Analytical Chemist

Date Posted: August 3, 2023
Kings Mountain, NC
Category: Research & Development
Job Type: Full-Time


Company Description

ACTEGA North America is a leading manufacturer of water-based and energy curable coatings, inks and adhesives for the printing and graphic arts industry. Our products offer high-value visual and functional appearances to paper, board, metal or plastic. ACTEGA has a highly specialized technical sales and applications team dedicated to bringing your surfaces to life.

Job Description

General Summary:
The Analytical Chemist is responsible for working in a laboratory environment and performing routine and non-routine analysis on specialized analytical equipment to identify and solve root cause product concerns as well as qualify raw materials. Through research and analysis using chromatography, spectroscopy, microscopy, rheology, and other analytical techniques, the Analytical Chemist will investigate and troubleshoot issues to support manufacturing.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:
• Support and promote a culture of safety first by personal demonstration of appropriate safety behaviors and actively caring about others.
• Support investigation of customer complaints and manufacturing nonconformities, raw materials qualifications, research projects, and unknown sample identification by performing instrumental analyses
• Set-up laboratory procedures, equipment, and instrumentation required for tests, research, or process control.
• Use statistical tools to evaluate both the test methods as well as the validity of results.
• Ensure equipment calibration and maintenance.
• Prepares chemical solutions for use in analysis (e.g. solvent extraction)
• Analyze, document, and report results.
• Provide assistance to laboratory personnel as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a chemistry related field.
• Master’s degree in chemistry, organic chemistry or analytics desirable.
• Minimum 2-4 years of relevant industry work experience in an analytical environment
• Experience with chromatography, spectroscopy, microscopy, rheology, and other analytical techniques.
• Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills including the ability to read and properly interpret information, follow safety procedures, and present to large and small groups.
• Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
• Above-average proficiency in Microsoft Excel
• SAP experience preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to be very detail oriented and accurate in both written and verbal communications.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
• This position requires frequent standing and walking in a laboratory environment.
• Infrequent:
o Kneeling
o Squatting
o Bending
• Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
• Ability to deal with infrequent extreme temperature conditions including heat and cold.
• Ability to work in an environment around chemicals that may cause various odors

How to Apply

Email your resume: [email protected]