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Specialist, Lab Testing with The Scotts Miracle Gro Company in North America,-Ohio

Type of position Permanent
Employer The Scotts Miracle Gro Company
Location North America,-Ohio
Salary DOE
Closing date of competition 10/01/2020
Date position available ASAP
Description of duties General Summary
The Laboratory Services team is looking for a candidate to join their Analytical Research Laboratory, supporting Scotts Research & Development. The position will report directly to the Manager of Lab Services and work closely with the staff of the Analytical Research Lab, Packaging Test Lab, Process & Formulations team, and Corporate Quality to analyze new and existing Scotts products ranging from fertilizers to pesticides.

Key Worked Performed
Specific Tasks
Prepare and conduct chemical analyses – 70%
Develop and validate methods – 5%
Support Quality labs with method development/troubleshooting – 5%
Support the Scotts EPA-GLP program – 10%
Perform routine and non-route equipment maintenance – 10%

Opportunity Description

The chemist will support the work of the Analytical Research Laboratory by doing the following:
* Prepare samples for chemical analysis
* Work with Formulations staff in the analytical characterization of new products
* Analyze samples via spectrophotometric, chromatographic, and wet chemistry techniques
* Record laboratory information and results in notebooks and databases
* Report results to the customer
* Assist with instrument maintenance


A. Most difficult or most complex task or project performed by the jobholder:
* Must have a thorough understanding of analytical lab principles and procedures.
* Degree to which responsibilities require original thinking (provide examples of activities):
* Moderate to High degree. Troubleshooting unexpected lab results, equipment issues, and developing analytical methods.

Supervision Exercised
A. Number and titles of positions directly supervised:
* Interns or temporary labor (typically 1 associate).

Minimum Requirements
A. Education:
* Minimum B.S. degree in a physical science discipline (chemistry preferred)

B. Experience:
* At least 2-4 years of experience in an analytical lab environment

C. Knowledge:
* Experience with MS Excel, basic laboratory principles and preferably, this individual would have taken both general and organic chemistry

D. Skills and Abilities:
* Excellent organization and time management skills
* Self-driven in a busy and detail-oriented technical environment

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):
* Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.
* Onsite wellness center which includes: 24,000 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.
* Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)
* Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!
* First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).
* Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and GroPride Network, Scotts Young Professionals.
* 12 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.

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