Job Details

Requisition Number 20-0050
Post Date 2/14/2020
Title Analytical Chemist III
City Orangeburg
State NY
Description Driven by a commitment to research, quality and service, PDI, Inc. provides innovative products, educational resources, training and support to prevent infection transmission and promote health and wellness. Encompassing 3 areas, our Healthcare, Sani Professional and Contract manufacturing divisions, we develop, manufacture and distribute leading edge products for North America and the world.

We have several locations across the US and are looking for new Associates to join our team!


POSITION PURPOSE
Responsible for assuring the accurate analysis of incoming raw materials, bulk liquids, and finished products utilizing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Instructions (WIs), Nice Pak’s Test Methods (NPTM) Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). Assures tested raw materials, bulk liquids, and finished products have met the required specification criteria prior to release. Investigate out of specification results to determine final disposition. Maintain accurate, complete and traceable documentation related to analysis and disposition. Ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the Analytical Laboratory. Designate appropriate and trained personnel to perform required tasks. Review documentation to ensure adherence to internal and external requirements


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES

Testing Requirements:
a. Performance of diversified chemical testing as needed by using current USP, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Instructions (WIs), Nice Pak’s / PDI Test Methods (NPTM on raw materials, bulk liquids, and finished products. The testing may include but is not limited to: pH determination, viscosity, refractive index, specific gravity, etc. Conduct wet chemical titration to determine the percentage of activity on various solutions and raw materials, bulk liquids, and finished products.
b. By the use of instruments (GC, HPLC, IR, UV, Auto-titrator, etc.) determine the percentage of various components as required by specifications.
c. Perform identification of various chemicals or formulations as per methodology USP/NF and other test requirements
d. Coordinate release of liquid batches including designation of reassay/expiration date.
e. Assist in the sampling, testing and release of raw materials when needed
f. Determine the toxicity and pH of waste tanks at designated intervals

REPORTING & ANALYSIS:
a. Ensure that all results are accurately recorded in appropriate laboratory logs or other designated forms
b. Review all data generated by the laboratory associated with the manufacturing of Drug and OTC products
c. Perform investigations into laboratory Out of Specification Results (OOS).

Lab Maintenance:
a. Ensure that all instruments that perform analysis are validated and calibrated.
b. Ensure that all Analytical Methods utilized for analysis of Drug and OTC products, at the least, are validated according to International Standards
c. Purchase analytical supplies
d. Prepare solutions and titrants when required.
e. Clean laboratory at specified intervals
f. Perform calibration, reading, and recording of instruments within the Analytical Chemistry Lab
g. Prepare and maintain laboratory test solutions

Additional Requirements:
a. Determine products’ disposition
b. Complete necessary forms
c. Lead, Direct and Train lower level Chemists ( I, II) in the use of instruments, methodology, SOPs, WIs, GLP, GMPs, etc
d. Furnish report to QC Lab Manager on a continuous basis.
e. Assign workflow in the laboratory in conjunction with Analytical Chemist Senior Level.

SPECIAL PROJECTS:
a. Handles special projects and assignments as delegated (method transfer, method validation).


PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
1. Test raw materials, batches, and finished products in a timely manner.
2. Ensure release of raw materials, batches, and finished products are done efficiently.
3. Maintain Lab cleanliness in a timely manner.
4. Ensure proper new / refresher training of Analytical I Chemists.
Requirements QUALIFICATIONS


EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or other related science

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledge of Analytical techniques and able to incorporate them into daily tasks.
Computer literate.
Demonstrate ability to perform work accurately and be able to follow test methodology.
Ability to perform well under pressure and work with minimum supervision.
Some supervisor skills required.
Able to delegate the required testing to competent and trained chemists

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
A minimum of 5 – 7 years experience in a laboratory environment (Analytical Chemistry Lab preferred)
At least three years in a regulated laboratory setting.


WORKING CONDITIONS

NONE: No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions.

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All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.

Nice-Pak Products, Inc. (NP) is the global developer, manufacturer and marketer of pre-moistened wipes for the consumer market, specializing in personal care, hygiene, household cleaning and disinfection products.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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