SAFETY NET SERVICES
Range: $45,000 - $55,000/year
(Position located in San
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
Continuous improvement of methods/processes to include all
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
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
Two years minimum experience in an analytical testing
Three or more years’ experience in a commercial food-testing
Working knowledge of chemistry lab equipment, and acceptable
methods and procedures.
Familiarity with GLP, OSHA guidelines.
Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
apply online at www.fsns.com
questions, please contact Michelle Matthews
Food Safety Net Services is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Women, Minorities,
Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.