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Chemist - Research & Developement Laboratory

Chemaid, 100 Mayhill Street, Saddle Brook, New Jersey, United States of America Req #307
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
KDC is a network of best-in-class custom formulators and manufacturers of color cosmetics, skincare, haircare, bath & body, fragrance, deodorant, home, health, industrial, and auto care products. KDC delivers high-touch innovation, operational excellence, and speed to market to well-known and emerging beauty, personal, and specialty companies from coast to coast. KDC has its head office in Longueuil, Québec. In addition, KDC has 10 operating facilities located throughout North America. Altogether, the company employs nearly 4,800 talented and dedicated employees in North America.

Position: Chemist

Department: Research & Development Lab

Reporting Structure: Reports to Technical Director, Research & Development

Reporting to this position: No direct reports


BASIC FUNCTION

Prepare laboratory batches of personal care, hair care and skin care products as per issued formulations and product specifications from Formulating Team.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare submission bench batches for client approvals based on prescribed formulations and product specifications.
  • Compile and analyze test information to make improvements as needed to reach desired results.
  • Confer with formulators and provide recommendations to improve or customize formulas, processes or analytical methods.
  • Ensure stability, and efficacy according to project requirements. Issue product specifications as required and maintain relevant data throughout each product’s development.
  • Maintain accurate real time entries on lab notebooks to ensure accuracy and completeness and associated electronic data bases.
  • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose/recommend the best solution for solving problems.
  • Participate in the training and mentoring of junior chemists to ensure compliance with proper laboratory procedures, lab notebook entries and equipment use.
  • Maintain adherence to cGMP’s (current Good Manufacturing Procedures), GLP’s (Good Laboratory Procedures), and SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) for the personal care industry.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Strong knowledge of chemistry and chemical interactions for personal care, hair care and skin care products. Emphasis on Hair Care products required.
  • Strong mathematical aptitude.
  • Professional written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer literate in Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Attention to detail and analytical thinking, ability to apply general concepts to specific problems to produce positive results.
  • Must be familiar with laboratory equipment used in the process of creating bench batches.
  • Has basic working knowledge and understanding of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the field.
  • Exercises independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance with relation to matters of importance within the Research & Development company sector.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand (for extended periods), stoop, bend,  walk and use hands to handle objects, tools and controls, reach with hands and arms; talk and hear .Employee will be required to handle chemicals and solvents as required during course of job execution. Employee may be required to move or lift objects up to 10 lbs.

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING

  • Bachelor of Science or higher in Chemistry and/or a combination of vocational training, education and experience that is equivalent to the employment standards listed above and provides the required knowledge and skills.
  • Five (5) to eight (8) years’ experience in the personal care, hair care and skin care industry. A minimum of four (4) years in a Research and Development Junior Chemist or Chemist role.
KDC-ONE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that employment with KDC-ONE Company is at-will, meaning that I or KDC-ONE Company may terminate my employment at any time, or for any reason consistent with applicable state or federal law.

KDC-ONE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that employment with KDC-ONE Company is at-will, meaning that I or KDC-ONE Company may terminate my employment at any time, or for any reason consistent with applicable state or federal law. I understand that KDC-One requires the successful completion of a drug and/or alcohol test as a condition of employment.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator SG&A
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Chemaid, 100 Mayhill Street, Saddle Brook, New Jersey, United States of America