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Quality Control (QC) Chemist


Job Description

Starting Rate: $26.84/hr plus additional $0.80/hr shift differential

Business Purpose:

The successful candidate will be responsible for collecting samples, analyzing and labeling raw materials, finished goods, and other samples.  Perform record keeping and other Quality Control (QC) related responsibilities as directed by the Lab Coordinator.

Important Responsibilities:

Performs raw material, finished goods, intermediate, and development sample analysis according to standard analytical procedures.  Performs routine instrument maintenance and calibration as needed in the course of analytical work.  Conducts limited instrument troubleshooting and problem diagnosis.  Makes judgment based on knowledge and experience as to the accuracy and reliability of analytical results.  Observes and identifies problems with results and reports to supervisor. Conducts analytical method development work with direct supervision and guidance from the Lab Coordinator or other staff members.  Samples and labels materials as needed according to written procedures or specific instructions.  Inspects empty bulk trucks prior to loading and appearance of raw materials during unloading as needed.  Coordinates work with Production Lead on night and weekend shifts to ensure appropriate prioritization of work. 

The QC Chemist is part of a high-performance organization where proven communication, initiative, leadership, teamwork skills and abilities are required.

The QC Chemist is responsible for maintaining and improving site safety; providing leadership and ownership for a safety or quality system; owning a zone ownership area by operating, maintaining, and improving the zone to deliver performance targets; developing and executing a personal action plan; participating in business improvement/loss elimination projects; and functioning as a team member in a high performance organization. The QC Chemist will routinely be called upon to work independently.

We offer a competitive total compensation package which includes a base salary, paid time off, benefit programs like medical insurance, life insurance, disability, retirement (Profit Sharing at no cost to the employee and 401K savings plan), as well as stock purchase programs and other forms of recognition. There is opportunity for advancement within the pay & progression system. 

 Essential Functions:

Possess experience and knowledge of basic laboratory operations such as weighing, titrating, and preparing volumetric solutions. Interpret analytical method procedures and safety instructions using standard chemistry terms and measures. Perform routine calculations pertaining to analytical chemistry (e.g. dilution, concentration, test results). Have effective verbal and written communication skills with supervisor, other employees, and departments. Have the ability to work to work on a rotating, five shift schedule, including weekends.  Must be available for overtime and call-in as needed. Have training and experience in order to work safely around complex, analytical instrumentation and apparatus as well as hazardous chemicals in a manner that complies with Safety and QA standards. User knowledge of Microsoft Windows, including MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint, e-mail, and the capability to interact with other software programs as required/trained.  Work consistently with a team and demonstrate effective team skills:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Problem Solving (analytical troubleshooting processes)
  • Planning
  • Communications (Effective Listening/Giving and Receiving Feedback)
  • Time management
  • Goal Setting
  • Priority Setting

Starting Pay: $26.84/hr plus additional $0.80/hr shift differential
Compensation for roles at P&G varies depending on a wide array of non-discriminatory factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, degree/credentials, relevant skill set, and level of relevant experience. At P&G compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of
each case. Total rewards at P&G include salary + bonus (if applicable) + benefits. Your recruiter may be able to share more about our total rewards offerings and the specific salary range for the relevant location(s) during the hiring process.

Job Qualifications:

B.S. degree in Chemistry with a basic knowledge of analytical chemistry; or a B.S. degree in a closely related field and a minimum of one year experience in a QC lab strongly desired. Meet the requirements of a safe operation and personal safety using required personal protective equipment, and safe practices.  Able to wear and be properly fitted with all required safety protection attire, including but not limited to respiratory protection, safety glasses, hard hats, and safety shoes/boots. Must be clean-shaven when required to wear a tight-fitting respirator. Must pass medical qualification required for wearing a tight-fitting respirator.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, citizenship, HIV/AIDS status or any other legally protected factor.

No immigration sponsorship is available for this position. Procter & Gamble does not sponsor candidates for permanent residency except in some areas that in Procter & Gamble's sole discretion require highly specialized backgrounds.

Procter & Gamble participates in e-verify as required by law.

Qualified individuals will not be disadvantaged based on being unemployed.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be covered.

Job locations:
North Chicago, Illinois, United States Job Type : Full time Job Type: Manufacturing Req No: R000061104
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