QUALITY CONTROL CHEMIST
$26.50 per hour
The Quality Control Chemist conducts testing of raw materials, intermediate chemicals, and finished products associated with plant operations, and makes usage decisions based on the results. The QC Chemist will be working shift work, which entails working nights, weekends, and holidays. In addition, the position may entail testing of non-production samples from the plant (wastewater analysis, for example) The QC Chemist may also be required to test materials produced at other facilities such as the pilot plant. This position also entails calculating material additions to batches based on test results and assisting in batch troubleshooting activities as required. The QC Chemist may also be asked to run tests on special samples at the request of QC management, such as lab-prepared samples and evaluation of customer complaint samples.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- With guidance from research management or more senior professionals, ensures that research activities in the section/group laboratories and associated operations are in compliance with the safety policies and programs of the company, as well as local, state and federal regulations.
- With guidance from research management or more senior professionals, ensures that research activities in the section/group laboratories and associated operations are in compliance with the company’s environmental policies and programs through execution of assigned responsibilities for reducing waste and promoting environmental protection.
- With guidance from research management or more senior professionals, plans and conducts experimental programs to complete a phase of a project or a number of projects of minor scope.
- Under close supervision, conducts research on and testing of improvement of existing products, development of new products and technology and may include routine to complex synthesis or testing. Assignment maybe a phase of a major project or a total project of minor scope.
- With minimal supervision from more experienced professionals, conducts routine synthesis or testing which provide experience and familiarization with methods, practices, and programs (analytical, performance, physical properties, etc.).
- Under the guidance of more senior professionals or research management, acquires knowledge of NALCO Champion products, procedures, and applications.
- Interfaces with section personnel in trouble-shooting problems with hardware, testing/synthesis equipment, product, and methods development.
- May be responsible for timely calibration and maintenance of the various laboratory and equipment and documentation according to the company’s business processes.
- With minimal guidance, conducts literature searches and gathers pertinent information related to specific topics.
- Under minimal supervision, compile, analyze and correlate technical data and writes timely reports on projects completed or progress reports. Writes procedures in accordance with the company’s business practices.
- Works with research management to formulate goals aligned with the executive leadership’s initiatives and for professional growth.
- Requires a B.S. in Chemistry or related technical field or can be progressed from Assist Chemist (performance-based and tested)
- Good communication (oral and written) skills.
- Proficiency in computer programs necessary for writing reports and performing mathematical calculations.
- Knowledge of specialized scientific programs for molecular structure drawing, experimental design and statistics is a plus.
Benefits, upon satisfaction of applicable eligibility requirements, include but are not limited to: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, vacation, ETO, parental leave, 14 paid holidays, 401(k) with company match, employee stock purchase plan, and pension.