QC Chemist

QuestSpecialty Corporation   Brenham, TX   Full-time     Quality Control
Posted on November 11, 2021
QuestSpecialty Corporation, a national specialty chemical manufacturer, is looking for a new QC Chemist to join our team and Quality Control Department in Brenham, TX! Full-time position Monday - Friday with hours 8 AM to 5 PM and subject to change. Pay range $40-$55K - salary consummate with experience.  Qualified applicants will have at least a BS degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry and at least one year in Quality Control

1)        Upon approval of production blends, process receipt of batch ticket in ERP System as directed.

2)        Assist in maintenance of Corrective Preventative Action Reports. Provide timely resolution to CPAR events.

3)        Interface with production personnel and promote cooperative work environment. Perform hourly quality control checks of all production lines as a backup to QC Tech.

4)        Perform quality control analysis on production mixes, finished goods, and incoming raw materials (chemicals, labels, wipes, etc.) using appropriate lab equipment, established test procedures and wet chemistry. Approve or reject based on established standards.

5)        Troubleshoot problems with production mixes, raw materials, and finished products. Resolve differences between standards and actual measurements on batches. Communicate issues with supervisor and production in a timely manner. Note batch adjustments on appropriate spreadsheet.

6)        Generate Certificates of Analysis/Certificates of Compliance for finished goods.

7)        Advise Purchasing Agent of lab supplies needed in a timely manner.

8)        Maintain internal production quality issues spreadsheet. Conduct an annual audit of internal events and provide report to supervisor.

9)        Maintain laboratory areas in accordance with established housekeeping (clean and organized) and safety standards. Keep laboratory clean and organized.

10)    Maintain retain samples in an organized manner of annual rotation, every two years for EPA registered products and every three years for FDA registered products.

11)    Operate and maintain all lab equipment in proper working order. Perform daily calibrations on equipment where required. Notify supervisor when scale calibrations are needed (semi-annually).

12)    Perform assays and active level analysis on required EPA and FDA products. Make and perform standardization for reagents used for titration method. Ensure all reagents used are not expired.

13)    Write standard operating procedures and help set up test parameters.

14)    Assist as directed with R&D and product development efforts.

15)    Assist with annual inventory.