QC Chemist
Department
Technology
Location
California - Los Angeles
FLSA Classification
Non-Exempt

Job Function

AMVAC’s Quality Control CHEMIST performs quality control evaluations of raw materials, process intermediate streams and finished products to assure conformity to established specifications.  The QC Chemist works a rotating shift and is an important team member at AMVAC’s Chemical Manufacturing plant that operates 24 hours x 365 days per year.  

AMVAC® Chemical Corporation, an American Vanguard company, has successfully served the results‐driven global markets through development, manufacturing and marketing of products for agricultural and commercial use.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

The QC Chemist will:

  • Conduct the testing required to quantify the quality of raw materials, process intermediate streams and finished products
  • Use and maintain Gas Chromatography (GC) and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) equipment
  • Perform physical property testing including density, pH, water content
  • Record data, maintain logs, produce and deliver reports 
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area per OSHA and GLP standards
  • Work a rotating shift schedule (24 x 7) including weekends and holidays

Skills & Qualifications

  • 1+ years of chemistry background in analytical, organic and/or inorganic laboratory (GLP) techniques
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data from experiments and instruments
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with other people in the Department and with Production personnel
  • QC analytical methods for both (Gas Chromatography) and LC (Liquid Chromatography)
  • Calibrate and operate instrumentation including titration equipment, spectrophotometer and density meter
  • Computer skills in including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Must be able to pass post-offer physical, background checks and other appropriate tests as required

Education Requirements

B.S. Chemistry degree or B.S. in scientific field that includes laboratory experience

We Offer:

  • Shift differential pay
  • Health insurance including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Health Savings Account (HSA) & Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with employer matching
  • Employee Stock Purchasing Plan with employee discount
  • Vacation, Sick & Holiday Pay
  • Wellness program

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