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Chemist

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.

Summary

This role maintains operations within the Food Group Technical Service Chemistry laboratory contributing to Simplot’s Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory compliance programs. This includes instrumental and wet chemistry analyses of food products, ingredients, process streams and water/wastewater samples, supporting research projects, analytical instrument maintenance/calibration, and inventory control of lab supplies. Administers Laboratory Proficiency program with Processing facility QA laboratories. Provides daily Chemistry testing support to internal customers. Supports Food Group Quality, Operations, R&D and Regulatory with testing and consulting related to food chemistry, food contaminants, food additives and analytical chemistry. Conducts research and validation of new technologies to be implemented in the Tech Center and/or plant labs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responds to internal customer’s inquiries regarding Chemical test sampling, test results, QA/QC monitoring and product regulatory compliance.
  • Presents training modules to factory plant personnel on chemical testing and water/wastewater analysis program procedures.
  • Prepares and administers laboratory proficiency testing program and collaborative studies.
  • Supports J.R. Simplot Technical Center Chemistry lab by providing technical advice and recommendations relative to SOP's and process procedure improvements.
  • Responsible for ordering necessary lab supplies and maintaining inventory of all supplies and chemicals.
  • Maintains documentation of chemical SDS (Safety Data Sheets).
  • Proficient in ordering necessary lab supplies via JDE and/or direct with vendor. Assists in maintaining necessary inventory of all supplies/chemicals. Serve as receiving clerk for NAFG Chemistry Laboratory.
  • Is knowledgeable in chemistry laboratory QA/QC standards and administers Simplot plants’ Lab Proficiency check sample program.
  • Prepares documents to review factory’s QA/QC Laboratory programs and makes recommendations.
  • Knowledgeable of chemistry laboratory safety policy, practices and use of all personal protective equipment.

Typical Education

Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

1-3 years related experience and/or training

Other Information

Highly skilled in scientific procedures and lab safety. Must have knowledge of Analytical Chemistry, food chemistry and food processing. LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems) experience and/or knowledge. Knowledge of laboratory audit standards and QA/QC programs. Assists with management of lab operating budget (~$100,000/FY) Knowledge of ISO 17025 - General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.

 

COVID-19 vaccination required (medical or religious accommodations will be considered as appropriate).

Job Requisition ID: 7436

Travel Required: None

Location(s): Tech Center - Caldwell 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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