Overview

Summary:·        The Chemist I position is responsible for ensuring products meet or exceed customer requirements for quality and food safety. Assurance of product quality requires the chemist to monitor quality assurance systems including instrumentation calibration, maintenance, cross checks, methods, procedures, raw materials, food safety, and training.·        Additionally, our FSQ Chemists are expected to understand our plant processes and provide technical advice to support our production operations. Data analysis, trend recognition and effective communication are required competencies. ·        The success of the FSQ Chemist position is measured in impact to customer satisfaction, minimization of process variation, process recoveries, waste reduction, and cost minimization.  Essential Duties and Responsibilities:·        50% Daily assessment of process quality parameters and quality management systems including cross checks, raw materials, calibration, maintenance, procedures, food safety, training, auditing and oversight of analytical testing performed in control rooms. ·        20% Data analysis, trend identification, troubleshooting, corrective action, and communication with regard to processing data, final product, and waste water. ·        10% Training of new chemists, analysts, operators, technicians and personnel from other functional areas. ·        10% Assure product meets compliance specifications and overall final product approval checks. ·        10% Perform miscellaneous job related duties as assigned (i.e. process improvement projects, development and modification of procedures and documents, recruiting and interviewing of new employees and assisting other locations with process startups and projects.)  Required Qualifications:·        Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Microbiology, or Biochemistry ·        OR Bachelor’s Degree in science field with minimum 1 year general chemistry plus labs and 1 year organic chemistry. ·        Minimum 2 upper level courses relating to Chemistry, Food Science, Microbiology or Biochemistry. ·        Ability to work a flexible schedule including, nights, weekends, and holidays. ·        Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment. ·        Ability to manage multiple priorities. ·        Strong attention to detail. ·        Microsoft Office Suite experience. ·        Ability to work independently. ·        Ability to work in a team environment. ·        Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills. ·        Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbal and written. ·        Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of food safety, safety, quality, productivity, cost and employee relations.  Preferred Experience: ·        Proven ability to anticipate, recognize, and solve process and laboratory problems, implement improvements based on the findings.   Since 1984, Synectics has been committed to aligning talented professionals with jobs they find challenging and fulfilling. Let us leverage our recruiting experience and our long-standing relationships with our clients to help you in your job search. To view a comprehensive list of jobs offered by Synectics, please visit our website at www.synectics.com. We offer a wide variety of positions in cities throughout the United States.  Synectics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.