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QC Technician I, Food Colors US

Quality Control/Assurance
005038 Requisition #

Job Summary: 

Perform all raw materials and standardized test procedures and methods.  Must possess working knowledge of wet chemistry techniques and some instrumentation skills.  Must adhere to Good Laboratory Practices.   Work reviewed daily.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist with QC inspections to ensure compliance with quality standards.
  • Work with standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods.
  • Provide technical support to the quality and quality engineering functions.
  • Operate and maintain HPLC, GC/MS and various lab instrumentation using accepted GLP procedures. 
  • Microprocessor controlled instrumentation with computer aided integration system.  Record and measure data, calculate results.
  • Perform a variety of laboratory wet chemical tests on all raw materials using written methods and procedures.
  • Use of general laboratory equipment including pipets, burets, K-F titrator and analytical balances.
  • Approve and reject samples, following product guidelines and specifications, record results on every sample analyzed using lab software and databases.
  • Effectively communicate, both verbally and written, lab data and results to other departments.
  • Participate in Gage R&R and other statistical studies of QC methods.
  • Back up to the Tech Lab Technician performing testing of all Tech products and backup to the Quality Control Analyst performing ICP Metals analysis covering any Paid Time Off (PTO)

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in Technical Degree required.
  • 2 years of experience required.
  • Understands basic statistical tools.
Skills & Abilities: 

  • Basic laboratory instrumentation.
  • Use of Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Technical ability. 


  • Execution/Results Driven
  • Develops Self & Others
  • Customer Focus
  • Collaboration
  • Know Your Business
  • Quality & Safety Focus
  • Planning & Priority Setting
  • Decisiveness
  • Composure & Resilience
  • Information Seeking
  • Entrepreneurial (Creativity/Leading Change/Innovation)

Working Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Work is in a professional office and laboratory environment.
  • Periodical exposure to manufacturing plant conditions. 


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.

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