Chemistry Expert 1

  • location: Saint Louis, MO
  • type: Temporary
  • salary: $18 - $22 per hour
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Chemistry Expert 1

Manufacture or evaluate products according to established protocols, provide technical support to others and perform operations in support of the group and department.
Assoc. Scientist
Category/ Core Requirements

Responsibilities:
Safety Compliance with all department and company safety guidelines and procedures
Ability to assess hazards associated with materials used based upon SDS and determine appropriate PPE required
Practice sound safety behaviors throughout all processes
Ensure you are adequately trained prior to performing tasks, assignments
Identify and report any unsafe conditions and assist with solving the problem
Attend all required safety meetings and perform all required safety training
Participate in Department and Site Safety Initiatives as assigned
Quality Compliance with all department and company quality guidelines and procedures
Ensure all training is complete and in a timely manner
Notify supervisor of any deviation from established protocol
Participate in pre-audit activities
Utilize system of quality documents for recording maintenance, calibration and usage of equipment and instruments as directed by supervisor
Understand the concept of lean processes and maintain visual management system
Identify improvement opportunities
Understand process for non-conformances and perform applicable tasks associated with RCAs
Update documents and initiate change control relevant to role
Train new teammates on required assays relevant to role
Perform established validation testing, including documentation of results, relevant to role
Delivery Schedule, set up and perform routine group tasks according to established protocols
Review protocol and set up group specific tasks according to priority level
Select and prepare appropriate equipment or instrumentation to be used for testing
Perform routine assays scheduled by Supervisor or Designee
Accurately document and communicate status of tests and outcomes
Communicate any unexpected observations to Supervisor or Designee
Complete the volume of work required to achieve departmental goals and meet the established deadlines
Defer to Supervisor or designee prior to making deviations from established protocols
Accurately analyze test results

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Skills:
Primary focus is delivery of final assay results
Schedule, set up and perform routine group testing and occasional complex testing according to established protocols
Teamwork Contribute to the support functions of the lab
Ensure lab supplies are adequately stocked
Prepare testing reagents (buffers, gels, standards, etc.) as needed
Maintain equipment (clean and calibrate); properly document and notify appropriate individuals if calibration is overdue
Maintain a clean work area and properly dispose of waste
Perform other group responsibilities thoroughly and on time
Actively works with teammates and communicates respectfully
Willingness to change focus so that all critical tasks are to be covered daily
Actively participates in cross training to meet changing business demands
Education BA/BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering or related Life Science; or minimum of 5 years relevant lab experience
Competencies/Skills PC operation
Proficient in Laboratory Math Skills
Effective time management and organizational skills
Attention to detail
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Familiarity with analytical techniques and instrumentation
Knowledge in Life Science
Willingness to adapt to changing roles throughout the organization, based on business demands
Additional Local Needs Position requires safe work with open chemicals and may require wearing of appropriate PPE (including respirator)
Routine use of all hazard classes of chemicals
Routinely able to lift minimum of 50 lbs.
May require shift work
Physical ability to meet job requirements

Education:
Bachelors

Experience:
Entry Level

Qualifications:
Routine use of all hazard classes of chemicals
Routinely able to lift minimum of 50 lbs.
May require shift work
Physical ability to meet job requirements


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