California - Los Angeles
Reports To
Department Supervisor
FLSA Classification

Job Function

AMVAC, an American Vanguard company, successfully serves global markets through development, manufacturing and marketing of products for agricultural and commercial use.   We are hiring a full-time FORMULATOR for 1st shift at the Los Angeles manufacturing plant.  The Formulator assists with the packaging of liquids, granules and powders and prepares products for shipping.  Day Shift; Monday through Friday. Excellent Benefits!

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with chemical blending and formulations operations
  • Prepare containers and cartons for production packaging operations
  • Operate labeling machine and make sure packages are properly labeled
  • Check completed package and verify all containers are filled correctly for weight and volume
  • Position and tighten caps on containers using manual torque wrenches
  • Fill containers by hand, opening and closing spigots; operate filling machinery
  • On and off load conveyors with empty and filled containers (cans, bottles, cartons, drums)
  • Maintain environmental compliance by practicing good housekeeping, keeping chemicals and hazardous waste containers closed, labeled and stored properly
  • Work safely with and around toxic and corrosive chemicals
  • Wear proper safety equipment (PPE) such as hard hat, safety glasses, chemical resistant aprons, dust mask, rubber gloves, respirator, safety boots, rain protection gear, as required
  • Operate forklift to move palletized, packaging goods, drums etc. to and from work area

Skills & Qualifications

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with co‐workers, supervisors, and managers
  • Perform simple arithmetic calculations and fractions
  • Operate manual and automated stapling machines, forklifts, power and other hand tools
  • Observe and follow instructions for general fire safety tasks and fire‐fighting equipment
  • Perform miscellaneous dry powder blending work as directed by supervisor
  • Availability to work different shifts / weekends when required
  • Safely move up to 50 pounds with assistance
  • Must pass post‐offer drug testing, background checks and other appropriate testing as required

Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance – Low cost to employees 
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) / Flexible Spending Account (FSA) available
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with employer matching after 30 days of employment
  • Employee Stock Purchasing Plan (ESPP) with employee discount available (NYSE: AVD)
  • Vacation, Sick & Holiday Pay

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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.