Chemist II
Watson Pharmaceuticals - City of Sunrise, FL

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calibration of analytical instruments, prepares standard and sample solutions, and maintains

appropriate records.


Performs complex testing of raw materials and drug products, maintenance and

Essential Job Functions

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



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

and state, federal and local laws.

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

meter, HPLC, dissolution equipment, etc).

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

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

automatic titrator, IR, AA and TLC).

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

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

Performs analysis on intermediate and finished products.

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

Practices (cGLP) and safety requirements, laboratory Standard Operating Procedures

(SOPs) and Company policies and procedures.

Complies with all current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) current Good Laboratory

Complies with good housekeeping and safety practices.

Participates in troubleshooting of analytical test methods and laboratory instruments.

May perform peer review of other chemist’s work.

Takes part in the training program as a qualified trainer, as requested.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge and Skills


Knowledge of


and other regulatory requirements.

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

Up-to-date instrumentation and the following instruments: UV/IR, HPLC, GC and TLC.

Chemistry and wet chemistry.


Computer applications and programs related to laboratory applications (i. e., HPLC, FTIR,

Quality control systems.

Math including statistics.

Sample preparation techniques.

Spectroscopic techniques.

Chromatographic system.

controlled substances.

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

Skill in:

Reading, writing and speaking English.

safety rules and regulations.

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

Operating a personal computer.

Providing leadership and training to all levels of the Chemist position.

Assisting in troubleshooting and problem solving.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

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.)

Accurately and precisely performing testing.

: Incumbents in this class are subject to


Minimum Qualifications:
college or university and a minimum of two (2) – four (4) years of related laboratory work

experience; or two or more years of experience as a Chemist I; or an equivalent combination of

training and experience.

Bachelors degree in Chemistry or related science from an accredited

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