Treatt USA 4900 Lakeland Commerce Parkway, Lakeland, Florida, 33805

Full Time | Posted 6 weeks ago


Job title: Junior Formulator
Reporting to: Global Planning Manager
Location: Lakeland, USA

The Opportunity

This role is an introductory level to the Formulation function, with a pathway to becoming a Formulator to respond to Lead time request and facilitate required stock build. The role provides a supporting function to the Formulators to blend and test proposed formulations on a small scale prior to transfer to manufacturing scale. The Junior Formulator will be trained on Quality Control classical and instrumental analysis and will also develop and maintain a library of key ingredients to support the small-scale formulation of proposed formulations.

What it’s like to work here

We’ve been making the world taste better since 1886 and sell over 3000 products in more than 90 countries, but we’re only just getting started. We’re on an exciting journey and have ambitious plans to become the indispensable partner of choice for the world’s leading flavor and fragrance houses, beverage and consumer brands.

On joining Treatt, you’ll become one of over 300 international experts, working together to collectively surprise and delight our customers. Nothing is more important to us than the happiness of our people as without them, we’d never succeed.

We think Treatt’s a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it:
“Everyone wants your feedback and opinion; it feels like a place of study where nurturing and encouragement are the standard. It is very clear the hard work that goes into providing excellence for customers, but it is also very apparent that managers have the same goals for helping us all to progress.” – Anita, Innovation Scientist

“Joining my close and supportive team was the most enjoyable way to gain more skills and increase my knowledge” – Ashley, Distillation Control Team Leader
“Treatt creates an environment to help you be the best you can, with no two days the same and opportunities always available to help you learn and develop. The people and the culture create a fantastic company to be part of” – Rebecca, Commercial Coordinator

What you’ll be doing

The duties and tasks of Formulation Control Trainee Analyst involves the following:

• Make up trial blends accurately and test against the specification in a timely manner and in line with the prescribed KPI.
• Independent analysis of materials using predominantly Gas Chromatography, HPLC, UPLC, odor analysis, refractive index, optical rotation and density or other techniques as prescribed by the material specification.
• Participate in organoleptic evaluation of the products, as necessary.
• Prepare tasting solutions and arrange for a representative number of individuals to carry out analysis as necessary.
• Develop and maintain a library of core stock items which are used frequently and ensure we have representative samples within the library which can be used for small scale representative formulations.
• Request representative samples of inventory from the Inventory team to enable a formulation to be completed and to maintain the library.
• Utilize Treatt LIMS systems to help trial blends keep to their assigned bulk sheet days.
• Utilize JDE to locate inventory to support requests to the Inventory team.
• Ensuring that the working area in the laboratory is maintained in a clean and orderly condition.
• Maintain your own, and other staff’s health and safety always, ensuring a safe working environment.
• Undergo training in areas specific to Treatt plc business as required.
• Perform other tasks that may be required from time to time.
• Act in the best interest of Treatt PLC at all times.

What we’re looking for

Associate's degree, equivalent vocational degree, trade certification or an equivalent level of training

We want you to love your work and bring that energy to the job every day, no matter what the task. You’ll be someone who keeps up to date with the latest technologies and is always willing to share their knowledge with colleagues.
Our department is busy. We need someone who can run with the pack but also bring their own personality to their work.
You should be personable, friendly and supportive, acknowledging that you’ll get to work with colleagues from all seniority levels across all departments on a daily basis.

What we’ll do for you

We offer an excellent package which includes a competitive salary; vacation time as well as the opportunity to purchase additional vacation, we also offer a discretionary annual bonus, medical (including family cover), dental and vision coverage, AFLAC, 401k employer matching up to 6%, company-paid short term and long-term disability insurance, company-paid life insurance and stock purchase options.
With the encouragement and development, you need, we help you to become your ultimate you. Beyond building a successful career, we also support the wishes and ambitions of our staff outside of the office in achieving a health work/life balance - the wellbeing of our staff is paramount to us, which we actively promote and support by regularly delivering a variety of wellbeing initiatives. There will also be opportunities to be actively involved in community and charity projects and to take part in numerous subsidized social events.


Polite Notice

We politely request that we are not contacted by any recruitment agencies. We have a preferred supplier list and high volumes of speculative calls from agencies negatively impact upon the efficiency of our business. Please help us to maintain the highest levels of customer service by respecting our wishes.