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Job Title: Chemist
Location: Aurora, NC, South United States, USA
Company: Nutrien Ltd.
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Administrative/Clerical
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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Chemist-(Aurora, North Carolina, U.S.A.)
At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.
Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 20,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.
We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.
Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.
The Chemist reports directly to the Manager, Technical Services.
What you will do:
  • Supervise and provides direction to the Senior Lab Development Technicians within the Technical Services department
  • Conduct non-routine analyses and analyses on substances as part of research projects to evaluate chemical and physical properties
  • Perform diverse analytical and instrument testing utilizing official or approved methodologies appropriate for routine and non-routine samples
  • Play a lead role in the development and administration of the Laboratory Quality Control Program including analytical system evaluation using statistical control techniques and external/internal check sample programs
  • Lead ‘best in class’ behaviors with focus on food and animal food safety, quality assurance, and plant regulatory compliance
  • Monitor, support, and enforce all of Nutrien’s food safety processes and procedures--this includes FSMA compliance, FSSC22000, other certifications and customer specific standards as identified in supporting documentation
  • Evaluate and recommend purchase of new analytical equipment
  • Provide setup, method development, and implementation of new analytical equipment
  • Create, evaluate, and implement new analytical procedures
  • Stay abreast of developments in the industry and in the field of analytical chemistry through literature and meetings with counterparts in other organizations
  • Lead and act as a resource for quality teams
  • Plan, prioritize, and review the work of staff assigned to perform a variety of chemical, bacteriological, and biological analysis
  • Develop schedules and methods to accomplish assignments ensuring work is completed in a timely and efficient manner
  • Participate in evaluating the activities of staff, recommending improvements and modifications
  • Provide and coordinate staff training and works with employees to correct deficiencies
  • Compile, record, review, and manage laboratory data and records; ensures calculations are performed accurately
  • Develop methods and procedures for record-keeping and data retrieval
  • Assist with forecasting budget needs for lab equipment and inventory; monitors expenditures
  • Develop, review, and revise established laboratory’s standard operating procedures to ensure compliance with rules and regulations
  • Maintain proper laboratory inventory
  • Research and review new equipment and lab materials; prepares requests for necessary laboratory supplies and equipment
  • Prepare and maintain required laboratory records and reports
  • Build and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other employees and the public using principles of good customer service
What you will bring:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in biology, microbiology, chemistry, or a related field and 5 or more years' experience is required
  • Prior supervisory experience, is preferred
  • Five years of experience conducting a variety of tests in a physical, chemical, or biological laboratory
  • Ten (10) years of experience in analytical chemistry along with possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Laboratory Technician certification, is preferred
  • Strength and dexterity to work with analytical equipment in all areas of the Laboratory, including the satellite labs
Are you a good match? Apply today!
Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics
This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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Job Post Date: 01/12/21
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