QC Chemist / Quality Control Chemist

United States, Mapleton (Illinois)

At Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI), we combine technological innovation with world-class manufacturing and regulatory excellence. We are a leader in Microbial Control Solutions and chemical technologies used in various applications including hygiene and home care. Today, these solutions are more critical than ever to maintain the hygiene and safety of hospitals, homes, schools, and offices across the world. Our Specialty Chemical Services business provides composite materials for technically demanding industries and performance intermediates & chemicals. Our Custom development and manufacturing team has already brought more than 1,000 unique solutions to life for their customers.

We are a highly dynamic group of 3,000 employees in more than 21 countries around the world. For us, performance, collaboration, passion and care are fundamentals. Are YOU someone who CARES about finding unique solutions for customers, who is PASSIONATE about making a difference? We are looking for talent who embrace COLLABORATION and are motivated by a PERFORMANCE culture.

As a (QC) Quality Control Chemist in Mapleton, IL, you will perform tasks and testing in support of the manufacturing plant, wastewater operations, and quality assurance department. In addition you will maintain and review laboratory records and ISO compliance.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintains and calibrates analytical instrumentation and reagents according to written procedures and schedules as required by GMP, GLP and ISO

  • Carries out all required tests on raw materials, intermediates, and finished products in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Records results of analyses in the proper logs or computer data file.

  • Recommends improvements to analytical methods, and develops new methods when appropriate

  • Safety is critical. Intervene in potentially unsafe situations and unsafe acts.  Report any unsafe conditions or equipment and any accident or injury immediately.

  • Wear proper personal protective equipment when conducting work activities.

  • Have a working knowledge of the hazards and proper handling procedures of materials used on a regular basis.

  • Provides shift coverage for QC and Wastewater analysts.

  • Evaluates analytical data, identifies non-conformances, and provides corrective action recommendations to production personnel.

  • Filling and packaging of sample requests.

  • Trains technicians and other chemists in new analytical methods and new instrumental techniques.

  • May analyze non-routine samples obtained from Process Improvement or the Production Department.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelors or Masters in Chemistry or related field

  • Previous experience in a chemical QC laboratory preferred

  • Working knowledge of SAP/ERP

  • Must be able to work a 12 hour day shift

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment preferred

  • Strong verbal and written communication and Interpersonal skills

A major part of the heritage of LSI is being able to deliver unique solutions to our customers. Being the driving force behind this approach – listening, asking, understanding to match the right elements in a new way has been an inherent part of our day-to-day business. Always with the goal to enable a competitive advantage for each customer with a specific product, package or solution. What makes YOU different?

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Reference: R31989