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Lab Tech, Verona MO USA

Company: Balchem Corporation
Location: Verona
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

COMPANY OVERVIEW:Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley area) and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ - "BCPC") with annual revenues over $640 million and a market cap exceeding $3.0 billion. The company consists of three business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the company into global market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit www.balchem.comPOSITION SUMMARY:Perform chemical and physical testing on raw materials, in-process and finished products to determine adherence to prescribed specifications. Prepare laboratory reagents and clean analytical glassware. Maintain accurate record of all analyses performed, documenting test results in laboratory notebooks and/or electronically. Keeps work area and equipment safe, clean and in good working order. Orders and maintains the necessary chemicals and supplies to ensure efficient operation of the Quality Control (QC) laboratory.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Analyze incoming raw materials, comparing results with supplier's Certificate of Analysis to ascertain conformance against Balchem's purchase specifications
  • Issue the appropriate labels to material handlers documenting the QC status of material (i.e. approved, quarantined or rejected)
  • Analyze Work in Progress (WIP) and finished products for activity, release and particle size using acid - base or redox titrations, particle size analyzers, gravimetric analysis, melt point, color comparison, etc.
  • Record all results in laboratory notebook and/or electronic files following the appropriate Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)
  • Record, report and investigate non-conforming material results to supervisor in a timely manner; notify appropriate plant personnel of current production material failing its release/activity specification OR outside its prescribed action limits/target values
  • Prepare and standardize laboratory reagents according to written procedures
  • Ensure that all analytical glassware is clean and defect-free and that all equipment is calibrated and maintained as prescribed prior to use
  • Perform, record and plot daily QC checks to ensure the accuracy and reproducibility of data being reported from the QC laboratory
  • Collect and prepare samples for submission to outside laboratories utilizing the appropriate chain-of-custody and shipping requirements
  • Work with Customer Service and Research & Development teams to prepare samples for shipment to potential customers; Support efforts regarding "continuous improvement" by being an active participant on various site teams or initiatives
  • Follow all safety policies and procedures including use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards
  • Maintain and calibrate laboratory instruments daily. Instruments include, but not limited to balances, auto titrators, pH meters, refractometers, and microscopesREQUIREMENTS:
    • AAS or BS degree in science preferred, or a minimum of one year experience in an analytical lab.
    • Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (especially Excel, Access and Word)
    • Ability to interpret, analyze, reason and planWORKING CONDITIONS:
      • Periods of standing, walking, and repetitive motion with occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
      • Operate various laboratory equipment such as burettes, balances and microscopes etc.
      • Works inside a laboratory, subject to fumes, odors, gases; Safety Data Sheets describe hazardous materialsBalchem is committed to a workplace culture that values and promotes diversity, inclusion, equal employment opportunities, and a work environment free of harassment and hostility.#IN

Keywords: Balchem Corporation, Springfield , Lab Tech, Verona MO USA, Healthcare , Verona, Missouri

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