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QC Chemist in Richmond, VA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 4/15/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Richmond, VA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Job #:  960113


The Quality Control Chemist role analyzes samples of incoming raw materials, finished product and other relevant samples against established specifications using a range of modern analytical techniques with a focus on testing by GC-MS, HPLC, HPLC-MS and metals analysis by ICP-MS.

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Essential Functions

  • Must follow all safety rules, Policies and GMP Procedures for which training is required and documented.
  • The successful candidate will perform routine analysis and will communicate results to the Production and Quality teams.
  • The role involves working closely with the QC and Production teams to support product manufacturing.
  • The position requires that most of the time spent will be hands-on laboratory work. This position is responsible for routine and non-routine analysis of samples.
  • Will be required to work with various chemicals-small quantities with moderate hazards.
  • Using a range of software, techniques and equipment to analyzing and interpret data.
  • Draft summary reports, making sure that data is accurately recorded in accordance to guidelines, and present results.
  • Keep up to date with scientific and technical developments.
  • Ensure that health and safety issues are adhered to.
  • Liaise with customers, suppliers, production and the scientific community on an as-needed basis.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Education and/or Experience – Relevant bachelor’s degree subjects are chemistry, applied/analytical chemistry or biochemistry. Two (2+) years’ experience in cGMP or other regulated laboratory environments preferably in chemical analysis related to the pharmaceutical, food, tobacco or CBD industry.
  • Reasoning Ability – Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Computer Skills – Experience using a breadth of analytical tools, with an initial focus on GC-Mass Spec.Proficient with various technologies and software commonly used in the industry.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively. Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Oral Communication – Strong ability to speak in positive manner, listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.
  • Project Management – Organized, methodical, effectively manages time and prioritizes workload. Manages multiple tasks without close supervision to meet deadlines.

Personal Attributes

  • Problem Solving & Critical Thinking– Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully in a manner that does not just solve the immediate problem but views it in relation to a bigger picture; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities to remain current with technology utilized; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Interpersonal – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Listens to others without interrupting. Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Team Work – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests. Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization’s goals and values; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability – Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.
  • Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States


Hours and Travel

This is a full time position and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM however there may be night and weekend work to meet deadlines or the demands of the project. This position does not normally require travel and is mainly laboratory based.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee may lift up to 40 pounds which may be placed and transported using wheeled carts. The vision requirements include close and distant vision.









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