flavorist trainee resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Innovative Flavorist Trainee with extensive experience in developing custom flavors for a diverse customer base. Authority in regulatory guidelines. Team player who is adaptable to company needs. Mentored flavor lab technicians as well as cross trained application lab technicians. Independent self starter with excellent communication, computer, and organizational skills.

2010 to 2013
Flavorist Trainee Flex-N-Gate Corp Warren, MI,
  • Industry knowledge of essential oils, solid extracts, absolutes, juices, and concretes.
  • Expert in development and regulation of Nat, Art, N&A, WONF, type, EU compliant, TTB, halal, kosher, WF compliant, TJ complaint, organic complaint and certified flavors.
  • Developed custom and modified existing flavors for a diverse customer base including bakery, alcohol, coffee, tea, confectionery, savory, and sweet flavors.
  • Compounded flavors for sample order department, applications labs, and QC including lws, los, washes, spray dries, and powders.
  • Collaborated with QC to approve first time production products.
  • In 2012 at the Cincinnati plant 42.5% of new products purchased by customers were flavors I developed.
  • Cost reduced formulas to meet customer guidelines.
  • Consolidated formulas for ease of production.
  • Mentored flavor lab and cross-trained application technicians.
06/2004 to 11/2009
Lab Technician International Flavors & Fragrances Terre Haute, IN,
  • Compounded flavors for sample order department, applications labs, and QC including lws, los, washes, spray dries, and powders.
  • Completed projects for customers in a timely manner.
  • Collaborated with application labs on projects.
08/2002 to 05/2004
Chemistry Group Cognis (Henkel) City, STATE,
  • Completed projects for Strategic Business Units as requested.
  • Completed lab scale workup of a new vegetable based sulfated acid which resulted in a million dollar order.
  • Produced diacids from a fermenter broth using ozone technology and purified using a CINC extractor.
  • Synthesis of numerous multi-step reactions including azelaic derivatives, dinitrile diacid, and diacid dichloride.
  • Completed numerous reactions using Phase Transfer Catalysis and produced a new PTC.
04/2001 to 08/2002
Fermentation Group Cognis (Henkel) City, STATE,
  • Key member of a Nist-funded project team currently developing a revolutionary new process to produce long-chain dicarboxylic acids (DCA) via large-scale fermentation.
  • Prepared media, commission and decommission fermenter for experiments.
  • Obtained samples, and completed analysis using microbiological testing methods; HPLC, optical density, plate counts, gravimetric biomass analysis, microscopic exam.
  • Prepared large samples for use in identifying new product applications.
  • Maintained quality assurance within bioprocess lab.
  • Coordinated GC and non-routine sample analysis with Analytical Dept.
  • Performed data analysis of O2 and CO2 during fermentation.
  • Participated in monthly safety meetings.
06/1998 to 04/2001
Separations Group Cognis (Henkel) City, STATE,
  • DCA project) Helped to develop a separation process for isolation of DCA from fermentation.
  • Separated DCA from broth by extraction.
  • Purified product through distillation, recrystallization, or melt crystallization.
  • Utilized chromatography and multiple wet methods to analyze product; collaborated with Analytical Department on non-routine analysis.
  • Synthesized DCA derivatives for Applications Group.
  • Prepared derivatives of other compounds.
05/1996 to 05/1998
Quality Control Technician HILLSHIRE FARM/KAHN'S City, STATE,
  • Analyzed incoming meat for protein, fat, salt, and moisture content and logged test results to support claims for discounts.
  • Performed pre-operation SSOP's using HACCP and USDA guidelines
  • Completed finished process checks for weight, brine, date, and product appearance. Insure production employees aide by GMP's and SSOP guidelines.
Expected in to to
University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH

Biochemistry-9 graduate credit hours

Spectroscopy-3 graduate credit hours

Expected in to to
Bachelor of Science: Biological Chemistry minor Biology
College of Mount St Joseph - Cincinnati, OH
Expected in to to
Bachelor of Arts: Social Work
College of Mount St Joseph - Cincinnati, OH
Patents and Publications

WO 2001021572/EP 1214286 3/2001

Kozak, William G.; Rebrovic, Louis; Claire, Anna M.; Staley, Michael D.

“Purification and recovery of dicarboxylic acids using melt crystallization”

AN1998:529023 8/1998

Claire, Anna M.; Hotz, Richard P. American Chemical Society National Meeting Presentation

“Synthesis and characterization of substituted derivatives of a sterically crowded tetra {14} annulene”


Basic Six Sigma, Principles of GC, Fermentation Scale up Strategies, Ergonomics and Experimental Design

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School Attended

  • University of Cincinnati
  • College of Mount St Joseph
  • College of Mount St Joseph

Job Titles Held:

  • Flavorist Trainee
  • Lab Technician
  • Chemistry Group
  • Fermentation Group
  • Separations Group
  • Quality Control Technician


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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