Chemist - Erlanger, KY

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Date: Jun 24, 2022

Location: Erlanger, Kentucky, US

Company: Bureau Veritas


Bureau Veritas offers dynamic, exciting employment opportunities with an attractive salary/benefit package and an opportunity to play a vital role with a global organization. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.

Bureau Veritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-job-related characteristics.

This position is responsible to ensure equal opportunity in employment in that all persons are treated equally and on the basis of merit, in decisions regarding selection, placement, promotions, training, work assignments, transfers and other personnel actions.

City: Erlanger 

State: Kentucky

SUMMARY: Oversee and maintain laboratory testing requirements as needed for customer requests. Maintain, trouble shoot and repair Laboratory Equipment. Responsible for SQC Charts of laboratory instruments. Chemist is expected to oversee the quality control systems necessary to ensure that information generated by the Laboratory is generated in accordance with business needs of the Branch and Region, and in conformance with the Company’s Quality Management System. Assists and monitor lab related Key Performance Indicators, specifically related to turn around time and accuracy of data to achieve or exceed budgeted requirements.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Calibrate, maintain and operate analytical instrumentation/test equipment.
  • Implement Instrument operation and maintenance procedures for the laboratory instrumentation, which includes troubleshooting of instrument problems and instrument applications.
  • Review and Maintain Quality Control (QC) records and other technical data.
  • To document and train others in laborory methodologies.
  • To evaluate continually the safety of laboratory working conditions and arrange for necessary corrections to be made.iTo adhere to professionalism and to the principles of the scientific method, basing decisions on education, experience, observation, and deduction.
  • Monitoring, measuring, and assessing quality assurance practices and protocols for continual improvement.
  • Where necessary, troubleshooting instrumentation problems, SQC, calibrations, and quality assurance practices and protocols.
  • Review Job Nominations and prepare laboratory for daily job requirements.
  • Conduct meetings to inform laboratory of incoming nominations, quality/safety procedural changes, customer requirements, training requirements, new methods, etc…
  • Understands customer requirements and organizes lab procedures and works with management to organize schedules and staffing to provide for meeting/exceeding same.
  • Fosters customer confidence in Bureau Veritas laboratory work.
  • Ensures the laboratory has adequate resources to perform all aspects of work required.
  • Assists in ensuring laboratory staff is adequately trained to safely perform all required job functions and that competency records are maintained.
  • Ensures compliance with all corporate policies and procedures in the laboratory.
  • Recommends expense savings measures.
  • Drives laboratory performance through communication with lab staff and management to promote empowerment and accountability.
  • Supports the ISO certificate(s) and manages corrective/preventive actions.
  • Reviews local laboratory analyses and provides recommendations for the continuous improvement process.
  • To carry out the above responsibilities, and all others, which may be assigned, in a manner demonstrating support for and adherence to the Company’s Safety Policy and Procedures, Quality Policy and Procedures, Ethics Policy, Environmental Management System, Vision and Strategy, and to exercise good judgment, common sense, and diplomacy in so doing.
  • Approximately 15% of traveling is required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree in Physical or Life Science. LPG laboratory experience, a plus.  Gas Chromatography experience, a plus.  Analytical method development and method validation experience with various lab instruments, especially GC, and Petroleum related testing equipment, a plus.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to properly interpret technical reports related to chemicals and their properties. Ability to interpret scientific formulas.

REASONING ABILITY: 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.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSE, AND REGISTRATIONS: Valid driver license required.

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