Chemist I
Watson Pharmaceuticals - City of Sunrise, FL

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This is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a

representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be

required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific


Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures,

and state, federal and local laws.

Conducts scheduled preventive maintenance and calibration of equipment (i.e., pH

meter, HPLC, dissolution equipment, etc).

Prepares standard and sample solutions as required by the test methods.

Operates general analytical instruments during testing (i.e., HPLC, GC, UV, automatic

titrator, IR, AA and TLC).

Performs wet Chemistry tests (i.e., LOD, pH, titration, etc.).

May perform analysis on intermediate and finished products.

Maintains appropriate documentation (records and lab notebooks) as required by SOP’s.

Complies with all cGLP/GMP and safety requirements, laboratory SOP’s and Company

policies and procedures.

Performs peer review of other chemist’s work.

Participates in troubleshooting of analytical test methods and laboratory instruments.

Complies with good housekeeping and safety practices.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge and Skills


Knowledge of


Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA),

and other regulatory requirements.

Quality control systems.

Basic math skills, including basic statistics.

Basic Chemistry or related sciences.

FDA compliance standards, regulations and guidelines.

Sample preparation techniques.

Spectroscopic techniques.

Chromatographic system.

Computer applications and programs.

Compliance with DEA and site requirements regarding the handling, use and disposal of

controlled substances.

Skill in:

Reading, writing and speaking English.

Reading, understanding and compliance with Company policies and procedures, including

safety rules and regulations.

Operating a personal computer.

Accurately performing routine testing procedures, as scheduled.

Accurately and precisely performs testing.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

: Incumbents in this class are subject to

extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, lifting materials weighing up to 50 pounds, vision to

monitor and moderate to loud noise levels. Incumbents may be exposed to or work with toxic

materials, toxic gases, electrical hazards, dangerous tools and equipment. Work is performed in

laboratory environments. Incumbents must be able to use personal protective equipment, (e.g.

respirators, gloves, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Chemistry or related science from an accredited

college or university; and a minimum of zero (0) – one (1) years of related laboratory work

experience in a pharmaceutical environment; or an equivalent combination of training and


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