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Process Chemist II, Food Colors US

005202 Requisition #



Lead the effort in the optimization and standardization of new and existing manufacturing processes to achieve maximum quality and yield at the lowest manufacturing costs through in-depth process studies and implementation of best practices.  Support key product profitability goals through successful introduction of new R&D scale process to the plant floor.




  • Continuously monitor yield and raw material usage of target processes.  Report on performance yield vs. standard yield.
  • Assist Area Supervisors in troubleshooting process quality problems.  Conduct in-depth process audits focusing on increased yield and improved quality and make recommendations.
  • Assist in development and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures, Job Models  and Exception Condition Reports.  Identify and help implement permanent solutions to chronic exceptions.
  • Serve as manufacturing Representative (MR) on new product/process introductions into the manufacturing plant.  Function as liaison between production and R&D.
  • Lead or serve as a key member on assigned Quality Improvement Teams.
  • Train production employees on Production Labs QC equipment to facilitate maximization of in-process testing by operation personnel.
  • Evaluate the impact of raw materials from new suppliers prior to introduction into existing processes. Monitor performance in yield and quality. 




Proven troubleshooting record with emphasis in root cause analysis and cost/benefit evaluation.  Must be willing to provide hands on support to troubleshoot and commission processes.  Food / Pharmaceutical or other FDA regulated industry experience is a plus. 




M.S. Degree in Chemistry (Material Science) with a minimum of 3 years of industry experience.  




Ensure the highest level of commitment to Safe Quality Food (SQF) in order to provide assurance that all products have been produced, prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards. 




Sensient Color Group is a leading developer, producer and supplier of natural and synthetic color systems for customers around the globe. The Company's high-performance products play a central role in the manufacture of foods and beverages, cosmetic and pharmaceutical colors and coatings, inks for commercial and consumer printers, and colors for agricultural uses, household cleaners and paper products. The Color Group is located in St. Louis, Missouri. 




Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The Company's customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world's best-known brands.  Sensient is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


As a dynamic and diversified global leader, we offer an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits package.  For more information, visit our website at http://www.sensient.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer


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