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Chemist - Midnight Shift

Req #: 180003UK_en
Location: Alliston, ON CA
Job Category: Quality
Date Posted: 2/11/2018 7:01:58 PM
Baxter International


Summary of Responsibilities

Perform chemical analysis to ensure product acceptability. Ensure that final products meet required standards before release by analyzing them using instrumental and wet chemical techniques according to the specifications.  Analyze in-process samples using a variety of assays and procedures, taking appropriate action if the result is out of the specified limits.  Maintain chemistry lab in good order.


General Expectations

The top two priorities for all Baxter Alliston employees are Safety and Quality:
Safety:  Support our goal to achieve a “Zero Harm Environment”, by ensuring the safety of yourself and your co-workers through:
  •  following all safety procedures
  •  understanding potential hazards in your area
  •  wearing appropriate PPE
  •  reporting all incidents / near-misses / concerns
  •  embracing 6s
Quality: Ensure the quality of our products to ensure patient safety and achieve our mission of “Saving and Sustaining Lives”.  This can be achieved through:
  • +++following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) +++
  • adhering to all quality procedures
  • completing training on-time
  • Doing it Right the First Time, and
  • reporting any quality concerns immediately.
As part of the plant’s Enterprise Management System (EMS), all employees must embrace a culture of Continuous Improvement by:
  • participating in improvement activities
  • identifying and implementing continuous improvement ideas
  • participating in Tier meetings
  • recognizing your peers, and
  • embracing 6s.
  • identifying and implementing VIP’s (Value Improvement Project)
  • embrace continuous learning
  • utilize Leader Standard Work
  • utilize Root Cause Analysis tools to identify and prevent problems from recurring and drive measurable results.


Essential Duties

Time Spent
Major Responsibilities / Activities
Perform analytical chemical analysis to ensure products meet required standards using instrumental and wet chemical techniques according to specifications. Compile analysis reports by entering results into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) approving them and forwarding to the Document center.
Ensure that production lines make products within specification limits by analyzing in-process samples using variety of assays and procedures, taking appropriate action if the result is out of specified limits.
Support departmental 6s efforts by maintaining all work areas in a clean and orderly state, disposing of waste, cleaning glass ware and removing expired chemicals / reagents. Maintain chemistry lab in good order by housecleaning, disposing waste, cleaning glassware and removing expired chemicals/ reagents.
Perform required preventative maintenance on equipments in QM lab. to ensure proper functioning and delivery of consistent and reliable results. Contact manufacturers of equipment and arrange for service in event of malfunction of equipment.


Job Requirements

Education Level
Required: University Degree, Bachelor of Science
Major Subjects / Specialties
Required: Majoring in Analytical Chemistry or Biochemistry
Preferred: Chemistry in a Pharmaceutical Industry environment
Type of Experience
  • Familiar with laboratory equipment in a Quality Management laboratory
  • Basic to Intermediate level proficiency in MS Office
  • Analytical chemical testing lab experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Familiarity with LIMS
  • Knowledge of GMP, ISO standards, and regulatory/corporate requirements.
Years of Experience
Required: 1 Year


Additional Skills / Special Training / Technical Skills Required
  • Must have organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and critical thinking abilities
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Performing analytical testing in compliance with specification requirements.
  • Instrumental techniques such as  Atomic Absorption, UV-VIS spectroscopy, Flame Photometry and IR spectroscopy.


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