Chemist 2
Sigma-Aldrich Corporation - Miamisburg, OH

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PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
Produce chemicals, runs advanced and complex assays and interprets analytical results while requiring
minimal supervision. Required to continuously seeking to improve procedures and processes cutting
costs and/or increase efficiency. Independently comes up with ideas to improve processes through
review of chemical literature and ensures others can duplicate results. Investigate and recommend
corrective action for assays or instrumentation. Write, validate and train staff in ISO and cGMP
procedures. Interact with customers, vendors and others throughout the corporation as required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Sets up equipment, produces chemicals (existing catalog items, new products, lost suppliers,
takeovers or customs) and/or runs analytical tests
Ensure quality specifications for final products are met. Investigates root cause of all variances for
cGMP products
Identify problems, locate source and recommend course of action for stock or in-coming materials
that do not meet specifications. Documents results and observations per department guidelines
Monitors progress of reactions or analytical tests
Reviews stock status, sales or demand and changes priority of work as necessary
Investigates and recommends new technology and process improvements, training new
chemists, and reviewing procedures
Suggest improvements for procedures and tests changes in laboratory
Perform library research independently coming up with alternatives for process or procedure
improvement. Evaluate, justify and recommend new instrumentation to supervisor
Train new chemists and operators on procedures, techniques, and systems
Provide assistance to others helping solve problems. May serve on committees to improve
department, site or company performance. Committees may focus on safety, inventory, output,
costs, etc.
Works on improving procedures to cut costs, reduce safety hazards, raise purity or suggest
changes to procedure to improve batch-to-batch consistency. Should be able to handle more
difficult process improvements than chemists
Rewrite production, analytical or ISO procedures following departmental guidelines. Perform
technically advanced or complex assays
Perform assays accurately, identify problems and limitations of analysis
Rewrite procedure within deadlines when required
Keep accurate and complete records, prepare written procedures as necessary
Complete volume of work to meet departmental productivity and backorder goals
Maintain equipment and laboratory and calibrate equipment as necessary
Maintain a neat and orderly laboratory and office
Stock supplies as required
Leading department in supervisor's absence or leading a small group in production. The time
spent on this function may increase beyond 10%. In those cases, the amount of time producing
chemicals or improving processes would be reduced
May be required to fill in for supervisor, ensuring work continues in their absence. Responsible
for actively interacting with members on the floor and helping to resolve issues. May use other
supervisors or managers on site to help resolve issues
May lead a small group of people across 3 shifts, ensuring clean shift handoffs, work being
completed on all shifts. Ensures smooth shift changeovers occur
May be responsible for scheduling work, assigning work and ensuring work is completed
Monitors problems with personnel, safety or equipment and reports problems to supervisor
(especially in those departments running 3 shifts without a supervisor on all shifts)
Should help to develop skills of less experienced employees by providing technical assistance
and help when necessary
Miscellaneous duties and tasks as assigned
Exemplary attendance and adherence to schedule
Education:
BS chemistry
Desirable: MS chemistry
Experience:
Over 5 years, up to 7 years BS degree plus 5 years of experience
Over 3 years, up to 5 years MS degree plus 2 years of experience
Over 7 years, up to 10 years Equivalent experience required
Essential and Critical Skills:
Ability to utilize computer for word processing, chemical ordering, and data entry is essential. Effective
oral and written communication skills and basic mathematical abilities are required. Demonstrates
knowledge of chemistry and is able to use this knowledge to independently solve problems and improve
procedures while requiring minimal guidance. Has thorough understanding of department and company
quality/operational policies and follows these policies. Highly advantaged knowledge of analytical
techniques and chemistry. PC operation including basic knowledge of Legacy, Lotus Notes, Excel,
Access and Word. Highly advanced knowledge of instrumentation: operation, validation, maintenance
and calibration
About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company whose biochemical, organic chemical products, kits and services are used in scientific research, including genomic and proteomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of disease and as key components in pharmaceutical, diagnostics and high technology manufacturing. Sigma-Aldrich customers include more than 1.3 million scientists and technologists in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals and industry. The Company operates in 35 countries and has nearly 9,000 employees whose objective is to provide excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to accelerating customer success through innovation and leadership in Life Science and High Technology. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its website at www.sigma-aldrich.com.
Sigma-Aldrich offers a highly motivational and rewarding working environment with attractive salary, benefits, retirement, relocation and incentive packages including tuition reimbursement. Sigma-Aldrich fosters the growth of employees in a culture of respect and dignity with ample opportunity for career advancement.
Sigma-Aldrich is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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