Compass Minerals Process Chemist in Ogden, Utah
TITLE: Process Chemist
Location: Ogden, UT
*Organization: *Compass Minerals
Reports to: Quality Manager
*FLSA Status: *Non-Exempt
*Supervisory Responsibilities: *No
Summary: This position is responsible to perform chemical and physical analysis of in-process solutions. Duties will involve sample collection, analysis and interpretation of results pertinent to in-process and finished goods in our SOP Plant. These tasks must be performed in a safe, accurate and efficient manner. This role is also responsible for the inspection, cleaning and general care of assigned area and associated testing equipment. This position involves 12 hour rotating shifts for both day and night coverage.
Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude but are not limited to the following: /(Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)/
· Frequent (every 1/2 hour) sample collection from tanks, pipes, belts and other locations in a heavy industrial setting where personal protective equipment including metatarsal guard steel-toe boots, gloves and hard hats, must be worn. Sample collection areas are often hot, humid and/or exposed to the weather.
· Routine testing and analysis of in-process minerals containing magnesium and potassium. Other analytical tests include chloride, sulfates, and sodium.
· Sorts all samples by product and status i.e. in process or finished goods.
· Conducts a variety of tests to determine chemical composition, including K2O, Na, and Cl, SO4, and Mg content specific to given sample. Also assesses color, solubility, particle size, friability, dust and H2O relative to established quality standards.
· Performs mathematical computations associated with sample assessments. Mixes chemicals to create proper reagents.
· Documents all results and makes computer entries as required. Performs calibrations and minor repairs to testing equipment.**
Education and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related Science is desirable, but not required. Previous work as a laboratory technician is desired. Hands on experience using analytical equipment and performing hand titrations will be considered in place of formal training. Previous work in a dynamic, fast-passed process support setting is desired. Also desired is two or more years of related experience, demonstrating the ability to function as a member of a team in multi-functional operation.**
*Computer Skills: *To perform this job successfully, an individual should be PC proficient and possess the ability to enter analytical information quickly and accurately.
/To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:/
Interpersonal Skills-Must be able to effectively articulate problems/concerns to a wide variety of plant personnel. Must be able to, interpret, understand and follow complex written and verbal instructions.
Written Communication-Must possess writing skills which allow for effective communications through written reports and log entries.
Planning/Organizing-Must have the ability to independently and effectively plan organize, coordinate and follow-up on assignments.
Professionalism- Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Follows through on commitments. Professionalism and Confidentiality.
Quality- Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Language Skills:/The abilities listed are representative of the level of competency the incumbent needs in order to effectively perform the essential duties. These specific abilities may or may not be required for this particular position./
Ability to read, analyze and interpret job related information, Ability to write technical reports, business correspondence, prepare brochures and procedure manuals.
Mathematical and Reasoning Ability and Skills:The ability to perform basic algebraic and/or math functions and work well with fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions. Must be able to proof own work for accuracy. Ability to collect, interpret and assemble related data in a logical manner.
Essential Job Functions: /The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions./
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Work Environment:/The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions./
While performing the duties, the employee may frequently be exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The employee may occasionally be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; toxic or caustic chemicals and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment may be moderate to loud. When and where required, all work environment exposures are reduced to acceptable occupational levels through the distribution and usage of personnel protective equipment.
/ If candidate cannot be located at this level, consideration will be given at a different level. ///
/Compass Minerals is an equal opportunity employer that hires and promotes the best candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, or veteran status./
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Title: Process Chemist
Requisition ID: 1800004G