Associate Chemist
Nestle Nutrition - Fremont, MI

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Come be a part of a growing organization that takes pride in our people, the qaulity of our products, envrionment responsibilities and being the #1 Food Company in the World!

For the seventh straight year, Nestle has been ranked as the number one consumer food products company in Fortune magazine's annual survey of The World's Best Companies for Leadership in a poll conducted by Hay Group as well as being named one of the America's Top 100 Ideal Employers in a 2012 Universum study. Nestle offers real potential for you to grow and move laterally within the best areas and divisions of our Company. We encourage our employees to contribute to the Company's success by enabling them to experience our diverse functions, divisions, brands and nationwide locations in a way that encourages flexibility in career paths.

As part of our Nestle Nutrition Company, our manufacturing facility in Fremont, MI produces high quality Gerber Baby Food Products. Other top selling Nestle Nutrition Brands include Power Bar, Jenny Craig, Boost, and Carnation Breakfast Essentials.

We are seeking an Associate Chemist to join our fast-paced team-focused staff in our unionized manufacturing facility.

The Associate Chemist will be responsible for understanding and implementing all relevant Nestle laboratory compliance systems and procedures. This role will be current and proactive with new and changing Nestle requirements, will develop, validate, and implement new analytical methodologies, and will interpret and communicate data trends to assist with CAPA. This position will work an alternative off shift (6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. work schedule).

Compliance Systems

Perform and maintain rapid vs reference method monitoring
Implement method validations/verifications
Create or revise work instructions, and data logbooks
Ensure laboratory instrument calibration is current. Schedule vendors,track vendor agreements, and manage the calibration calendar.
Monitor conformance to internal control plans
Order and maintain laboratory supplies
Research, develop, and implement new analytical methods and instruments
Ensure compliance to all Nestle laboratory LI’s and GI’s
Understand and apply all NQAC requirements to ensure compliance to Nestle standards
Provide support for the Compliance/Contaminant testing programs, Keeping Quality, and Stability programs

Analytical Methods and Tests

Perform routine tests and laboratory analyses.
Interpret and implement Nestle analytical methods
Show competency through successful participation in Nestle proficiency test program.
Utilize critical thinking to troubleshoot all testing/sampling and instrument abnormalities to ensure proper reporting of results
Maintain lab instruments. Perform troubleshooting and minor repair.

Results Reporting

Perform peer review of laboratory data
Evaluate method validation/verification data and write final reports
Create and maintain control charting with Excel or QStat programs.
Review laboratory data and conduct investigations of out of specification or out of trend results.
Collects data independently or as part of a team and can present a data summary using Excel and charting.

All employees will support and participate in Nestlé Continuous Excellence (NCE) and Total Performance Management (TPM) as a part of there job responsibility within their Business Unit or as assigned within the factory.

Performs additional duties as assigned by Management or Team Leader(s).

Employee shall follow Fremont Factory safety & environmental objectives & targets, follow the plant safety rules, report unsafe conditions immediately, report incidents immediately or by the end of the shift, maintain compliance with regulations, and refer to the Safety & Environmental Management System(s) on all related procedures and programs.

Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Biology, or Food Science.

Knowledge of analytical methods/instruments and laboratory safety.

2 years relevant work experience in a GMP/GLP environment which includes method development and validation

Experience in quantitative and qualitative methods


Excellent documentation skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Problem-solving skill

Able to multi-task. Must exhibit good time management skills.

Computer literate (Word, Excel, etc.)

Able to understand, clarify, and resolve complex problems or issues
Through science-based nutrition products and services, Nestle Nutrition helps enhance the quality of people's life by supporting health and providing care for consumers with special needs at every stage of life.

At Nestle Nutrition we are building a pioneering new organization at the cutting edge of nutritional science. We are not in the food-and-beverage business, nor in the pharmaceutical business. We are breaking new ground where both those worlds meet.

Nestle Nutrition operates in three key business areas:
Infant Nutrition - baby food and infant formula to help infants and y oung children to gro and develop into healty adults.

Weight Management - persaonlized weight management programs to help consumers to lose weight and keep it off.

Performance Nutrition - promoting peak mental and physical performance of athaletes.

"Nestle is an 'Equal Opportunity Employer' and is looking for diversity in candidates for employment."