Analytical Chemist in Maplewood, MN at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

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    Maplewood, MN
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Job Description

One of the world's largest and most successful companies in the consumer goods and manufacturing industries is seeking a skilled Analytical Chemist in Maplewood, MN! This is a full time contract position of one year, with the possibility of extension.

We offer a benefits package and get paid every Friday!

Position Duties:

  • Responsible for providing critical testing support for several core manufacturing and R&D product platforms.
  • This analytical laboratory role will involve routine sample analysis, chemical inventory/disposal as well as standard instrument calibration and maintenance.
  • Hands-on general sample preparation and analysis in a variety of areas including LC chromatography, GC chromatography, GPC, FTIR, NIR, % solids etc.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Polymer Science
  • 2+ years industrial laboratory experience in chromatography and molecular spectroscopy and other general laboratory techniques.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Basic chemical laboratory techniques

Soft Skills

  • Detail-oriented with good communication and excellent problem solving skills
  • Able to work quickly/effectively as directed,
  • Capable of adapting to dynamic timelines/priorities and willing to learn new instrument operating systems and techniques as needed

Core Hours:
40 hrs per week

Works with moderate work direction, and can identify issues/problems but may need assistance in resolving. Worker to assume responsibility for initiating and performing defined technical activities leading to new or improve products, processes or technologies on a program basis. Usually reports to a supervisor or senior technical individual. Duties and responsibilities may include initiating and completing technical activities leading to new or improved products or processes which have significant impact potential at a program level. Establish and cultivate a network of support (laboratory, manufacturing, engineering sales and marketing) to facilitate completion of assignments. Participate in project planning, and documents experimental data/observations in technical notebooks (or approved electronic files), prepares reports, and makes oral presentations. May also be required to provide technical supervision/management of other contingent technical workers. Service may be taxable in some states. 3M holds Direct Pay Permits in the following states: AL, AR, IA, MN, NE, NC, SD, TX, WI and WV. Please do not bill sales tax in these states. 3M will be responsible for paying all sales tax due on taxable purchase orders. 3M also holds an Enterprise Zone exemption in Cordova, Illinois and Tonawanda, New York. Please do not bill tax on purchases orders for these locations. Direct Pay Permit forms can be found at or by calling the 3M Tax Department Helpline at 651/733-4316.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.