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Chemist

Department:Quality Control Laboratory
Reports To:Quality Control Lab Manager
FSLA:Non-Exempt
Date:2/4/2014

Summary

Perform HPLC/UHPLC, and GC method development and method validations
Prepare solutions, compounds, and reagents for testing purposes
Perform daily testing of products
Perform peer review of other analyst laboratory notebooks for completeness, accuracy, and quality
Report results of testing
Write, edit, and/or review standard operating procedures (SOPs), Standard Test Methods (STMs), and equipment qualifications
Train analysts on instrumentation and processes as needed

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilitiesinclude the following (other duties may be assigned):
Develop and validate HPLC/UHPLC and GC methods for Young Living products
Operate, calibrate, and maintain lab equipment, including, but not limited to, analytical balances, pH meters, HPLC/UPLC, UV-VIS spectrophotometers, FT-IR/NIR spectrophotometers, GC, viscometers, pyncnometers, density meters, refractometers, polarimaters, etc.; daily duties may include running instruments and sample testing
Maintain a working knowledge of departmental SOPs and STMs; write, review, and edit SOPs, STMs, reports, and equipment qualifications; maintain an approved manual containing all policies and procedures and ensure it is available to all personnel responsible for any aspect of the testing process
Review peer notebooks; collect, analyze and interpret lab results; take steps necessary to correct inaccurate data
Train analysts on instrumentation and processes

Qualifications, Education, and/or Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or related scientific field
5-7 years of HPLC/UHPLC and GC experience in a GMP environment
Experience working in a GMP environment with technical understanding of a Quality Control laboratory a plus
Experience in technical document writing such as SOPs, STMs, equipment qualifications, etc. a plus
Experience with USP, ISO, and AOAC methods
Experience in method development and validation
Experience using Agilent, Waters, and PerkinElmer software
Experience operating, maintaining, and calibrating lab equipment
Experience in training analysts on instrumentation and processes
Experience in HPLC and GC method development and validation
Knowledge or experience in microbiological testing a plus
Computer Skills: Demonstrate expertise with Microsoft products and other applicable software or applications

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, this individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Attitude – Demonstrate a positive “can do” attitude; show motivation; must be goal oriented and a self-starter; be “solution-minded” rather than “problem-minded.”
Work Ethics – Must be dedicated, responsible, hard-working, and a team player
Oral Communication – Speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings
Written Communication – Write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammar; vary writing style to meet needs; able to read and interpret written information
Professionalism – Approach others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration, regardless of their status or position; accept responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments
Safety and Security – Observe safety and security procedures; determine appropriate action beyond guidelines; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment and materials properly
Attendance and Punctuality – Be consistently at work and on time; ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrive at meetings and appointments on time

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time and may be required to talk and listen to employees and/customers.
Employee is occasionally required to stand for long periods of time; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment

Employee may work in an office setting and must be able to tolerate the scent of essential oils worn or diffused.
Employee may work in a warehouse environment, needing to wear sweatshirt or specific OSHA safety gear.
Employee may work in a farm environment and in colder temperatures, needing to wear warm clothing and applicable OSHA safety gear.

Safety Requirements

Employee is required to understand proper safety procedures before operating any equipment.
Employee may be required to be certified to use equipment.
Employee may be required to wear appropriate OSHA safety gear.
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