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Quality Control Chemist Houston, TX ref

ESR Healthcare
Houston, Texas, United States
March 14, 2019


Quality Control Chemist Houston, TX ref

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

Operate lab QC testing equipment and perform troubleshooting as needed

Test and approve incoming raw materials

Perform QC on both open cell and closed cell polyurethane foams

Investigate product quality concerns

Maintain files of Safety Data Sheets and Certificates of Analysis for raw materials

Bias toward action with ability to work independently as needed

Attention to detail with clear and complete documentation skills

Strong laboratory skills desired with ability to follow written procedures

Ability to work as a key part of a diverse teams

Must be able to multitask and prioritize work

Must maintain a clean work area and employ good housekeeping practice

Support Manufacturing, Quality, Sales and Product Management functions

Operation of analytical, mechanical property and chemical processing equipment

Develop and implement quality control specifications and standards across business locations

Project management and documentation including laboratory notebook documentation and project report writing

Strong laboratory skills required including both scientific practices and housekeeping

Manage external agency audits, witnessed batches and certification compliance

Job Specifications:

Bachelors of Science in Chemistry (or related technical discipline) is preferred. Candidates with other relevant industry experience may be considered

5 or more years lab experience in QC manufacturing environment

Polyurethane foam formulation experience is required

Spray foam product development/application is desirable

Understanding of polymer chemistry and structure property relationships

Strong mechanical aptitude

Hands on work ethic with the ability to work independently and as part of a team

Must be a self-starter and demonstrate a strong bias toward action

Experience in data collection, manipulation and analysis


401K with Company Match

Profit Sharing

Health Insurance

Employee Assistance Program

Life Insurance

Supplemental Life Insurance

Long Term Disability

Paid Time-Off

Paid Holidays

Direct Payroll Deposit

Tuition Reimbursement

Employee Referral Program

Physical Requirements:

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. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Must be able to pass respirator fit test and medical evaluation

Medium work, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and occasionally up to 75 lbs.

Ability to work on your feet for long periods of time

Ability to use hands and arms to lift and reach overhead, push, pull, grasp

Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl

Ability to hear at normal speaking levels, talking and ability to exchange ideas

Required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment, regularly utilizes depth perception, peripheral vision and close focus

Subject to environmental conditions, both hot and cold, inside and outside weather conditions

Subject to hazards, including a variety of physical conditions and proximity to moving mechanical parts and atmospheric conditions that may affect the respiratory system

About job

Job type:Direct hireJob function:Quality AssuranceIndustry:ConstructionExperience level:Mid-seniorEducation level:Bachelor’s degreeLocation:Houston, TXCould also be located in Carlisle, PAZip code:77001Skills: polyurethane foam formulation, quality testing, QC, raw materials, QualityExperience required: 5 Years Relocation assistance:Limited assistanceVisa requirement:Only US citizens and Greencard holdersNumber of positions: 1