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Lab Chemist
Intrinsic Organics - Weiser, ID

 

 

 

About Intrinsic Organics

At Intrinsic Organics, our mission is to grow and extract organic food ingredients from natureís complex resources to satisfy the growing demand for healthier foods in every industry. We saw a need for organic food ingredients to be locally grown and naturally processed in the United States, and we wanted to control the organic chain from soil preparation to the final process.

The facility is located in Weiser, Idaho on 32 acres of organically certified sustainable farm land, which grow the crops processed on site. In addition, other nearby farms custom grow SunSpuds, thus increasing the Carbon Offset Ratio (COR) by eliminating the need for distant transportation to the plant.

Intrinsic Organics is an entrepreneurial organization seeking candidates that are excited to develop organic solutions to meet the demands of todayís consumer. As a member of this growing team, you will play an integral part in the development and expansion of our product offering.

Position Description

The Lab Chemist will be a proactive member of a group responsible for testing intermediates and finished ingredient products to ensure correct composition and to identify any quality control issues that need to be corrected. You will also participate in the R&D aspects of the job, including sample preparation, product development, and plant line trials.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure Correct Product Composition
  • Perform quality control tests in the lab
  • Assist with testing and calibrating lab equipment in preparation for specific tasks
  • Perform quality control tests on intermediates, finished products and product samples
  • Prepare samples prior to shipment to customers and/or outside testing labs
  • Follow company policies and procedures to ensure product integrity and quality control
  • Analyze retrieved data and prepare reports for plant management
  • Train operators on product testing as applicable
  • Recognize and report any food safety issues
  • Laboratory Management
  • Ensure laboratory equipment is properly maintained
  • Manage laboratory supply inventory
  • QC/QA Responsibilities
  • Assist the Plant Manager in carrying out the quality control and quality assurance programs

Professional Competencies

  • Working knowledge in High Pressure Liquid Chromatography
  • Ability to prioritize tasks to meet important deadlines
  • Communicates clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with direct reports and CEO
  • Demonstrates a cooperative and professional attitude
  • Performs with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrates a propensity towards problem solving

Company Expectations

  • Willingness to be on-call as needed
  • Willingness to work increased hours as needed
  • Demonstrates compliance with the companyís policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education

  • Bachelorís degree in chemistry, biology, or food science is required
  • Masterís degree is preferred
  • Minimum five years of laboratory experience in carbohydrate chemistry and food manufacturing

About Weiser, Idaho

Weiser, Idaho is located approximately 75 miles northwest of Boise, Idaho at the confluence of the Weiser and Snake Rivers. With its strong natural resources, agricultural and ranching heritage, the City of Weiserís innovative spirit can be seen in the downtown revitalization, city parks, and other community facilities.

Weiser is an outdoor enthusiastís paradise with fishing, hunting, camping, skiing, boating, and more, right outside your door. This quaint and affordable town is the perfect place to raise a family, and be a part of a welcoming and friendly community.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • laboratory: 5 years

 

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