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Chemist

Captek Softgel International, Inc. Cerritos, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Summary: The Quality Control Chemist tests and/or contracts necessary tests to third party laboratories of products and/or ingredients involved with production for identity, purity, strength, and composition to ensure content of finished product capsules are of the appropriate quality as confirmed by conformance to all established specifications before release to the customer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following a specific set of test procedures, uses instrumentation such as the High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Gas Chromatography (GC), UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, ICP mass spectrophotometer, and other such analytical instruments to identify, investigate, and/or assay in dietary supplement raw materials and dietary supplement finished products to determine purity and other quality characteristics, in accordance with cGMP requirements.

Performs wet chemical tests (titrations, etc.) as required

Maintains department systems and logbooks

Notifies supervisor in an appropriate and timely manner when out of specification test results occur and cooperates in the investigation

Quality Control Chemists ensure Certificates of Analysis claims are accurate and pass required specifications before material being released for use in manufacturing

May be required to generate appropriate and complete finished product Certificates of Analysis

May assist in the generation/modification of SOPs and test methods for QC, while ensuring proper adherence to by subordinate Quality Control staff Performs Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR/FTNIR) spectroscopy to confirm identities of raw material and finished products by spectral comparisons.

Prepares sample, solvents/reagents, calculates data and results, documents the entire procedure, disposes and safely cleans up solutions in the hazardous chemicals waste (under the hood), discards all disposables in appropriate waste containers and properly and safely cleans all glassware, work-stations, and any apparatus/equipment used

Reviews data for accuracy, completeness and compliance generated by other chemists and/or laboratory technicians

Safely and appropriately uses tools such as scalpels, glassware, dishes, weighing dishes, pipets, burets, volumetric flasks, ovens, furnaces, stirrers/heat-plates, ultrasonicators, baths, balances, titrators, chemically resistant containers, graduated cylinders, beakers spectrophotometer cuvettes and permanent markers

Safely uses reagents (substance or compounds) such as water, acids and bases of varying concentration, buffers, and solvents

Obtains sample and checks sample label and appearance to make sure that the sample is correct. Accurately weigh, label, log and document all samples and in-use apparatus, tools, equipment/instruments, and solvents/reagents.

Interacts with technicians, microbiologists and other chemists, while sharing common work areas to ensure proper communication and smooth work-flow Adheres to all safety requirements, cGMPs, and Captek’s Standard Operating Procedures, while partaking in the accountability of all QC staff to do the same

May be required to periodically perform the sampling function

May assist in the environmental monitoring functions

Quality Control Chemists must have the ability to be flexible, handle multiple projects simultaneously and adjust personal style to adapt to increased business pressures and work well under pressure

Educational Qualification:

Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, with a formal education involving chemistry, Master's degree (M. A.) a plus; Degree in Chemistry preferred

Required Skills / Experience:

  • Computer Skills; Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Ability to speak, read and understand English

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • No direct reports. May organize the work of laboratory technicians when working in association with such

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock

  • The environment contains potentially hazardous materials/equipment, such as chemical substances (solvents, flammables, acids, bases, oxidizers), biological agents (microbes), and the use of high temperature devices

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear

Captek Softgel International, Inc.

Why Work Here?

Great Benefits! Medical, Dental, Vision, Company sponsored Life Insurance, Paid Vacation(2wks), Paid Sick Time, Employee Referral Bonus

Captek Softgel International, Inc. (CSI) is a privately-owned, FDA registered and audited, GMP-certified, full service contract manufacturer of custom dietary supplement formulations. CSI features high efficiency encapsulation lines operating 24/7, capable of producing over 5 billion softgels annually. The facility encompasses approximately 85,000 square feet of production, analytical laboratory, pilot laboratory and warehousing space. Captek fully complies to FDA cGMP and has been independently certified by NSF International.

Address

16218 Arthur St. Cerritos, CA 90703
Cerritos, CA
USA