Chemist (Food And Beverages) in Lagos, Nigeria


Food & Beverages
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description


  • Check raw ingredients for maturity or stability for processing and finished products for safety, quality, and nutritional value.
  • Develop food standards and production specifications, safety and sanitary regulations, and waste management and water supply specifications.
  • Develop new or improved ways of preserving, processing, packaging, storing, and delivering foods, using knowledge of chemistry, microbiology, and other sciences.
  • Evaluate food processing and storage operations and assist in the development of quality assurance programs for such operations.
  • Inspect food-processing areas to ensure compliance with government regulations and standards for sanitation, safety, quality, and waste management standards.
  • Study methods to improve aspects of foods, such as chemical composition, flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, and convenience.
  • Test new products for flavor, texture, color, nutritional content, and adherence to government and industry standards.
  • Documentation of reports.
  • Confer with process engineers, plant operators, flavor experts, and packaging and marketing specialists to resolve problems in product development.
  • Study the structure and composition of food or the changes foods undergo in storage and processing.
  • Testing and Calibration of equipment.
  • Stay up-to-date on new regulations and current events regarding food science by reviewing scientific literature.

Qualification and Requirements

  • B.Sc, HND in Food Chemistry or Microbiology with minimum of 5 years’ work experience in a food processing industry.
  • Knowledge of a range of sciences and their applications to food
  • Good business, IT, analytical and numerical abilities
  • Being a confident independent worker
  • Meticulous attention to detail, particularly with regard to health, safety and hygiene
  • Candidates must have worked in a food processing industry.



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