follow production, safety, quality, and operational procedures to verify and record information during production process
  • Ensure proper ventilation and use of safety equipment
  • Develop understanding of Quality Control requirements for sampling, product testing, swabbing of equipment, etc and follow policies surrounding Quality Control needs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • ****Must be flexible to work various shifts. 24-hour facility****
  • 2-3 years of production experience as a machine operator or related role
  • Must have excellent attention to detail and adhere to policies and procedures
  • Must be able to read, write, and perform basic mathematics, including metric in English
  • Equipment Operator experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs as needed
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is helpful
  • Experience in the food industry and familiarity with industry-related quality systems and procedures is highly preferred
  • Familiarity with Kosher production will be an advantage

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma or GED

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, speak, write and understand English.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands and fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee will be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA

Job title classification determined by competencies in key processes in the Production department as outlined below.

Number if Specialized Skill/Processes Title
0-1 Operations Technician I
2 Operations Technician II
3 Operations Technician III
4+ Sr. Operations Technician I
4+ (Lead) Operations Technician Lead
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