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Quality Assurance Chemist - Winder, GA


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  • 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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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 (LIMS).
  • 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 Access.
  • 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 improvement process.
  • Contact and communicate with raw material suppliers, customers, Solvay customer satisfaction representatives, as necessary.
  • Identify your internal and external customer and develop skills for working effectively.
  • Train new chemists and technicians as necessary.
  • Good housekeeping discipline.
  • Collect, segrate and empty hazardous lab waste.
  • Display commitment to continuous improvement in quality including ISO 9001 and EFFCI.

HSE Responsibilities:

Always approach your job with the principle that all incidents are preventable. To that end you need to keep the following aspects in mind:

  • 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 unwanted incidents.
  • 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 you.
  • 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 experience preferred.
  • Strong GC/HPLC experience.


  • Strong familiarity with PC's and Windows software.
  • Capable of making decisions and working unsupervised (safely and effectively).
  • Familiarity with Statistical Quality Control (SQC).
  • Familiarity with Six Sigma principles.
  • Competent on or able to learn SAP system for QA transactions.


Additional Information

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.



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