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Chemist I - Ameri-Pac (St. Joseph, MO)

Company: Wilbur-Ellis Company
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionDo you have experience with various test methods and analyzing samples? Do you have an associate degree or Bachelor of Science with a minor in chemistry? Do you have one year of experience in a quality control laboratory or lab setting? If so, we'd like to hear from you!
For a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!
General Purpose and Scope of Position:
Perform laboratory duties such as testing and data entry. Audit production line inspections and perform other Quality duties.
Key Skills and Abilities:

  • Associate or Bachelor of Science with at least a minor in chemistry preferred
  • 1-year experience in a quality control laboratory or laboratory setting
  • Basic computer skills
  • Microsoft Word, Office, and Excel knowledge preferred

    Key Personal Attributes:

    • Good documentation
    • Team player
    • Clerical and time management
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
    • Excellent attendance

      Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables:

      • Sample prep for various test methods, including weighing samples, test solution preparation, HPLC assays, Oxidative Stability Instrument (OSI), Peroxide Values, Oxygen Bomb, Safe Test, etc.
      • Analyze lab samples for loss on drying, pH, Aflatoxin, water activity, sieve analysis, USP methods, etc.
      • Assist with Microbial Program - swabbing of mixers and weekly swabbing of environmental areas. Preparing media, prepping samples for incubation, recording results of samples, and issuing corrective actions
      • Miscellaneous calibrations/verifications of lab equipment - viscometer, OSI, thermometers, evaporator, lab scales, etc.
      • Proper documentation of results in laboratory notebook and adherence to Good Laboratory Practices and Good Documentation Practices
      • Enter raw materials and finished products for testing in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and create result forms
      • Coordinate external sample testing with appropriate third-party laboratories
      • Organize and maintain retain/sample room
      • Appropriate waste disposal and documentation in the laboratory on appropriate log sheets
      • Laboratory housekeeping and dishwashing
      • Revise laboratory worksheets for raw materials, and finished products, as needed
      • Troubleshoot HPLC processing problems
      • Clerical work and scanning for Deacom, as needed
      • Responsible for reporting food safety problems to management, up to and including stopping a production line
      • Comply with all Food Safety Guidelines, Ameri-Pac work rules, Ameri-Pac Standard Operating Procedures, FDA and OSHA guidelines, as well as Federal and State laws governing the workplace

        Compensation and Benefits:

        • In compliance with all states and cities requiring transparency of pay, the base compensation for this position ranges from $20.43 to $27.26. Note that salary may vary based on location, skills, and experience. This position is eligible for an annual discretionary bonus and vacation, holidays, health, dental, vision, mental health, retirement plans, and other benefits.

          If you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!

          Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer
          Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, and specialty chemicals, and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.
          Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people
          Wilbur-Ellis has over 100 years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other.
          Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry's best workforce
          Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.
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          Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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