Quality Control Chemist

Glanbia PLC West Haven , CT 06516

Posted 2 months ago

Quality Control Chemist

Supervisor's Title: Quality Control Chemist

Department: Quality Control

Location: West Haven, CT

Exempt Status: Exempt

At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers on dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories - bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.

Job Summary

Perform all aspects of quality control in a nutritional premix facility. Review, author and develop quality processes as they relate to the analytical laboratory and quality control.

Essential Functions

  • Testing of all incoming materials and finished blends for conformance to established specifications. Instrumentation includes HPLC, LC/MS, FT-IR, UV/VIS, ICPMS, Titration, particle size analyzer and others as needed.

  • Perform out of specification investigation process including corrective actions.

  • Perform deficient materials review and ensures materials are investigated and dispositioned in a timely manner.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

  • Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health Act which are applicable to his/her own actions and conduct.

  • Complies with all applicable food safety regulations and mandates (Safe Quality Foods, Food and Drug Admin, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance)

Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • BS Food Science, chemistry or related degree,.

  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook.

  • Independent, proactive, extremely detail oriented, dependable, organized and ability to handle multiple tasks.

  • Must be able to work flexible hours to include overtime and weekends when needed.

  • Strong desire and ability to work in fast paced deadline orientated environment.

  • Fluent in written and spoken English required

  • Must be able to communicate to and work well with multiple departments.

  • Must be results focused and oriented toward accomplishment of team goals.

  • Must be able to work in a team environment and possess team-based problem solving skills.

  • Well organized and self-directed individual focused on achieving the organizational goals and initiatives

Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

  • Regularly involves talking or listening, sitting, and the use of hands and fingers.

  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking.

  • Occasionally involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 20 pounds.

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.

  • Involves moderate physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.

  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment, light traffic).

  • May be exposed to moderate to high noise levels (i.e. production equipment, forklifts, heavy traffic).

  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat and cold, outdoor weather conditions, and fumes and toxic chemicals.

  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.

Disclaimer

Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others. 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/or skills required of all personnel so classified.

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status.

At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: New Haven

Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford

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