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Chemical Analyst

LOCATION: 

Thompson Station, TN, US

JOB CATEGORY:  R&D
REQUISITION NUMBER:  1203941

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

 

Job Title 

Chem Analyst 

Segment / Business Unit 

Mars Global Services 

Country / Site 

United States 

Job Function 

R&D 

Expected Job Level 

B4 

 Manager’s Name & Position 

Chad Inman - Regional Chemistry Lab Operations Manager 

Date 

 

Job Purpose/Overview 

Answer why this job is in the organization; Why this job exists (2 or 3 sentences maximum) 

Everyday Mars Incorporated takes thousands of decisions that are informed by laboratory data. It is essential that Mars Associates have access to laboratory data that is accurate, reliable and timely to ensure consumer and brand protection, provide competitive advantage and enable operational excellence.  

The Regional Lab Chemistry Analyst is a bench chemistry role which supports standardized and efficient lab operations. 

Key Responsibilities  

Please list the most important and relevant responsibilities 

  • Deliver true, accurate results in a timely manner 

  • Technical knowledge and expertise in the use and application of specialized analytical instrumentation to support Nutritional testing, pre-mix, pre-blends, mixer studies, raw ingredients, developmental products, and finished product analysis. Specific instrumentation includes, but not limited to, ICP, ICP MS, Leco Protein Analyzers, Fat Extractors, Auto Titrators, TGA, HPLC, GC, Mass Spec, Wet Chemistry tests. 

  • Carrying out routine analysis accurately while following documented methods. 

  • Skilled in sample preparation, clean-up, separation, and assay. 

  • Monitors regional laboratory needs on regular basis. 

  • Operate, manage & maintain laboratory instrumentation 

  • Maintains documentation of analytical results in ELN (Electronic Notebook) and/or the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). 

  • When appropriate, help to write/create documents for, and always follow laboratory quality management systems ISO 17025 and Mars Global Laboratory Quality Management System. 

  • Work as a team player including open and honest communication, respecting confidentiality with any laboratory information. 

  • Follows Health & Safety requirements for Site and Lab. 

Context and Scope 

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Job Specifications/Qualifications 

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Note: May differ from the current job holder’s own skills and experience. 

Education & Professional Qualifications 

Minimum Qualifications 

Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology or food science with emphasis in Analytical Chemistry. 

6 months experience with chemical and physical analyses in food or related industries (advanced education may partially substitute for required experience). 

 

Preferred Qualifications 

Knowledge performing chemical analyses utilizing analytical instrumentation such as GC, LC and ICP. 

Working knowledge of ISO 17025 

Knowledge of food safety and nutrition a benefit 

 

Knowledge / Experience 

  • Masters the key scientific principles associated with analytical analysis. 

  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of laboratory safety, chemicals management and chemical hygiene plans. 

  • Knowledge of statistical methods including sampling plans, statistics and data interpretation including confidence intervals. 

  • Excellent practical laboratory skills. Ability to troubleshoot and maintain complex analytical instrumentation. 

  • Experience and skill in the use of the following: Computers, Spreadsheet software (MS Excel preferred), and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). 

  • Excellent organizational skills to adjust to fluctuating workloads, urgent customer requests while maintaining attention to detail. 

  • Demonstrated ability to follow laboratory safety procedures, to maintain accurate records, and to clearly and accurately read, write and interpret data. 

  • Proven written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work 

 

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

 


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