Opelika, Alabama Chemist II

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  • Requisition Number ECF5381
  • Full Time Full Time - Regular
  • Shift 2nd Shift
  • Area of Interest Quality
  • Location Opelika-OPEL

Chemist II -- 2nd Shift

Opelika, AL

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Working at Pharmavite is an experience like no other. With a focus on complete nutrition for all, each endeavor is urgent and every day counts. You'll have the opportunity to work on the #1 selling national vitamin and supplement brand, Nature Made, as well as an exciting portfolio of other products that are shaping the future of the healthy living industry. Consumer-driven innovation, high quality products and a promising portfolio, all driven by a team with a shared sense of purpose -- that's Pharmavite. Join us to bring the gift of health to life.

The Chemist II is responsible for intermediate to advanced level testing and analysis of raw material, in-process blend and bulk products to determine identity, purity, strength, composition and limits of contaminants. This role also includes leading OOS investigations and identifying root cause for those failures. Chemist II reports to the Quality Control Supervisor.

At Pharmavite, every employee has a stake in bringing the gift of health to life. We never shy away from disruptive innovation and tough challenges, because we're making real nutrition accessible to consumers everywhere in new and different ways. And because we know every nutriment we make matters, we have to make sure each one is just right before we make it ready for use. With this great responsibility comes the satisfaction that your contribution makes a real and significant difference.

Critical contributions this role is counted on to deliver include:

  • Performing intermediate to advanced level analytical testing on raw material, bulk and finished products.
  • Performing instrument analytical testing techniques such as GC, HPLC, UPLC, ICP-OES, ICP-MS and similar.
  • Leading OOS or other investigations as assigned.
  • Performing other USP tests that may include techniques such as titration, dissolution, UV, FT-NIR and similar.
  • Training other chemists and reviewing peer data for release of the product.

The ideal candidate is one who has a good understanding of analytical instrumentation and techniques. You will know troubleshooting of the analytical instruments such as LCs, GC or ICP. Enjoys working in teams and makes informed decisions using data trends and holds a good understanding of industrial cGMP requirements.

You'll be most successful in this role if you have:

  • Hands-on experience using at-least one or more of the analytical instruments from HPLC/UPLC, GC or ICP.
  • Coached or trained others on analytical techniques mentioned above.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.
  • Good understanding of industrial cGMP requirements.

It's an exciting time in Pharmavite's history. After 50 years of leading the healthy living industry with award-winning vitamins and supplements, the company has experienced great success and has gained the trust of consumers, healthcare professionals, and retailers alike. But there's more growth ahead of us than behind us, and for our employees this translates into opportunity. Our rapidly changing business enables employees to take on new challenges and transform Pharmavite for the future.

In order to take on these challenges, you'll need to have:

  • 4 years of college or university degree or its equivalent in Chemistry, Biology or related science.
  • 3-5 years of industrial laboratory experience.
  • Familiarity with USP or other compendial methods.
  • Working knowledge of Sample manager or similar LIMS program.
  • Proficiency with computer skills such as using MS word, excel or powerpoint.


Here, career paths aren't predefined, and bureaucratic limitations don't exist -- you can grow, learn from industry pioneers, and develop the way you want to. Pharmavite is investing more in the development of our team -- to help us deliver on our purpose and help you achieve your career aspirations. Our environment is geared to fuel curiosity, encourage experimentation, and generate learning as this is the way we develop ourselves and our organization.

Pharmavite is committed to meeting the needs of our employees and their families with a Total Rewards package that's as comprehensive as the vitamins and supplements we deliver to consumers. With competitive compensation programs and standout benefits, we provide employees with optimal health and well-being -- as well as peace of mind. These rewards -- plus our new recognition program -- ensure employees feel supported both at work and home.

Visit Pharmavite.com/careers to learn more about our mission and discover an opportunity that's right for you. Health and wellness begin with us.

Pharmavite is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status. We do not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.


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