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Chemist I 

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Category Chemistry  

Job Overview:

The incumbent is responsible for performing chemical analysis on food/pharmaceutical samples. The incumbent analyzes the concentration of certain components in food samples. The incumbent must accurately prepare and process the samples to obtain the needed results. This position reports to the Supervisor of Chemistry.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyses w/Extractions (Cholesterol, FAP, ICP, MOJO, FFA, etc.)

  • Ensure that proper analysis methods are conducted on the appropriate samples. Maintain chemistry quality control records and procedures for each test.

  • Extract desired components from samples with appropriate processes such as distillation, solvent extraction and acid digestion, so that concentrations can be determined.

  • Calculate the concentration of components present in samples and post results.

  • Wash glassware as needed and prepare samples as needed.

  • Prepare standards or reagents that are needed for the analysis procedure.

  • Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) required to complete job responsibilities.

  • Maintain clean laboratory by washing countertops, sweeping floors, storing analysis materials, etc.

  • Initiate and investigate customer complaint and non conformances Determine root cause and corrective action

  • Review batches and respond to out of specification results or questionable data.

  • Maintain equipment records in appropriate software systems. Meet the housekeeping schedule on time.

  • This position has the responsibility and authority to identify departures from the quality system or test procedures and document such observations in accordance with the prescribed non conformance system and the supervisor is notified.

  • Responsibility to support laboratory management in the implementation maintenance and improvement of the management system.

  • Adhere to all safety policies.

  • Perform other related duties as needed.

Position Requirements
  • 1-2 years of experience.
  • This position requires a general knowledge of chemistry to perform analyses.
  • A basic knowledge of instrumentation and theory including HPLC, GC, ICP and AA is helpful.
  • Basic knowledge of food science is helpful to analyze the chemical content of samples.
  • A general knowledge of the Laboratory Information Management System and Laboratory Instrument Data systems are required to process client data.
  • The incumbent needs a broad knowledge of analytical chemistry to perform analysis procedures.
  • Manual dexterity is needed to pipet samples where required. Analytical skills are necessary for completion of tasks within the department.
  • A broad knowledge of mathematics and statistical analysis are necessary to perform calculations.
  • A broad knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and policies is necessary to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Should have a working knowledge of the internal IQA and TQM programs.
  • Time management skills are helpful to maximize the progress of the analysis process and perform multiple tasks at the same time.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Chemist I  
Number of Openings 1  
Location Crete, IL  
About the Organization Mérieux NutriSciences is dedicated to improving food safety and quality through nutritional research, scientific excellence and innovation at every step of the food supply chain.

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