Valencia, California Chemist I

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  • Requisition Number R6183
  • Full Time Full time
  • Shift Regular
  • Area of Interest Science Research & Quality Laboratory Services
  • Location Valencia, California


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.

*No Sponsorship or Relocation Benefits*

The Chemist I role performs testing and analysis of raw materials, intermediate and bulk products to determine identity, purity, quality, strength, and composition.  Proficient with core Pharmavite methods for instrumental and wet chemistry methods.  Supports peer data review and investigational testing as needed.  Once qualified, can perform assigned test methods independently with limited oversight. 


Critical contributions this role is counted on to deliver include:  

  •  Provides onsite testing, troubleshooting and lab related support during assigned work shift with effective relief communications to peers / team. 

  •  Performs chemical and instrumental testing as assigned on raw materials, bulk, and finished products in support of new product development and stability studies. 

  • Performs instrumental analytical testing techniques as qualified and assigned such as LC (HPLC, UPLC), GC, ICP-OES, ICP-MS and similar. 

  • Performs chemical testing techniques such as dissolution, titration, FT-NIR, Raman, moisture, UV and similar.  

  • Documents and submits all raw data and results generated from tests per Pharmavite Standard Methods (PSMs).  

  • Documents all data in Lab notebook according to cGMP.  

  • Supports peer data review and investigational testing as needed.   

  • Sends samples for third-party party testing and receives, reviews, and enters results into LIMS

  • Prepares and standardizes materials used in chemical analyses. 

  • Conducts scheduled calibration of laboratory instrumentation (such as Karl Fisher, pH meters, and weighing balances).  

  • Performs general laboratory duties including cleaning and maintenance of work area and checking notebooks. 

  • Ensures that OOS results are reported immediately to team leader / supervisor for investigation. 

  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 


The ideal candidate is a team player who is detail-orientated and can work well in a fast-paced environment to deliver results in a good timely manner. You recognize Pharmavite's key values, coordinate with the supervisor to support the daily lab activities. 


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

  • A competent knowledge of chemistry and analytical chemistry lab operations.   

  • Hands-on proficiency with analytical methods and instrumentation.  

  • Prior use of laboratory equipment such as balances, HPLC, UPLC, auto titrators, UV. Dissolution, FTIR, GC, and ICP is preferred. 

  • Proficient in data entry and computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office).  

  • Ability to prioritize workload while meeting deadlines.  

  • Proactive and clear verbal and written communication. 

  • Knowledge of LIMS or similar systems is preferred. 


 To take on these challenges, you will need to have:  

  • Four-year college or university degree or its equivalent in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Biology, or related science.  

  • A minimum of 1-year related laboratory experience in a laboratory environment.  

  • Continuous exercise of manipulative skills, walking, standing.  Exposed to minor health hazards, with use of appropriate PPE.  Frequent, intermittent, intense and/or close attention to detail.  Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.  

  • The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices, without endangering the health or safety of self or others. 


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.

Annual Pay

Annual Pay Range

$54,530.00 - $81,693.00

This represents the minimum and maximum base salary range for this role, plus annual incentive. Various elements are used to determine a candidate’s starting salary such as job experience, specific skills, and comparison to internal incumbents currently in the role.  This information is provided to applicants in accordance with state and local laws.

Pharmavite provides compensation for all overtime hours worked by non-exempt (hourly) employees in accordance with state and federal law. The need to work overtime hours will be determined by management, based on customer and business necessity to meet the needs of our business, Pharmavite may require employees to work overtime.

Voluntary overtime requested by non-exempt employees must be approved in advance by the employee’s supervisor.

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