Chemical Management Specialist

Avantor Novato , CA 94998

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Summary

Perform all receiving functions related to any chemical that is delivered to customer site locations. Identify and enter chemicals into the site container tracking system.

Return to the stockroom any chemical used by researchers so that the product is visible by others who may request and use. Properly re-name and barcode chemicals returned to the stockroom which may involve identifying, re-naming and bar-coding prior to placing into inventory. Determine proper chemical segregation and place item(s) in the appropriate location based on hazard classification.

May locate, dispense, and prepare to ship or deliver chemicals in a timely basis. May perform laboratory tests, experiments, and analyses. Create and adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


Receives and may dispense various chemicals (currently 4000+) as requested by global chemistry research staff. This may involve identifying, re-naming and bar-coding prior to placing into inventory.

Identifies proper containers to transport, deliver, and potentially ship chemicals and compounds to locations around the world. This may involve weighing and repacking.

Daily fulfillment of chemical orders from customers/researchers.

Utilizing the inventory management system, dispenses/deliver chemicals from containers to researchers or requester. Prepares orders for shipment.

Chemical orders from chemistry personnel are received by stockroom staff and checked for accuracy, registered into inventory database, assigned to the user and returned to the loading dock.

Adds enhanced descriptions when registering containers including adding relevant details such as concentration, mixture, etc.

Segregates all incoming chemicals and those returned by scientists in the stockroom by hazard class, DOT requirements, etc,

Properly stage for disposal all expired and out of date chemicals; evaluate chemicals and mixtures for quality and safety. Keeps record of disposals.

Delivers and picks up stockroom orders to/from the labs.

Stores sensitive materials in Cold Storage Refrigerator.

Maintenance of inventory using customer systems.

Maintains the accuracy of the chemical inventory by scanning all bottles in the stockroom and in

the labs.

Maintain regulatory lists and safety information in applicable systems for all tracked chemicals.

Participates in lab cleanouts.

May prepares appropriate shipping paperwork for requested chemicals to be delivered via inter-campus or to other global customer locations.

Creates and adheres to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

Associates Degree in Science (preferred) or equivalent experience
3 -5 years equivalent experience in a chemistry laboratory setting

Understanding of chemical structures and compounds management, hazard classification and chemical segregation techniques

Knowledge of VWR?s products and services helpful

Training in the following for those locations that require shipping:

o 49 CFR 172.704 for DOT Hazardous Materials Regulation

o 40 Hours OSHA

o Emergency Response and Preparedness
80-hour course in Chemical Segregation and Chemical Science

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

Conform to all customer requirements for background checks, health and safety issues, security clearances and medical checkups.

Excellent time management, communication, and organization skills

May require respirator fitting and regular use of the PPE

Requires use of glove box and fume-hood for dispensing and mixing

Strong communication skills

Excellent Customer Service Skills; display a professional can-do attitude

Perform duties with the highest regard for safety and quality

Ability to understand and follow site protocols, policies and procedures

Must be flexible, forward- thinking, motivated, and have the ability to act independently

Must be able to lift up to 50lbs minimum

Computer skills including Microsoft Office with proficiency in Word and Excel, as well as knowledge of various chemical/container tracking systems such as SciQuest, CISPRO, etc

Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines

Good problem-solving skills


The work environment characteristics and physical effort described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable

accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Typically works in an laboratory or production environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level

The associate is required to stand and walk for the majority of the working day. The physical requirements of the job are for associates to talk, hear, bend/stoop, squat, crawl, climb height, reach above shoulder height, crouch, kneel, balance, and push/pull. Furthermore, the job requires associates to lift/carry/push or pull up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.

Associates use both hands for repetitive actions such as grasping and manipulating as well as both feet for repetitive movement operating foots controls. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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