Technical Services Chemist (SWING SHIFT)

Location: Salt Lake City
Job Hours:      Swing Shift (2PM – 10:30PM – Somewhat Flexible) Monday - Friday

Job Description/General Function

This position reports to the Technical Services Laboratory Manager. Responsible for performing routine analytical chemistry testing of raw materials and products in the Thatcher Company Technical Services Laboratory to support the Industrial and Pharmaceutical Divisions of Thatcher Company. Additional responsibilities will include method development (GC, GC-HS, HPLC, auto-titration, and ICP-OES) and authoring of associated method validations and new SOPs.

Desired Qualifications/ Skills

  •  BS or MS in Chemistry (analytical chemistry emphasis with instrumentation experience)

  •  Must be proficient with multiple techniques (i.e. HPLC, GC, GC-HS, ICP-OES, FTIR, potentiometric and complexiometric titrations) as well as classical wet chemistry

  • Must be proficient with Windows 7 and have programming/method development experience using Waters Empower 2 or 3, Agilent Chemstation, Metrohm Tiamo, and/or Perkin Elmer ICP Spectrum software.

  •  Experience-based knowledge of chemical manufacturing process and chemical plant operations

  •  Proficient with MS Word. Demonstrated communications, organization and writing skills

Major Accountablities

  •  Develop new analytical methods and validate/verify as required. Method validation work entails researching new or adapting existing methods to company needs, method optimization/development, validation, and documentation (validation report and SOP writing)

  •  Perform routine analytical testing (SOP-based) on batches of finished products and manufacturing components

  • Perform routine calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment

  • Perform routine preparation and certification of standardized reagents

  •  Prepare written QA documents such as Certificates of Analysis and Certificates of Compliance

  • Provide technical support during the development of new testing methods and procedures

  • Assist manufacturing staff with production issues through batch testing and lab batch preparation

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time

  • No heavy lifting required

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary (DOE and skill level)

  • Benefit package including health, accident, life, and dental insurance plans

  •  Significant profit sharing/retirement plan which is 100% employer paid

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