Production Chemist

St. Johns, MI
Oct 01, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Support and actively engage in company growth, goals and objectives as it relates to formulating, recommending, and overseeing applied and pure research programs, projects and complex studies utilizing knowledge of mathematical, statistical, and physical science concepts and techniques.  Lead formulation improvements resulting in new products carrying through the research process for introduction to market

Key Responsibilities:

Work closely with procurement to develop strategies for conducting root cause analysis and improving product quality and compatibility over the complete spectrum of products

Develop product manufacturing techniques that improve overall product quality and compatibility

Manage, develop and oversee lab staff and processes

Analyze New Material Sources for quality

Assist with development and management of Supplier Scorecards

Developing New Products and improving existing products under general Supervision

Set quantitative goals and work with suppliers to maintain and improve quality of incoming materials

Identify alternative source materials to improve quality and product costing

Assists with recommendations to correct field issues related to product quality

Experimental Product Sales Support tools

Maintain SOP’s for all processes including lab operations, production scale ups, and safety management for new processes

Research and Product updates for marketing material and presentation at meetings

Provide Substantiated Claims for use by marketing and sales in promotion of products

Customer support agent by phone

Follow all safety policies, procedures and protocols at all times.

Responsible for maintaining clean and safe work environment

Responsible for other duties as deemed necessary by management


Bachelors’ degree in related field or Equivalent Experience

Continuous Improvement, ISO, or LEAN Manufacturing Experience Required

Manufacturing Scale Up Experience Required

Plant physiology, microbiology and/or botany knowledge

Ability to accountably work independently and as member of a team

High level of professionalism and communication skill

Excellent interpersonal and organization skills

Ability to supervise staff and manage operations under general supervision

Ability to stand; sit; lift, squat, stoop and move over 50 lbs.

Highly proficient computer skills (inc. Microsoft Office and data analysis tools)

Available for travel up to 15% of the time