• Location: Chicagoland area
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #32913

We are looking for an Entry Level Chemist to join a growing chemical company on a Contract to Hire basis. Recent graduates welcome!

Job Description, Lab Chemist I


1. Qualification Requirements: A BS/BA degree in Chemistry or other related science fields.

Knowledge of modern quality principles & modern industrial quality practices preferred. Good written and verbal communication skills. Must possess typing, filing and basic PC skills; Windows and Microsoft Office experience a plus.


2. Reports to: Laboratory Manager, Asst. Lab Manager and/or Technical Manager


3. Authority: Authority to stop product shipment pending final disposition by Quality Manager. May halt or approve production, based on Quality specifications, policies, and procedures. Ability to reject or except raw materials, intermediates, and finished goods. May initiate preventive actions & recommend solutions. May halt any unsafe activity.


4. Special Circumstances of the Job: Required to work independently on a wide variety of jobs. Meet all requirements of Job. This position involves safety-sensitive functions.


5. Job Duties, Functions, Responsibilities:

  • Must perform routine jobs associated with the testing and approving of chemical and blends.
  • Incoming, intermediate and final chemical inspection of raw materials, intermediates, and finished goods.
  • Inspection of USP containers and tankers, when applicable.
  • Gauging, sampling, and documentation of incoming ethanol shipments, when applicable.
  • Documentation of test results, status and chemical nonconformances.
  • Maintenance of quality records.
  • Verification of raw materials, in-process materials, and finished goods versus established specifications.
  • Generation of certificates of analysis.
  • USP testing, documentation, routine monograph testing, when applicable.


6. Other Duties:

  • Performance of lower level quality jobs as required for backup or peak loads.
  • Keep work areas clean and neat.
  • Follow all safety policies.
  • Execution of activities as assigned.
  • Responsibilities involving food safety, when required.
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