Analytical Chemist
California - Los Angeles
Reports To
Director of Quality and Analytical Services
FLSA Classification

Job Function

The Analytical Chemist provides Analytical Chemistry support to AMVAC®’s business units and manufacturing efforts to enable effective and accurate decision making in process chemistry research, formulation development, regulatory support and quality control.


AMVAC Chemical Corporation, an American Vanguard® Company, headquartered in the U.S., is a global technology solutions provider for agriculture and a leader in proven chemistries, green solutions, precision application systems including SIMPAS® and SmartBox®, and sustainability solutions for plant and soil health.

AMVAC successfully serves global markets through development, manufacturing and marketing of products for agricultural and commercial use.  

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design and execute analytical testing and physical characterization of AMVAC® products including end-use products, raw materials, active ingredients and inerts using state-of-the-art analytical techniques
  • Provide analytical support for local and regional analytical operations including method development and validation for AMVAC® manufacturing facilities across the U.S.
  • Serve as GLP Study Director independently executing GLP studies to determine product identity, composition, stability and other physical & chemical properties
  • Maintenance of GLP SOPs including identification of new SOPs, and improvement of the existing systems
  • Act as Analytical Coordinator for contract GLP studies
  • General maintenance, repair and calibration of analytical instrumentation
  • Stay current on Analytical Services best practices and keep track of analytical science trends and development
  • Serve as a technical expert in Analytical Services inside AMVAC®

Skills & Qualifications

  • Self-motivated to work safely and deliver high quality results
  • Experience in a GLP-regulated work environment is a plus
  • In-depth understanding of chromatography and spectroscopy principles, techniques and instrumentation
  • Expertise in method development for Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry and other modern techniques
  • Adept in analytical problem solving
  • Ability to design and execute experimentation
  • Good organizational, documentation and computer skills: WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Must pass background check, pre-employment physical and other tests as required

Education Requirements

  • B.S. in Chemistry required
  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry preferred

AMVAC Benefits: 

AMVAC offers an exceptional benefit package including long-term growth potential and the opportunity to become part of a fast-growing company with a high standard of safety and professional excellence.

Health insurance including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Health Savings Account (HSA) / Flexible Spending Account (FSA) with low out-of-pocket employee costs.

AMVAC Chemical Corporation, an American Vanguard® Company, (NYSE: AVD) offers an Employee Stock Purchasing Plan (ESPP) and 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with employer match. Additional benefits include Vacation, Sick, Holiday time off as well as an Employee Wellness program.    

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

AMVAC is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment background checks and substance abuse testing.