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Formulation Chemist

Company: Vi-Jon
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Specialist R&D (Formulation Chemist)Summary:The Specialist R & D is responsible for developing new personal care product formulas. Reformulating and/or improving current formulas. This position works primarily with Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, and Product Development Personnel. The Specialist R & D frequently works with Analytical Services, Cost Accounting and Purchasing. Occasionally works with other departments such as Engineering, Buyer/Planner, etc. This position requires a candidate that works with general direction, broad policies and goals; requires frequent review of work.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reformulate/Develop robust quality formulas meeting Marketing's specifications as indicated by a New Product Profile through bench experimentation
  • Create and/or reviews and approves technical documents to support developmental projects. (i.e. Ingredient Statements, Manufacturing Formula Cards, Cost Formulas)
  • Develop robust manufacturing processes for development projects in conjunction with other Specialist R & D
  • Including active participation in pilot plant/scale up activities
  • Develops specifications for new and/or reformulated product insuring high quality
  • Source and approve new and/or alternate raw materials
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis on raw materials using laboratory experimentation
  • Formulate products including powder, liquid and gel products to meet ingredient standards and deadlines
  • Follow industry standards on scientific significance, accuracy, safety and record keeping
  • Optimize formulated ingredients to meet cost objectives and to manage availability of raw materials
  • Execute project commitments and pursue contingency plans
  • Conduct stability testing and record results
  • Test substances for composition, properties, structures and reactions
  • Prepare research proposals including analytical, technical and financial data for developing and testing new or improved products
  • Identify testing abnormalities and execute corrective actions
  • Other duties as assignedSupervisory Responsibilities:None Education Requirements:A Bachelors Degree in Chemistry or related science; or five years of related experience and/or training; or combination of education and experienceExperience Requirements:Minimum 1 year laboratory experience (including college laboratory experience)3+ years formulating experience in personal care or relatedIntermediate experience with MS Word, Excel and Power Point reporting tools and all Microsoft applicationsAbility to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, and ratios to practical situationsCompetencies:
    • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a fast paced high volume environment required
    • Understanding of what it takes to get a basic project to market
    • Ability to manage basic projects through the organization
    • Able to report on project progress
    • Solid understanding of the commercialization process
    • Preference towards collaborating on group projects rather than working individually
    • High standards for quality of work
    • Enthusiastic, with a positive attitude and passion for innovation
    • Strong information management and communication skills
    • Efficient management of time and use of resources
    • Inspires confidence and trust by being dependable and honest
    • Intrinsic drive to support team goals by learning and applying new skills and concepts
    • Good listening skills and willingness to accept constructive criticism and learn from mistakes
    • Logical approach to judgement and decision making based on original thinking, direct experience, and high quality, independently verifiable evidence
    • Eager to learn
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical
    • Ability to deal with ambiguity
    • Exhibit a team based approach
    • Interpersonal savvy
    • Priority setting
    • Process management
    • Drive for resultsCertificates, Licenses, Registrations:n/a Travel:n/a Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 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.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Frequently lifts 5-50lbs packages from floor to shelf, table, or cart.

Keywords: Vi-Jon, Smyrna , Formulation Chemist, Other , Smyrna, Tennessee

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