QC Chemist in Chicago, IL at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is seeking a contract to hire QC Chemist to begin immediately! State of the art facility and room for growth within company. 


Carry out QC lab analysis of raw materials, in process samples and final products so that results are accurately determined, carried out in a timely way, properly communicated to customers and carried out within the framework of the Quality System ISO 9000 and FSSC 22000/22002 with cGMP applying.  This ensures that the manufacturing operation is well supported and outside customers promptly served with the correct product, quality and information. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out QC analytical work and the requirements of the 'desk' person exactly to the required written methods and using the correct equipment, so that information to internal and external customers is accurate, timely and properly reported.
  • Carry out all work to the appropriate Quality Standards - ISO 9000 as well as FSSC 22000/22002 also applying cGMP. Flag any issues as they arise.
  • Communicate fully with internal and external customers so that their requirements and results are fully understood and any interpretation of the information is properly supplied.
  • Work independently, as well as in a team, so that work is smoothly and efficiently handled, shift hand-over is completed with a full understanding of ongoing issues, production operators are supported in their in-process testing and the lab manager/supervisor is kept appraised of issues and how they are being handled.
  • Spot and troubleshoot questionable results and equipment problems so that resolution of the matter is obtained in a timely manner, and the proper people kept informed or asked for guidance.
  • Calibrate all lab equipment and keep records to the appropriate Quality Standards so that the equipment is always ready for use.
  • Suggest and run small projects, within the general scope of work done in the QC Lab, so that the lab improvements can be made.
  • Follow all Company policies, procedures, and instructions using cGMP so that work is properly and safely done, the quality system maintained and good housekeeping is carried out.


  • A minimum of an associate’s degree in physical science and a minimum of 3 years of laboratory experience.
  • Must be able to apply good safety practice, good laboratory practice - cGMP, and operate to the quality regime, i.e. ISO 9000 as well as FSSC 22000/22002.
  • Must be fully conversant with all the instrumental analysis and wet chemistry in the QC Lab and in particular the following techniques:  GC, automated titrations, physical property testing, color measurement, and spectroscopic techniques; as well as be able to teach the techniques, demonstrate good lab practice, do basic troubleshooting, and maintain good records including lab books.  A good sense of smell is required for organoleptic testing.
  • Computer skills are required as the chemists must be able to use databases, spreadsheets, word processing software, LIMS and computer controlled instruments.
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills.  Good organizational skills, decision-making and record keeping skills are also required.  The ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision is necessary.
  • Flexibility to work any other shifts and be able to work overtime as required.

Physical Requirements:










30 lbs.





For immediate consideration please send resume to Chicago@apexlifesciences.com

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 employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.