Quality Assurance Chemist - Winder, GA
Full Job Description
- City: Winder
- Country: USA
- Region: North America
Job Category: Industrial
Job Type: Regular
Type of Contract: Permanent
Working time: Full-time
Work schedule: Rotating shift
Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring
benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64
countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The
Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its
Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate,
preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative
solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found
in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices,
health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in
1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast
majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019.
Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United
States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program.
Novecare develops and produces formulations that
alter the properties of liquids. It offers solutions using an extensive range
of surface chemistries combined with applications expertise. Novecare also provide specialty solutions for certain
industrial applications, agricultural, and coatings markets.
Job Overview and Responsibilities
Primary Purpose: The Quality Assurance Chemist has the
responsibility of performing analysis on raw materials, producsts
at any of the various stages of production, and finished goods, including
toll produced materials. Has the authority, within guidelines, to approve and
release, or quarantine raw materials and/or finished goods.
- QA Inspection, reporting,
approval/release, record keeping for raw materials, in process and
finished good testing.
- Detailed administrative record keeping
and filing of all QA activities as required, including generation of
COA's and data entry into the Laboratory Information Management System
- Determine and calculate batch adjustments
as necessary, mathematical and bench blends.
- Prepare and standardize reagents,
maintain stock of supplies and chemicals, write up requisitions.
- Maintain lab instruments, equipment and
apparatus in good condition. Calibrate as directed and keep records.
- SAP entry of analytical values; SAP
transaction as required by QA; nonconformance tracking in SAP and
- Participate in customer complaint and
process incident investigations.
- Participate in Plant Safety Program
effort, specifically completing safety training modules, and completing
observations and incident reports. Responsible for Assembly Area 1
duties (roll call) during evacuations and drills.
- Participate in ISO 9001 Quality System
- Contact and communicate with raw material
suppliers, customers, Solvay customer satisfaction representatives, as
- Identify your internal and external
customer and develop skills for working effectively.
- Train new chemists and technicians as
- Good housekeeping discipline.
- Collect, segrate
and empty hazardous lab waste.
- Display commitment to continuous
improvement in quality including ISO 9001 and EFFCI.
Always approach your job with the principle that all
incidents are preventable. To that end you need to keep the following aspects
- Always perform your job in a sound
HS&E manner to protect yourself and those around you.
- Risk assessment is a mind
set, where you are always assessing hazards and thinking about
means to avoid those hazards. Take a proactive approach to maintain
excellence in all your assignments.
- Be aware of your state of mind (rushing,
frustration, fatigue & complacency) that leads to distractions from
the task on hand. Those distractions lead to errors resulting in
- Use all the available tools for your
benefit: HS&E training, Risk Assessment, Incident Reporting,
checklists, and Manufacturing Excellence tools.
- Job completion means Good Housekeeping,
filing necessary reports, and watching for your safety and those around
- Your Personal Protective Equipment is the
most important tool you have a a professional
chemical industry worker. Maintain and clean it properly.
- Participation leads to ownership. Get
involved as oftens as you can.
Physical Demand Requirements:
The QA Chemist must be physically able to perform work
such as operating lab testing equipment, moving waste drums, and other tasks
typical of a QA Chemist. He/she must have the mental dexterity necessary to
accomplish a multitude of tasks safety and effectively. the QA Chemist must
be able to recognize unusual conditions, reason out the cause, and use good
judgment in being able to deal with them safely.
Education and Experience
- Minimum of 2 years post
secondary education (BS degree in Science a plus)
- Minimum of 2 years
experience in an industrial type environment, quality assurance
- Strong GC/HPLC experience.
- Strong familiarity with PC's and Windows
- Capable of making decisions and working
unsupervised (safely and effectively).
- Familiarity with Statistical Quality
- Familiarity with Six Sigma principles.
- Competent on or able to learn SAP system
for QA transactions.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by law.