Santa Cruz Nutritionals

Analytical Chemist

Quality Assurance - Santa Cruz, CA - Temporary

Job Summary

The QC Analytical Chemist position requires above average chemistry, math and computer knowledge.  Basic college courses in those areas are required. This position performs chemical instrumental and microbiological testing of raw materials, in-process and on finished products, with emphasis on details, organization and communication. It requires understanding of process and product.

  • Perform chemical testing of Raw Materials, In-process and on final products.
  • Support other quality control functions such as sampling, data mining, physical inspection and specification generations.
  • Generate and review Raw Material Specifications (RMS), Certificates of Analysis (C of As) and Finished Product Specifications (FPS)
  • Perform Environmental Monitoring procedures testing, and reporting

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist other technicians in in-process-control, sampling and hold program.
  • Perform pH, wet chemistry titration, brix, moisture analysis, melting point, density and specific gravity testing.
  • Perform micro or other analytical tests when needed
  • Set up, maintain and operate lab equipment such as FTIR, UV,UPLC, LC-MS/MS, GC and ICP-MS
  • Perform product analysis based on product needs:
  • Water soluble vitamin analysis
    • Vitamin D2, D3
    • Vitamin A
    • Vitamin E ( Synthetic and natural)
    • Caffeine
    • Melatonin
    • Coenzyme Q10
    • Botanical Blends
    • Colors and Flavor analysis (physical/chemical)
  • Method development
  • Analytical test method validation
  • Optimization of procedures and policies.
  • Writing lab methods, work instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • B.S. Degree in Chemistry, Biology, or equivalent science degree, or similar experience.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience with the operation and maintenance of Liquid and Gas Chromatographic Instrumentation.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Words.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in an analytical lab (school experience okay).
  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in written form in English.
  • Technical writing proficient. Ability to interpret and apply GMP regulations
  • Ability to perform detail oriented work

Physical Requirements

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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