Quality Control Laboratory Tech Chemist

May 16 2020
ALTRES Industrial |Kailua-Kona|Full Time, $23.00 - $28.00 / hour
Category: Manufacturing
Job Description
Quality Control Laboratory Tech Chemist (98425)

Join one of the Big Island's leading manufacturing companies! This company specializes in the production of products made from microalgae.

You will work 10-hour shifts, four day a week. Your schedule will vary and rotate weekly.


Full-time, 7:00am-5:30pm (10-hour shifts, 4 days a week)


Kailua-Kona, Big Island


$23 to $28 an hour, DOE


  • Maintain and calibrate instruments (including but not limited to HPLC and ICP-MS equipment) used in the analysis of finished product formulations according to GMP guidelines.
  • Develop and validate new analytical methods for continual improvement according to GMP guidelines.
  • Conduct quality control laboratory testing for product release.
  • Repair analytical instrumentation; disassemble and reassemble equipment and inspect components for defects.
  • Prepare plans and procedures for maintenance program; including precision accuracy of measuring.
  • Devise formulas to solve problems in instrumentation and calibrations.
  • Record and report test data to verify equipment conformance to standards for method validation.
  • Troubleshoot issues with analytical equipment and methods.
  • Train and guide quality control staff on HPLC, ICP-MS, and other analytical equipment, standard preparation and methods.
  • Provide back up support where and when needed.


  • Bachelor?s degree in chemistry, biology, botany, marine science or relevant discipline; master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum 6-8 years of industrial laboratory experience required.
  • Related work experience with analytical instruments and techniques required. Experience with HPLC and ICP-MS in a GMP environment highly desirable.
  • Experience with method development and analytical equipment repair and part replacement preferred. Mechanical aptitude is necessary.
  • Proficiency with PC-based computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with PC controlled analytical equipment and analytical equipment software highly desirable.
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, and time management skills, as well as attention to detail.
  • Exhibits excellent Good Laboratory Practices.
  • Displays a strong ability to problem solve and trouble shoot technical challenges.
  • Preferred member of the American Society of Chemistry.
  • Preferred HAZMAT certified and successful completion of applicable continuing education through the American Society of Chemistry or other comparable organization.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug test and background check.