• Chemist

    Location US-WA-Vancouver
    Job ID
    2018-11011
    Function
    Quality Assurance
    Department
    Vitamin - Lab
  • Overview

    What we’re about:

    • Innovation-We consistently generate new ideas, thinking outside the box while remaining strategically focused. We always think in terms of possibilities, not limitations.
    • Collaboration-We rely on open and honest communication to develop productive working relationships within and across our business units and functions. The mutual respect we have for our colleagues enables us to challenge each other, leading to an even more cohesive team.
    • Focus-We maintain a laser-like focus on our consumers. We will grow by leveraging consumer insights on all of our brands and will continue to be industry leaders.
    • Entrepreneurialism-We pride ourselves on fostering this spirit where risk-taking and action is encouraged. We are extremely competitive externally, but not internally.

    We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Chemist at our Vancouver, WA plant.

    Responsibilities

    What you'll do:

      

    This position will assist and perform specialized and routine laboratory examinations, procedures and other related laboratory functions under general supervision.

     

    • Perform routine testing of samples for HPLC, GC, LCMS or ICPMS in a timely, accurate manner. Work with the lab supervisor to determine priority of samples, including:
      • Solution preparation
      • Sample extraction
      • Instrument setup
      • Data processing
      • Result entry into LIMS
    • Instrument troubleshooting and routine instrument maintenance.
    • Perform secondary review of data.
    • Prepare reports and summarize large amounts of data using Excel, instrument software and LIMS.
    • Use Good Laboratory Practices and Good Documentation Practices in all laboratory activities.
    • Properly handle and dispose of laboratory hazardous waste.
    • Monitor gas cylinders.
    • Shared responsibility for inventory and restocking of supplies for general laboratory needs.
    • Responsible for inventory and restocking of columns, calibration standards, routine maintenance parts and accessories, and sample prep materials.
    • Log chemicals and standard into Chemical Tracker.
    • Seek opportunities to reduce routine laboratory costs by increased efficiency (higher throughput, decreased cost of supplies).
    • Execute projects as assigned to meet changing laboratory needs and requirements.
    • Shared responsibility for general laboratory organization and cleanliness.
    • Communication of relevant work details to Lab Supervisor and coworkers.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or closely related discipline and at least one year of experience using an HPLC, GC, LCMS or ICPMS system. A preference will be towards candidates that have experience quantifying vitamin and nutrient content in food is highly desirable.

     

    The candidate’s experience should include the following areas:

    • Good knowledge of laboratory terminology, equipment, materials, and the techniques/procedures commonly used in the analysis of food and related products.
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

    What we’ll offer:

    • Competitive salary including annual bonus & Stock Incentive Program
    • Comprehensive benefits package along with generous 401K savings & profit sharing
    • Career ownership & development
    • Diversity & sustainability

    Church & Dwight Co. Inc., a $3.5 billion company, was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey. We are one of the fastest growing Consumer Packaged Goods companies and as a testament to our performance; the company was added to the S&P 500 in 2016.  Church & Dwight is a leader in the Household Consumer Products and Personal Care industry, with such brands as ARM & HAMMER, Trojan, First Response, Nair, Spinbrush, Oxi Clean, Vitafusion, Orajel, Batiste and more.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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