Chemical Engineer

Woodridge, IL 60517

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Chemical Engineering Job Number: Hd918470912 Compensation: $110000-120000 / year

Job Description

Title: Lead Chemical Engineer 

Location: Darien, IL 

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Hire Type: Direct Hire

Job Summary:
The Lead Chemical Engineer with oversee the lab & compounding department and will be involved in following specific recipes, formulas, or instructions to produce chemical compounds used in industries such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food and beverage, and chemical manufacturing. 

Job Duties:
  • Reviewing and understanding formulas or recipes to determine the types and quantities of chemicals required for compounding. 
  • Gathering and measuring the necessary raw materials.
  • Mixing and Blending: Operating blending equipment, such as mixers, reactors, or tanks, to combine chemicals accurately. Following specific procedures to ensure precise mixing and achieving desired chemical reactions.
  • Conducting quality checks throughout the compounding process, such as measuring and testing the physical properties, pH, viscosity, or concentration of the compounded chemicals. Ensuring compliance with quality standards and specifications.
  • Adhering to safety protocols, including handling hazardous chemicals, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), and following proper storage and labeling procedures. 
  • Complying with relevant regulations, such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) or Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.
  • Cleaning and maintaining compounding equipment to ensure proper functioning and prevent contamination or cross-contamination. Troubleshooting equipment issues and performing routine maintenance tasks.
  • Maintaining accurate records of ingredients used, batch numbers, lot numbers, and compounding processes. Documenting any deviations or adjustments made during the compounding process.
  • Collaborating with other team members, such as chemists, lab technicians, or production supervisors, to ensure smooth operations and efficient communication. Reporting any issues or concerns related to compounding processes or product quality.

  • Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent experience 
  • Experience in compounding, chemical mixing or blending

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Meet Your Recruiter

Ally Boushley

Ally Boushley is a seasoned Technical Recruiter specializing in the Commercial Division, boasting a remarkable 8-year career in the dynamic realm of recruitment. Ally's passion for matchmaking candidates with the perfect roles and her knack for uncovering rare talents make her a respected figure in the talent acquisition landscape.

As a Technical Recruiter, Ally's profound understanding of industry intricacies within the Commercial Division allows her to excel in her craft. Her expertise bridges the gap between candidates and clients and positions her as a strategic partner in shaping their success stories.

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