Kelly Services Quality Control Chemist in Barrie, Canada

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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


  • University Degree, Bachelor of Science

  • Majoring in Analytical Chemistry or Biochemistry

  • Familiar with laboratory equipment in a Quality Management laboratory

  • Basic to Intermediate level proficiency in MS Office

  • 6 months - 1 year experience

  • 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.


  • 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.