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Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Method Development Chemist - VN in Vancouver, Washington

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Method Development Chemist at our Vancouver, Washington manufacturing plant. This position assists and performs specialized and routine laboratory examinations and procedures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follows Standard Operating Procedures, company policies, safety policies and practices, quality standards and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

  • Develops new methods for analyzing and quantifying vitamins and contaminants.

  • Performs method validations, writing validation protocols and running reports.

  • Investigates and implements method changes to improve testing accuracy, precision, and method efficiency.

  • Assists instrument vendors in the installation and qualification of new instruments.

  • Evaluates new formulations and raw materials for method appropriateness.

  • Performs non-routine long term projects as assigned.

  • Creates and executes projects and associated work plans as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.

  • Completes projects in a timely manner and reporting updates on a regular basis.

  • Regularly reviews and evaluates current scientific literature for the most up-to-date methods on analyses of vitamins, minerals, and contaminants with a special emphasis on HPLC, LCMS, GC, IC, and ICPMS methods.

  • Establishes and maintains a continuing relationship with instrument manufacturers for the maintenance and technical advice on the operation of analytical instrumentation.

  • Develops a familiarity and a working knowledge of the components, characteristics, and ingredients of gummy vitamin products.

  • Performs complex and non-routine instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.

  • Prepares reports and summarizes large amounts of data using Excel, instrument software, and LIMS.

  • Acts as a backup for routine testing of samples for HPLC, GC, LCMS, or ICPMS.

  • Works with the Lab Supervisor to determine priority of samples.

  • Uses Good Laboratory Practices and Good Documentation Practices in all laboratory activities.

  • Properly handles and disposes of laboratory hazardous waste.

  • Shares the responsibility for identifying general laboratory needs including maintenance, cleaning, ordering, monitoring supplies.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or closely related discipline, and/or equivalent combination of experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform the job. At least two (2) years of experience using an HPLC, GC, LCMS, or ICPMS system is required. Experience developing and validating scientific method and quantifying vitamin content in gelatin based matrices following standard procedures and testing methods, specifically using HPLC, GC, ICPMS, LCMS, or wet chemistry methods is highly desirable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Good knowledge of laboratory terminology, equipment, materials, and the techniques/procedures commonly used in the analysis of food and related products.

  • Knowledge of and proficient skill using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Ability to maintain meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Knowledge and a solid understanding of statistics and analysis of variance.

  • Ability to work independently in a team-oriented environment.

  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal.

  • Ability to maintain punctuality and predictable attendance.

  • Ability to perform work onsite in a typical laboratory environment using standard office and lab equipment; wear appropriate personal protective equipment; perform moderate physical activity including standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day and up to eight (8) hours per shift and lifting and carrying items weighing 25 pounds; and be comfortable in a light industrial environment, including some exposure to non-toxic dust.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at http://www.churchdwight.com/

Church & Dwight is a world-leader in household and personal care products. Our global brands include ARM & HAMMER®, Batiste, OxiClean, Trojan, XTRA, Nair, First Response, Spinbrush, Orajel, vitafusion, Li’l Critters, Water Pik and FLAWLESS®. Founded in 1846, we have operations globally and are listed in the S&P 500.

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