Opelika, Alabama Chemist I

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  • Requisition Number ECF6110
  • Full Time Full Time - Regular
  • Shift 1st Shift
  • Area of Interest Quality
  • Location Opelika-OPEL

Chemist I

Opelika, AL


Working at Pharmavite is an experience like no other. With a focus on complete nutrition for all, each endeavor is urgent and everyday 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 I is responsible for performing physical and chemical tests using instrumental analysis and wet chemistry tests. Tests raw materials, finished goods, stability, and special samples to determine identity, purity, composition, and strength.

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 nutrient, 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:

  • Performs physical and chemical analyses of raw materials, finished products, stability and special samples using wet chemical and major instrumentation such as NIR, FTIR, UV-Visible, GC, ICP, NMR and HPLC.
  • Documents and submits all raw data and results
  • Responsible for the preparation and standardization of materials used in chemical analyses
  • Conducts scheduled calibration of laboratory instrumentation (such as thermometers and weighing balance).
  • Documents all data in Lab notebook according to cGMP.
  • Ensures that any abnormal results are reported immediately for investigation

The ideal candidate creates a culture that strives to increase quality and communication through doing what is right. He/she constantly meets and/or exceeds company goals in the areas of safety, sanitation, and performance

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

  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot production issues related to quality and/or operational issues while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and writing with multiple levels of employees (employees, supervisor, manager, etc.) and across multiple functions.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory equipment (Such as HPLC, UPLC, GC, UV or ICP), safety, quality, and computer systems.

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 ono new challenges and transform Pharmavite for the future.

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

  • Requires a four year college or university degree or its equivalent in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, or related science.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills in data entry and processing.
  • Ability to conduct mathematical calculations.
  • Attention to detail.


Here, career paths aren't predefined, and bureaucratic limitations don't exist -- you have the opportunity to 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.

Join Us

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.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

Where permitted by applicable law, as of December 1, 2021 all candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by date of hire to be considered for all US-based jobs if not already employed by Pharmavite. Proof of vaccination will be required at hire.