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Apex Life Sciences

Chemist I

Post Date:Sep 14, 2018Type:Contractor
Start Date:9/14/2018Salary:
Location:US-MI-Hersey Job Reference:886483

Job Description:


Hersey, MI

Hours: 7am -3pm 

Start Date: ASAP 
Duration: 6 - 12 months 

Work environment: professional 
Dress Code: Lab appropriate clothing (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Conducts routine sampling, testing and auditing of products/ ingredients/ suppliers to ensure compliance to government, customer and company standards on food/feed safety and quality (e.g., labeling, purity analysis, product gradation analysis, etc.).
  • Verify and monitor control systems that assure compliance with regulatory requirements (e.g. HACCP, SOPs, GMP’s, GLP’s, Non-compliance response and follow-up).
  • Organizes and maintains accurate and pertinent data (e.g., spreadsheets, graphs, and reporting systems) to assure that processes and products, and any changes, are controlled.
  • Maintains systems/techniques for reporting data across functional areas. Identifies possible trends and provides input to more senior team members on next steps to address trends. 
  • Assists more senior team members with the design and execution of routine laboratory trials, continuous improvement projects and troubleshooting activities. 
  • With some oversight, manages inventory control and purchasing of laboratory/ testing supplies to assure all items required for testing and are available. 
  • Assists in the design and delivery of training materials for internal functions in the plant and operations employees at various levels in the plant related to food/feed safety and quality issues, practices and risks.
  • Promotes the development of food safety mentality/ culture.
  • Assist FSQR Team with audit preparation and other miscellaneous tasks as needed. 

Required Qualification

  • Min. Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry or related scientific degree 
  • Competency in applied sciences(physics, chemistry) and applied mathematics (statistics, algebra) Ability to relate technical knowledge to solve testing and process problems 
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a large workload with multiple priorities 
  • Ability to translate and communicate analytical data to technical and non-technical people 
  • Demonstrated ability of leadership, motivation, interpersonal effectiveness, teamwork and successful completion of work
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.

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