Chemist (Temporary) - 1st Shift
Perrigo Nutritionals, located in Georgia, VT, is looking for a Chemist to join their team. The expected length of this assignment is six months. This is a first shift position, M-F, 8 am-4:30 pm.
The incumbent performs a variety of standard analyses on raw material, in-process, and finished product samples using chemical analysis techniques, according to compendia (i.e. USP, FCC, or AOAC) or Perrigo methodologies. Performs routine analyses of raw material and finished product samples as assigned, demonstrates proficiency in 5 – 10 separate Analytical Methods (AM’s). Analytical instrumentation used in this group is primarily NMR Fat Analyzer, Nitrogen Analyzer, NIR Spectroscopy, and HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Preparation of analytical standards. Accurately identify, weigh, and dilute stock standard materials for calibration purposes
- Weighing of samples. Accurately identify and weigh sample materials for processing through analytical methods
- General sample manipulations, to include: quantitative sample dilution, addition of analytical reagents, processing of samples through incubators, shakers, centrifuges, evaporators, etc.
- Extraction of sample solutions, to include liquid-liquid and solid-phase techniques
- Quantitative transfer of sample extracts between vessels
- Instrument configuration and routine operation
- Preparation of general laboratory reagents (buffers, mobile phases, etc.)
- General cleaning of materials after analysis
- Other duties as assigned.
Four-year college degree in chemistry or related science. Consideration may be given to those who hold 10 years of progressively responsible and relevant work experience. Flexibility, adaptability and versatility are required.
- 1-2 years’ experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory is preferred.
- Firm understanding of cGMP and Nutritional requirements preferred
- Proficient with Microsoft Office; working knowledge of LIMS and SAP desired
- Willingness to participate in, contribute to and lead a high-performance work team
- Ability to walk, bend, stoop, reach, lift, and carry up to 10 lbs. on a regular basis and 20 lbs. on an occasional basis.
- Must be able to push or pull 55 pounds or more or equivalency following written safe practice measures.
- Required to use hands and fingers to handle; feel or operate objects.
We are seeking a diverse applicant pool to ensure the diversity of our team reflects the end consumers we serve through our self-care mission. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates our team’s differences. Individuals of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, ancestries, religious creeds, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities and gender expressions, national origins, ages, mental and physical abilities, familial status,’ veterans status’, military status’ and more are encouraged to apply. TOGETHER, we make lives better.