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Junior Chemist

Company: Knowlton Development Corporation
Location: Saddle Brook
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Department: Research & Development LabReporting Structure: Reports to VP or Senior Chemist of Research & DevelopmentReporting to this position: No direct reportsWHY CHEMAID?

  • 10 Paid Holidays--
  • Health / Vision / Dental Insurance
  • Paid Sick Days--401K
  • Plan with Employer Match
  • Paid Vacation Days--
  • Fun and Safe Work Environment
  • Annual Bonus Program--
  • Career Growth OpportunitiesWHY KDC?KDC is a growing network of best-in-class custom formulators and manufacturers of color cosmetics, skincare, haircare, bath & body, fragrance, deodorant, home, health, industrial, and auto care products. Become part of a network that is known for high-touch innovation, operational excellence, and speed to market to well-known and emerging beauty, personal, and specialty companies from coast to coast. With its head office in Longueuil, Qu--bec, 10 operating facilities located throughout North America, and a family of 4,800 talented and dedicated individuals, KDC offers a great opportunity to grow your career.------BASIC FUNCTIONPrepare laboratory batches of personal care, hair care and skin care products as per issued formulations and product specifications from Formulating Team.RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Prepare submission bench batches for client approvals based on prescribed formulations and product specifications.
    • Compile and analyze test information to make improvements as needed to reach desired results.
    • Operate specialized lab equipment and become familiar with all aspects of technical testing and evaluation based on results.
    • Confer with formulators and provide recommendations to improve or customize formulas, processes or analytical methods.
    • Ensure stability, and efficacy according to project requirements. Issue product specifications as required and maintain relevant data throughout each product---s development.
    • Maintain accurate real time entries on lab notebooks to ensure accuracy and completeness and associated electronic data bases.
    • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose/recommend the best solution for solving problems.
    • Maintain adherence to cGMP---s (current Good Manufacturing Procedures), GLP---s (Good Laboratory Procedures), and SOP---s (Standard Operating Procedures) for the personal care industry.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.SKILLS & ABILITIES
      • Strong knowledge of chemistry and chemical interactions for personal care, hair care and skin care products.
      • Strong mathematical aptitude.
      • Professional written and oral communication skills.
      • Computer literate in Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Outlook.
      • Attention to detail and analytical thinking, ability to apply general concepts to specific problems to produce positive results.
      • Must be familiar with laboratory equipment used in the process of creating bench batches.
      • Has basic working knowledge and understanding of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the field.
      • Exercises independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance with relation to matters of importance within the Research & Development company sector.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
        • While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand (for extended periods), stoop, bend, walk and use hands to handle objects, tools and controls, reach with hands and arms; talk and hear .Employee will be required to handle chemicals and solvents as required during course of job execution. Employee may be required to move or lift objects up to 10 lbs.EDUCATION / TRAINING
          • Bachelor of Science or higher in Chemistry and/or a combination of vocational training, education and experience that is equivalent to the employment standards listed above and provides the required knowledge and skills.
          • Five (5) to eight (8) years--- experience in the personal care, hair care and skin care industry. A minimum of four (4) years in a Research and Development Junior Chemist or Chemist role.

Keywords: Knowlton Development Corporation, Clifton , Junior Chemist, Other , Saddle Brook, New Jersey

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