Ref No.: 18-20171
Location: Hersey, Michigan
Job Title: Chemist
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 - 12 months
Hours: 7am -3pm
Work environment: professional
Dress Code: Lab appropriate clothing (no shorts or sleeveless shirts)

Job Description:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conducts routine sampling, testing and auditing of products/ ingredients/ suppliers to ensure compliance to government, customer and Company standards on food/feed safety and quality (e.g., labeling, purity analysis, product gradation analysis, etc.). Verify and monitor control systems that assure compliance with Company and regulatory requirements (e.g. HACCP, SOPs, GMP's, GLP's, Non-compliance response and follow-up).
- Organizes and maintains accurate and pertinent data (e.g., spreadsheets, graphs, and reporting systems) to assure that processes and products, and any changes, are controlled. Maintains systems/techniques for reporting data across functional areas. Identifies possible trends and provides input to more senior team members on next steps to address trends.
- Assists more senior team members with the design and execution of routine laboratory trials, continuous improvement projects and troubleshooting activities.
- With some oversight, manages inventory control and purchasing of laboratory/ testing supplies to assure all items required for testing and are available.
- Assists in the design and delivery of training materials for internal functions in the plant and operations employees at various levels in the plant related to food/feed safety and quality issues, practices and risks. Promotes the development of food safety mentality/ culture.
- Assist FSQR Team with audit preparation and other miscellaneous tasks as needed.

Required Qualification:
Min. Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry or related scientific degree
Competency in applied sciences(physics, chemistry) and applied mathematics (statistics, algebra) Ability to relate technical knowledge to solve testing and process problems
Ability to prioritize and manage a large workload with multiple priorities
Ability to translate and communicate analytical data to technical and non-technical people
Demonstrated ability of leadership, motivation, interpersonal effectiveness, teamwork and successful completion of work
Ability to make decisions under pressure