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Chemist

Blair, NE 68008

Posted: 01/31/2024 Job Category: Laboratory Job Number: HH137297131

Job Description

Sirius Staffing is seeking a Chemist for a large manufacturing/chemical plant in the Blair, NE area.  This chemist will provide analytical support with fermentation, final product, and quality assurance.  Areas include analytical testing, maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting, repair, and training.
PTO/Holiday Pay/Benefits Offered

This is a long-term position. 

Shift:  12-hour Days, rotating schedule (3 on, 2 off, 2 on 3 off) 5a-5p or 6a-6p.  For initial training, the schedule will be M-F, 7:45a to 5p

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:    
    Collect and analyze, in-process raw material samples, in-process samples, and final product samples using analytical methods to ensure that the samples and products meet internal and external customer specifications.
    Monitoring process conditions and variables using various data historian tools.  Involved in making process adjustment decisions and recommendations.  
    Validate and approve raw material shipments.
    Communicate and supply analytical support to all levels of the organization.
    Data analysis, interpretation, and reporting using LIMS and SAP.
    Analyzing customer samples.
    Operating, maintaining, validating, and calibrating bench top and in-line instruments.
    Troubleshooting process upsets and managing resources to resolve them.
    Training new employees on Quality Assurance systems, analytical methods, and instruments.
    Prioritizing responsibilities and key accountabilities while on shift.
    Uphold all HACCP, ISO 9001/14001, and RC14001 principles.
 
EDUCATION AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS    
    BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Food Science, or a related field (with a strong emphasis on Chemistry).
    Experience with analytical instruments, such as GC, HPLC, NIR, or ICP.
    Commitment to working safely and participating in safety efforts.
    Willing to work a shift schedule that includes weekends, holidays, and possible nights.
    Willing to cover an on-call schedule, if needed
    Knowledge of analytical methods.
    Strong computer skills.
    Effective written and verbal communication skills.
    Good problem-solving and decision-making skills.
    Strong attention to detail.
    Good interpersonal skills.
    Good leadership skills.
    Strong organizational skills.
    Self-directed team player.
 
Sirius Staffing is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to characteristics such as race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by law.

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