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Quality Control (QC) Chemist


North Chicago, IL

Posted 2 weeks ago

LabTemps a Messina Group Company is assisting our client, a global consumer goods company and home to iconic, trusted brands, in their search for a Quality Control Chemist. The QC Chemist is part of a high-performance organization where proven communication, initiative, leadership, teamwork skills, and abilities are required. The QC Chemist is responsible for maintaining and improving site safety; providing leadership and ownership for a safety or quality system; owning a zone ownership area by operating, maintaining, and improving the zone to deliver performance targets; developing and executing a personal action plan; participating in business improvement/loss elimination projects; and functioning as a team member in a high-performance organization. The QC Chemist will routinely be called upon to work independently.

Important Responsibilities: Performs raw material, finished goods, intermediate, and development sample analysis according to standard analytical procedures. Performs routine instrument maintenance and calibration as needed in the course of analytical work. Conducts limited instrument troubleshooting and problem diagnosis. Makes judgment based on knowledge and experience as to the accuracy and reliability of analytical results. Observe and identify problems with results and report to the supervisor. Conducts analytical method development work with direct supervision and guidance from the Lab Coordinator or other staff members. Samples and labels materials as needed according to written procedures or specific instructions. Inspects empty bulk trucks prior to loading and appearance of raw materials during unloading as needed. Coordinates work with Production Lead on night and weekend shifts to ensure appropriate prioritization of work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Possess experience and knowledge of basic laboratory operations such as weighing, titrating, and preparing volumetric solutions.
  • Interpret analytical method procedures and safety instructions using standard chemistry terms and measures.
  • Perform routine calculations pertaining to analytical chemistry (e.g., dilution, concentration, test results).
  • Have effective verbal and written communication skills with supervisors, other employees, and departments.
  • Able to work on a rotating, five-shift schedule, including weekends. Must be available for overtime and call-in as needed.
  • Have training and experience to work safely around complex, analytical instrumentation, and apparatus as well as hazardous chemicals in a manner that complies with Safety and QA standards.
  • User knowledge of Microsoft Windows, including MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint, e-mail, and the capability to interact with other software programs as required/trained.
  • Work consistently with a team and demonstrate effective team skills: 
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Problem Solving (analytical troubleshooting processes)
    • Planning
    • Communications (Effective Listening/Giving and Receiving Feedback)
    • Time management
    • Goal Setting
    • Priority Setting
Contact the Recruiter:
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Gabrielle Tenuta
Talent Advisor
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Gabrielle Tenuta
Talent Advisor
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