Chemist - 2nd shift in Forest Grove, OR at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 10/14/2019

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Job Description

Job #:  1008699
Growing specialty chemical company looking for a sharp Chemist to expand their instrumentation skills and ensure the quality of their products. This position is contract-to-hire and will start as soon as a qualified candidate is identified.

The position will be working on the 1st shift from 4:00 pm - 12:30 am, Monday - Friday.
Responsibilities will include reviewing and updating the lab quality control processes, reviewing and analyzing the results of tests to improve quality level, working with internal and external customers and vendors to resolve problems. Will work as part of a team to bring on a new production line and will play a key role in maintaining that production line after the initial project is complete.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Proficiency with laboratory software, utilization and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation (i.e. ICP/MS, Graphite Furnace, Chromatography: Anion and Cation, pH, others are beneficial)
  • Review laboratory testing methodology and recommend improvements.
  • Oversees the implementation and administration of quality programs within a lab environment; operates under general supervision, and receives direction on topics and issues.
  • Recommends programs to ensure quality products and services, such as laboratory or manufacturing operational procedures, working with functional groups to implement quality initiatives or changes, and ensuring overall efficiency.
  • Works with suppliers, customers or internal departments to review material or product specifications, resolve product or operational quality problems, and addresses questions and concerns.
  • Reviews a variety of reports to examine compliance, audit operations, results of documentation, ensure operational efficiency and quality, and demonstrate compliance with internal and external quality standards.
  • Reviews and updates new materials or formulas based on operational and customer problems and suggestions, plant environment, and works with appropriate personnel to approve and implement changes.
  • Ensures compliance with department/company policies and procedures and applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Coordinates quality matters with other departments and locations, including senior management.
  • Research new laboratory instruments and coordinate the installation and incorporation into production.
  • Ability to respond quickly and prioritize activities to meet a changing production schedule.
  • Responsible for training laboratory technicians on laboratory equipment for analysis and on Quality Systems.
  • Work closely with and support other engineers within department to improve operations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience and Certifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, or related field 
  • 1-2 years of experience working in a laboratory within the chemical manufacturing industry is preferred but not required.

Once permanent, the company offers outstanding benefits package which includes: 90% employer paid medical, 100% employer paid dental, vision, LTD, STD, Life Insurance and a matching 401k plan. Two weeks vacation, five sick days, and thirteen holidays annually.
An annual bonus is also offered which is commonly 10% of your annual salary!
Apply today to secure your interview spot as this position will fill quickly!
EEO Employer
Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, 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 844-463-6178-6178.