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

LOCATION:

Cerritos, CA

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Associate Flavor Chemist II demonstrates mastery of savory flavor compounding and is able to create savory flavors.

  • Has reaction flavor experience and is able to operate lab reactor equipment.
  • Has a good working knowledge of flavor materials, and is able to describe the characteristics of common chemicals.
  • Has an understanding of basic organic chemistry and flavor analysis.
  • Understands organizations and regulatory agencies pertaining to flavors. Has good knowledgeable of savory flavor regulatory issues.
  • Compounds flavors, selects flavors for projects and executes simple flavor creation for projects using good project management skills.
  • Provides overall research and development support in a team-oriented, highly motivated, manner.
  • Intentionally further develops professionally towards promotion to Flavor Chemist.
  • Works collaboratively with sales, regulatory, and operations teams.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/MAJOR  JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Accurately compounds flavors using existing formulas or new formulations.
  • Assists Senior Flavor Chemists with internal products and customer related projects and activities.
    • Assists in reformulating flavors,
    • Assists with compounding flavors, gathering materials, setting up flavors for evaluation, shelf life testing, commercialization, etc.
  • Performs flavor creations and makes flavor adjustments.
    • Can execute simple flavor matches with a high degree of accuracy, and customer acceptance.
    • Selects flavors for projects. Completes projects in a timely manner and communicates delays tthe appropriate personnel.
  • Continues to grow as a Flavor Chemist.
    • Demonstrates a keen interest in flavor creation.
    • Completes flavor training program.
    • Develops strong project management skills.
    • Takes the initiative tstudy flavor raw materials, learn from vendors, read relevant publications, ask questions of Senior Flavor Chemists, etc.
  • Performs other duties as necessary. Examples of other duties include analytical testing, maintaining equipment, formula system

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential functions satisfactorily. The requirements listed herein are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum five (5) years in flavor industry.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Food Science, Chemistry or related field of study.
  • Society of Flavor Chemists Apprentice status 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 25 pounds.