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Synthesis Chemist - Manufacturing

Company: Polysciences, Inc.
Location: Warrington
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob Location Poly- Warrington, PA - Warrington, PAPosition Type Full TimeEducation Level 4 Year DegreeTravel Percentage NoneJob Shift DayDescriptionSynthesis Chemist - Manufacturing - 2nd Shift At Polysciences, we take chemistry beyond the ordinary. We produce and sell specialty chemicals for several industries including pharmaceuticals, electronics, academic research and personal care. We need driven, detail-oriented team players to support our growing operations and customer base, and identify further opportunities for growth. We're looking for a Synthesis Chemist to independently execute established manufacturing processes for our Specialty Products department to the highest safety and quality standards to meet production demand. The ideal candidate will utilize their chemical knowledge to troubleshoot and suggest process improvements to supervisor. This position is working a Monday through Thursday, 10-hour days, from 2pm-12am. We are located in Warrington, PA. This is a regular full-time position with benefits. Responsibilities: Manufacture specialty chemicals utilizing a variety of synthesis and purification techniques. Most work is done in laboratory settings and/or clean rooms. Batches are typically on the g to kg scale and can involve reactors of various sizes ranging in size up to 100 liters. Expected job duties include: synthesis including but not limited functionalization, polymerization, esterification purification methods including but not limited to distillation, extraction, filtration, chromatography typical equipment used includes but not limited to: glass reactors in sizes ranging for a couple liters to 20, 22, 50 and 100 liters; rotovaps, vacuum and atmospheric distillation equipment, vacuum and atmospheric ovens, filters and filter kettles, mills/milling operations, operation of temperature controlled heating and cooling equipment Chemicals involved are numerous and vary in hazard. Chemical handling and operations does involve various types of PPE including respirators of various types/ lab coats, and protective suits and other Industrial Hygiene controls as needed. Document production activities on batch record using good documentation practices. Independently performs production activities according the production schedule and is accountable for achieving quality and throughput targets. Train and mentor other chemists and technicians as directed. Train and comply with the site QMS and ISO procedures. Accurately complete batch records that apply to designated production processes and production areas Support company inventory management goals to reduce inventory disposal cost by adhering to inventory control procedures and increasing accuracy of inventory transactions and documentation Follow all company safety procedures and wear appropriate PPE at all times Maintain a safe and clean work area and perform 5S sustain activities to be audit ready at all times Use advanced chemistry knowledge to support process improvement Perform routine equipment and laboratory preventive maintenance and cleaning Work Environment: Polysciences is a climate controlled federally regulated chemical production facility. The following is a representative list of what a co-worker might encounter during a typical work day: Hot surfaces Steam Cryogenic materials Pressurized or vacuum vessels Cleanroom environment Co-workers regularly handle hazardous materials and the required PPE includes, but is not limited to wearing respirators, lab coats, Tyvek suits, gloves, hairnets, facial masks and shoe covers. Education & Skills Required: BS Degree in Chemistry or BS Degree in related field with related work/lab experience (entry level acceptable) Must have strong chemical background and knowledge of common synthesis and purification techniques. Proficient in Microsoft Office products Mechanical knowledge and aptitude Ability to read technical documents is required Ability to understand and execute approved batch instructions is required Experience writing technical reports and quality documents is required Good Documentation Practice is required Manufacturing experience in an FDA regulated setting preferred Experience synthesizing and purification of specialty chemicals using common techniques/methods: synthetization, distillation, crystallization, extraction, filtration, vacuum drying/drying all highly preferred. We've got great employees who work hard but like to have a bit of fun. We don't have the bureaucracy, acronyms, corporate speak, etc. like mega corporations, and we like it that way. We are serious about business and enthusiastic about our work environment! We offer benefits that can compete with large companies. We offer affordable benefits so you can afford the appointment and the cure! We have four healthcare plans; a comprehensive dental plan that includes orthodontia; a flexible spending account; basic and supplemental life insurance plans; employer paid short-term and long-term disability; a 401(k) with a healthy employer match; an Employee Assistance Program; paid time off; a credit union; discounted tickets to the areas activities (including Broadway shows) and half off our bath and body products. Must have legal authorization to work in the US and will not require sponsorship. Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law. PM21 PI159473166

Keywords: Polysciences, Inc., Philadelphia , Synthesis Chemist - Manufacturing, Other , Warrington, Pennsylvania

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