Production Chemist

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Job Description:

The production chemist is responsible for the manufacturing of reference standard solutions by following routine procedures and operations of laboratory equipment. This is a highly collaborative position and requires a great sense of teamwork and productivity. We are looking for individuals that can thrive in a fast-paced laboratory setting and demonstrate ability to prioritize and organize work with guidance from team leads and supervisor. Our site manufactures both catalog and custom solutions for customers requiring focused bench work, detailed record keeping and flexibility in daily tasks.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Follows standard operating procedures
  • Able to produce and package organic standards quickly and accurately
  • Able to learn and demonstrate fine motor skills for weighing and diluting products
  • Operates basic laboratory equipment including analytical balances, syringes, and pipettes
  • Operates basic manufacturing equipment including ampule sealers and label printers
  • Assists with inventory management of laboratory supplies, chemicals and solutions
  • Follows complex procedures and operations
  • Demonstrates consistent, reliable performance
  • Works effectively as part of a team as well as independently with minimal supervision
  • Exhibits organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrates math and computer skills
  • Learns quickly and is easily trainable
  • Maintains the ability to problem solve and apply retained knowledge
  • Exemplifies LGC core values every day
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Able to meet required key performance indicators and goals such as bench times and deadlines
  • Able to learn chemical nomenclature, properties, and proper handling of neats and solutions
  • Able to adapt effectively to change in priorities to meet production goals on a day-to-day basis
  • Assists coworkers with procedures and operation of equipment as experience increases

Qualifications:

Education, Experience and Technical Skills

  • Candidates with either education or relevant experience are encouraged to apply:
  • 0-2 years of experience with Bachelor of Science degree, chemistry preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in manufacturing, laboratory, or related field without a degree
  • Excellent written, verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve and maintain critical thinking
  • Ability to use lab equipment safely and correctly
  • Excellent record keeping and attention to detail
  • Prior logistics, manufacturing or laboratory experience is a plus
  • General knowledge and interest in organic chemistry is a plus
  • Knowledge and expertise using Excel or LIMS systems is a plus

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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing duties of this job, the employee may be asked to occasionally lift up to 30 pounds
  • The individual will experience repetitive motion due to the use of a computer as well as pipettes and syringes (finger/hand manipulation)
  • Constant standing throughout the day
  • Precise hand/eye coordination
  • The individual will retrieve items require lifting, carrying, crouching throughout the day.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 – $24.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • North Charleston, SC 29418: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Laboratory experience: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: One location

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