Scientist, Production
Sigma-Aldrich Corporation - St. Louis, MO

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PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

Manufacture chemicals, provide technical support to others and perform operations in support of the group and department.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

' Perform production operations
o Schedule, set-up and prepare products, both those with and without established protocols.
o Ensure quality and quantity of product throughout production process.
o Clean-up equipment and working areas after production operation.
o Coordinate appropriate disposal of waste with Environmental Services personnel and complete compliance documentation.
o Assuring he/she is adequately trained to perform the tasks/assignments

' Communicate and document status of processes, products, and equipment
o Communicate the status of production operations and bring deviations to the attention of supervisor.
o Provide a complete and accurate batch record at the conclusion of production operations consistent with quality guidelines including Non-Conformance Reports (NCR) if applicable
o Write and modify production procedures consistent with quality guidelines
o Enter hours worked and raw materials used into SAP
o Ensure all applicable log books have been filled out completely as required by current procedures

' Perform and interpret analytical evaluations of products and intermediates
o Review analytical procedures to ensure that they are currently used by Analytical Services
o Perform necessary analytical tests and evaluate results during the process and at the completion of the run
o Develop analytical methods to assist process development
o Ensure purity of starting material, intermediates and final products are consistent with history and product specifications

' Improve manufacturing processes through application of scientific knowledge and principals
o Conduct independent investigations to solve production problems
o Develop and implement process improvements
o Implement the scale-up of improvement ideas on new products and processes
o Document work done in the course of completing tasks previously listed
o Identify opportunities for process improvement

' Perform daily and production operations in a safe and orderly manner
o Follow production procedures and safety policies at all times
o Label all in-process equipment and containers properly
o Take the necessary action to resolve any unsafe conditions
o Participate in required safety and quality training and other related activities
o Maintain good housekeeping in laboratory and working areas

' Independently conduct investigations and implement ideas to develop processes and technology
o Help in the training of individual co-workers
o Give technical direction as necessory during operations

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Required- Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering or related Life Science
Desired- MS, Chemistry or Biochemistry

Experience: 1-3 years production experience

Essential and Critical Skills: Knowledge in chemistry or biochemistry, math and general science
Familiar with laboratory instruments and production equipment
Process techniques and unit operations
Analytical techniques and equipment
Safe chemical handling methods
Scientific method
Knowledge in quality sytems
Laboratory and analytical
Computer
Mechanical
Troubleshooting
Interpersonal
Organizational

ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEEDS:

Chemical production environment.
Must be able to perform tasks while wearing personal protective equipment such as respirator or chemical protective clothing for extended times.
Materials movement and equipment set-up and operation may require ability to lift up to 80 lbs. and apply significant force to push or pull objects occasionally to successfully complete essential responsibility 1.
May require shift work.

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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