Chemist - Burlington
Colgate-Palmolive - Burlington, NJ

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Title: Chemist - Burlington
Location: NJ-Burlington
The Chemist is responsible for performing physical and chemical testing in support of the site QA/QC program. The lab operates to serve the needs of operations as needed and may require shift work.
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Performs physical and chemical testing of raw material, in-process and finished product in accordance with standard procedures. Approves materials and product based on test results.
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Performs sensory evaluations on raw materials, intermediates and finished products.
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Performs necessary adjustments to in-process batches when an out of specification result is identified by calculating accurate additions to the batch using the test results as a baseline
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Communicates the required addition to the operations department who performs the adjustments and the resulting sample tested again to determine compliance to specification
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Blocks any out of specification product
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Collects and analyzes test data to identify root cause, draw conclusions and recommend actions
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Participates in failure investigations to identify root cause and recommend corrective and preventive actions
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Acquires basic knowledge of plant floor operations and equipment
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Applies appropriate methodologies and data interpretation techniques to assist in overcoming technical difficulties and promote continuous improvement.
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Maintains the laboratory quality assurance systems to assure validity of data
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Performs or assists vendor in the installation qualification (IQ), operational qualification (OQ) and performance qualification (PQ) of laboratory instruments and equipment.
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Conducts lab verification of instruments
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Maintains accurate, up to date and concise laboratory notebooks and records.
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Uses laboratory safety equipment and understands precautions in handling reagents and disposal of chemical waste according with local environmental regulations.
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Troubleshoots basic instrument problems.
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Has in depth knowledge of how to operate analytical instruments and other standard laboratory equipment relevant to job responsibilities.
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Understands and precisely follows written lab procedures, global methods, local methods and published standard or compendia sources.
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Has in depth knowledge of how to calibrate and maintain analytical instruments and the use of analytical reference standards relevant to job description
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Maintain awareness of regulatory and GMP requirements relevant to job responsibilities.

Basic Qualifications:
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Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or Biochemistry
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Demonstrated competency in laboratory skills training in chemistry
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Excellent interpersonal, communication skills and ability to work in a team environment
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Strong multitasking skills in a fast paced, changing environment
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Attentive to detail
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Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
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Requires flexibility to work weekends as needed to support operations

Preferred Qualifications:
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At least 6 months to 1 year of experience in an Analytical lab
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At least 6 months to 1 year of experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, cosmetic or consumer products industries

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