Quality Twin Falls, Idaho

Assistant Analytical Chemist

This role, based out of Twin Falls, ID, will be responsible for supporting the analytical testing needs of the global business.  This position, under the direction of the Analytical Chemist, will conduct and oversee both routine and non-routine testing, analyze and interpret results, and report data that drives business decisions.  Technicians (1-2) will report directly into this role.  This role will also be responsible for leading key projects, which may include new method developments.  This role has a responsibility for managing and maintaining adherence to good laboratory practices (GLPs) and safety protocols in the corporate laboratory. 

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • In support of Analytical Chemist, manage and maintain the daily operation of the corporate analytical laboratory, including the management of technical staff, in accordance to corporate policies, Global standards, and SOPs
  • Conduct testing of product samples for protein, total solids, total fats, water activity, % moisture, pH, volatiles, etc. using appropriate instrumentation/technology (e.g., NIR, FT-IR, spectroscopy, colorimetry, e-Nose, cryoscope, gas chromatography, HPLC-RID, HPLC-MS, Mojonnier, Kjeldahl, etc.)
  • Lead special projects, as assigned by Analytical Chemist, (e.g., evaluation of new/advanced technologies, method development, method validation, verification testing, etc.)
  • Interpret data and generate clear reports to key stakeholders of the test data
  • Collaborate closely with other departments (e.g., R&D, Operations, etc.) to help support business critical testing needs
  • Oversee annual proficiency testing programs
  • Maintain and operate lab testing functions, documented procedures, and training program in accordance to GLPs and safety protocols
  • Manage and oversee the preventative maintenance program for key equipment in the laboratory – including calibration and/or certification
  • Manage and oversee the laboratory’s inventory control program
  • Manage and oversee the laboratory’s sample tracking procedures and documentation (receipt, processing, reporting, trending)
  • Manage the training and oversight of interns and Quality technicians that may work in lab on rotational/seasonal basis
  • Manage and maintain partnership with approved third-party labs
  • Follow Chobani’s safety procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices

The requirements of this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological Science or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years laboratory experience in the food industry with a focus on testing either dairy and/or non-dairy based products
  • Must be familiar with standard analytical methods for food component analysis (e.g., protein, fat, TS, chromatography, titration)
  • Experience with HPLC, HPLC-MS, GC preferred
  • Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and Document Control software
  • Ability to reach conclusions independently and analyze alternatives
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities/projects and deliver within deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Skilled and knowledgeable in Good Laboratory Practices
  • Skilled in presenting data in both written form and verbally

About Us:

Since our founding over 10 years ago, we’ve always been a different kind of company. After moving to New York from his native Turkey, our CEO Hamdi Ulukaya found that in America, yogurt just wasn’t as delicious or widely available as it was back home. He thought everyone deserved better options, so he set about making delicious, nutritious, natural, and accessible Greek Yogurt right here in the U.S.

Our mission since day one has been to provide better food to more people. And now as the No. 1-selling Greek Yogurt brand in America and the second largest overall yogurt manufacturer, we believe every food maker has a responsibility to provide people with better options, which is why we’re so proud of the way our food is made.

Our food philosophy of crafting quality products with simple ingredients is what makes Chobani a different kind of yogurt. Our belief that business done right has the ability to change lives and strengthen communities is what makes Chobani a different kind of company. From the way we source our ingredients to how we treat our employees, Chobani strives to make universal wellness happen sooner with everything we do. Certified as a Great Place to Work®, our culture is built on shared passion, dedication, and a commitment to doing what is right. Together, the Chobani family has created something unlike what any company has done before. The possibilities are endless.

Chobani is an equal opportunity employer.  Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.