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Lab Chemist I Job

Date: Aug 1, 2019

Location: Chatham, VA, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30676 - Posted 06/04/2019 - Production / Operations - Chatham. Virginia. US


The Lab Chemist I, reporting to the Quality Supervisor, conducts all testing required to ensure that raw materials received and finished prodcuts produced are in compliance with acceptable specifications and notify the Supervisor/ISO Coordinator of any issues.  Activities may include but are not limited to:


Laboratory Operations (90%)

  1. Approve raw materials and input results into LIMS, when necessary.
  2. Independently perform analytical testing on finished goods and input results into LIMS.
  3. Data entry into SAP, when necessary.
  4. Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on lab instrumentation.
  5. Re-approve expired finished goods materials.
  6. Validate calibration status of test methods by running SQC samples.
  7. Validate the weekly calibration status of analytical instrumentation.
  8. Validate monthly calibration status of analytical instrumentation.
  9. Preparation of lab solutions and standards.
  10. Work with production operators, as needed to troubleshoot lab problems.
  11. Monitor and order laboratory consumables.  


Operational Excellence and HES Activities (10%)

  1. Participate in plant Behavior Based Safety program.
  2. Assist Quality Supervisor/ISO Coordinator with special projects and quality investigations.
  3. Participate in site’s 3S program


The position is primarily performed in the laboratory of a chemical manufacturing plant with chemical, physical, ergonomic and electrical hazards.  Work requires use of protective clothing/equipment and requires compliance with all regulatory, corporate and  site HES requirements.


The successful candidate will:

  1. Hold a BS in chemistry of equivalent field of study
  2. Have laboratory experience; minimum of one year analytical laboratory experience preferred.
  3. Be proficient in Microsoft Software; lab software a plus.
  4. Occasionally lift 35 pounds
  5. Work well in gorups as well as independently.
  6. Stand for extended periods of time
  7. Have a good attitude and willing to learn.



A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion ($10.4 billion USD) in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

Nearest Major Market: Danville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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