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Associate Chemist

Company Name:
Nestle
Come be a part of a growing organization that takes pride in our people, the quality of our products, environment responsibilities and being the#1 Food Company in the World!
For the seventh straight year, Nestle has been ranked as the number one consumer food products company in Fortune magazine's annual survey of The World's Best Companies for Leadership in a poll conducted by Hay Group as well as being named one of the America's Top 100 Ideal Employers in a 2012 University study. Nestle offers real potential for you to grow and move laterally within the best areas and divisions of our Company. We encourage our employees to contribute to the Company's success by enabling them to experience our diverse functions, divisions, brands and nationwide locations in a way that encourages flexibility in career paths.
As part of our Nestle Nutrition Company, our manufacturing facility inFremont, MIproduces high quality Gerber Baby Food Products. Other top selling Nestle Nutrition Brands include Power Bar, Jenny Craig, Boost, and Carnation Breakfast Essentials.
We are seeking anAssociate Chemistto join our fast-paced team-focused staff in our unionized manufacturing facility.
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Associate Chemist will be responsible for understanding and implementing all relevant Nestle laboratory compliance systems and procedures. This role will be current and proactive with new and changing Nestle requirements, will develop, validate, and implement new analytical methodologies, and will interpret and communicate data trends to assist with CAPA. This position will work an alternative off shift (6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. work schedule).
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Compliance Systems
Perform and maintain rapid vs reference method monitoring
Implement method validations/verifications
Create or revise work instructions, and data logbooks
Ensure laboratory instrument calibration is current. Schedule vendors, track vendor agreements, and manage the calibration calendar.
Monitor conformance to internal control plans
Order and maintain laboratory supplies
Research, develop, and implement new analytical methods and instruments
Ensure compliance to all Nestle laboratory LI s and GI s
Understand and apply all NQAC requirements to ensure compliance to Nestle standards
Provide support for the Compliance/Contaminant testing programs, Keeping Quality, and Stability programs
Analytical Methods and Tests
Perform routine tests and laboratory analyses.
Interpret and implement Nestle analytical methods
Show competency through successful participation in Nestle proficiency test program.
Utilize critical thinking to troubleshoot all testing/sampling and instrument abnormalities to ensure proper reporting of results
Maintain lab instruments. Perform troubleshooting and minor repair.
Results Reporting
Perform peer review of laboratory data
Evaluate method validation/verification data and write final reports
Create and maintain control charting with Excel or QStat programs.
Review laboratory data and conduct investigations of out of specification or out of trend results.
Collects data independently or as part of a team and can present a data summary using Excel and charting.
All employees will support and participate in Nestl Continuous Excellence (NCE) and Total Performance Management (TPM) as a part of their job responsibility within their Business Unit or as assigned within the factory.
Performs additional duties as assigned by Management.
Employee shall follow Fremont Factory safety & environmental objectives & targets, follow the plant safety rules, report unsafe conditions immediately, report incidents immediately or by the end of the shift, maintain compliance with regulations, and refer to the Safety & Environmental Management System(s) on all related procedures and programs.
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Biology, or Food Science.
Knowledge of analytical methods/instruments and laboratory safety.
EXPERIENCE:
2 years relevant work experience in a GMP/GLP environment which includes method development and validation
Experience in quantitative and qualitative methods
KEY COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
Excellent documentation skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Problem-solving skill
Able to multi-task. Must exhibit good time management skills.
Computer literate (Word, Excel, etc.)
Able to understand, clarify, and resolve complex problems or issues
Through science-based nutrition products and services, Nestle Nutrition helps enhance the quality of people's life by supporting health and providing care for consumers with special needs at every stage of life.
At Nestle Nutrition we are building a pioneering new organization at the cutting edge of nutritional science. We are not in the food-and-beverage business, nor in the pharmaceutical business. We are breaking new ground where both those worlds meet.
Nestle Nutrition operates in three key business areas:
Infant Nutrition - baby food and infant formula to help infants and young children to grow and develop into healthy adults.
Weight Management - personalized weight management programs to help consumers to lose weight and keep it off.
Performance Nutrition - promoting peak mental and physical performance of athletes.
"Nestle is an 'Equal Opportunity Employer' and is looking for diversity in candidates for employment."
The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran
Category: Nestle Health Science

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