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Analytical Chemist

Location: Fargo, ND
Department: QC/Compliance
Days of Week: Monday-Friday
Hours: 8am-5pm
Base Rate: DOE

Summary: Performs qualitative and quantitative chemical and physical analysis of raw materials and finished goods in the quality control laboratory using wet chemistry and analytical instrumentation.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Develops methods for analysis of dietary materials (raw materials or finished goods).
  2. Perform qualitative and quantitative chemical and physical analysis of raw materials and finished goods.
  3. Tests, validates, and develops methods using current laboratory instrumentation.
  4. Adopts and applies official analytical methods (AOAC/USP) and other published methods to raw material and finished products using HPLC, GC, FTIR, ICP-MS, UV/Vis.
  5. Documents analytical data in laboratory notebooks and/or Perkin Elmer iLab and follow all appropriate GxP’s, (Good Laboratory Practices, Good Documentation Practices, and Good Manufacturing Practices).
  6. Designs and conducts chemical and physical tests to help improve the overall quality of our products.
  7. Apply Statistical Process Control (SPC) analysis to all test results.
  8. Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service.
  9. Conducts self in the presence of customers and community so as to present a professional image of SHP.

Competencies Required:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Detail and quality oriented
  • Ability to focus on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to accurately determine priorities
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude
  • Superior problem-solving skills

Supervisory responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Education and experience required. Bachelor of Science in a natural or physical science (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or Microbiology) required. Experience in wet chemistry (sample preparation; sample extraction; titration) required.

Equipment and software used:

  • HPLC
  • FTIR
  • ICP/MS
  • Agilent ChemStation
  • Perkin-Elmer iLab
  • Microsoft office products

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a qualified individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position as required by state and federal law.

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time- frequently
  • Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time- frequently
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds- occasionally