Lab Analyst

Bloomington, IL 61705

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Chemist/ Lab Job Number: Js12499143 Compensation: $55000-65000 / year

Job Description

Title: Lab Analyst

Location: Bloomington, IL

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Hire Type: Direct Hire

Job Summary:
  • As the Lab Analyst, you will oversee the monitoring program for finished products, raw materials, and packaging materials. Collaborating closely with Quality, Production, and Supply Chain teams, you will ensure compliance with Ferrero's Food Safety and Quality Standard for all inbound semi-finished products, in-process products, controls, and outbound finished products.

Job Duties:
  • Under the guidance of the Laboratory Supervisor, ensure all chemical- physical methods meet compliance requirements.  
  • Responsible for Good Laboratory Practices in the Chemical/Physical and Packaging Laboratory, including equipment monitoring and calibration as well as media preparation and biohazard disposal.
  • Evaluate, develop, implement, and maintain testing procedures and programs.  
  • Perform chemical-physical testing in the laboratory and work to develop new assays for in-house testing.
  • Interpret, report data and trends, and initiate follow-up actions generated by chemical-physical data internally and externally.
  • Troubleshoot all testing/sampling abnormalities to ensure proper results are reported; initiate proper guidelines for corrective/preventative action
  • Investigate product holds for chemical-physical reasons and make recommendations for actions based on scientific findings and/or company procedures.
  • Perform daily plant inspections and manage the Plant’s raw material, packaging, and finished product testing program.

  • B.S. Degree in Chemistry
  • Advanced knowledge of chemical-physical lab procedures
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and HARPC preferred
  • 3 years progressive experience in a Chemical Laboratory Environment
  • Food Manufacturing experience highly preferred

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. 

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