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Senior Chemist - Food Safety Net Services - San Antonio, TX







JOB SUMMARY                     Salary Range:  $45,000 - $55,000/year 

(Position located in San Antonio, TX)


The function of this position is to set up and validate new tests on Food, Supplement, Environmental and other matrices as needed to grow the business.  Part of this will be writing the SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for the method, creating the quality control documents and procedures associated with the test, creating and executing the validation protocol, writing the official validation report, and training chemists/technicians on new testing.  Other duties will include creating costing models for pricing, performing research on current techniques and new testing capabilities, creating training documents to help develop staff, and being a technical resource for chemistry staff and clients.  The Senior Chemist will have frequent contact with the client base as well as review, reporting and interpretation of laboratory results in collaboration with the management team. 


·         Development of new methods as needed to increase capabilities to include R&D drafting and validating of procedures.

·         Setup and maintain analytical equipment to include trouble shooting and preventive maintenance as needed.

·         Stay current with new technologies that are available to improve operations.

·         Continuous improvement of methods/processes to include all laboratory procedures.

·         Assist laboratory operations to maintain quality and efficiency as they apply to the laboratory area.

·         Accurately perform and interpret test results, notifying Management of deviations.

·         Develop training materials and all needed documents to train the operation on methods.

·         Responsible for managing priorities and assignments such that individual goals as well as team goals are achieved, and provide guidance.

·         Report concerns of equipment failures and non-compliance of supplies and reagents.

·         Supervise quality control procedures and documentation to support compliance with ISO 17025 guidelines.

·         Provide technical guidance as needed for internal and external customers.

·         Contributes to growth and development of sister lab chemistry capabilities as needed.

·         Maintain a high degree of technical competence by reading scientific journals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of food industry issues and trends.

·         Supervise non-routine projects as assigned.

·         Independently pursue working knowledge of processes, procedures, or techniques in accordance with the Food Safety Net Services Methods Manual, Quality Manual, Chemical Hygiene Plan, Safety Manual, and approved laboratory procedure.

·         Responsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their area.

·         Responsible for the completion of required training.

·         Travel is required and at the discretion of management.


·         Master’s degree Chemistry, Food Technology, or related field.

·         PhD in Chemistry, Food Technology, Food Science or related field preferred.

·         Two years minimum experience in an analytical testing laboratory required.

·         Three or more years’ experience in a commercial food-testing laboratory preferred.

·         Working knowledge of chemistry lab equipment, and acceptable methods and procedures.

·         Familiarity with GLP, OSHA guidelines.

·         Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Please apply online at

For questions, please contact Michelle Matthews

199 W. Rhapsody

San Antonio, TX 78216

210-308-0675 x231


Food Safety Net Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Women, Minorities, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.







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