QA/QC Chemist

Job#: 1373738

Job Description:

LOCATION:  Chicago

Summary of the duties of the position:

Accountable for ensuring effective product quality assurance and control



  • Takes leadership role in the assurance of safe laboratory operations.
  • Participates in all Customer, Quality, PSM or EHSS audits.
  • Establishes laboratory goals and performance expectations and accountability for lab personnel.
  • Provides training to QC technicians to ensure they work in a safe and competent manner.
  • Takes responsibility for the production, maintenance and accuracy of customer documentation including Specifications, AMLs and COAs.
  • Ensures the safe preparation and delivery of chemical materials and customer samples.
  • Prepares work assignments to provide an orderly flow of data, keeping sample backlogs and turnaround times to a minimum.
  • Resolves quality issues including instrument reliability, accuracy, precision, turnaround time, capability and value.
  • Works with the Quality Manager to develop new or improved analytical methods or new methodologies. 
  • Assists users of analytical data (Management, technicians and production) with the interpretation of the analytical results.
  • Participates in inter and intra laboratory correlation studies to validate both the precision and accuracy of the analytical data generated.
  • Performs root cause analysis for customer complaints and analytical concerns and develops action plans for prevention of reoccurrence.
  • Participates in analytical Six Sigma quality activities and programs for the site.




  • BS Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • 3-5 years of relevant lab experience in petro-chemical plant
  • Experience in ISO 9001 (Lead Auditor certification or ASQ certification preferred)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt preferred
  • DOT Hazardous Material Certification preferred









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Employee Type:

Chicago, IL, US

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Date Posted:
September 28, 2023