Kelly Services Chemical Support Specialist - Scientific Entry Level, San Diego, CA in San Diego, California

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Chemical Support Specialist - Scientific Entry Level, San Diego, CA

This is not a laboratory position, and will entail doing support tasks to include tracking chemicals, inventory, coordinating calibration, supporting vendors, etc. If you are looking to utilize your science degree / background in a non-laboratory capacity, this job is for you!

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform all receiving functions related to any chemical that is delivered to customer site locations.

  • Identify and enter chemicals into the site container tracking system.

  • Return to the stockroom any chemical used by researchers so that the product is visible by others who may request and use.

  • Properly re-name and barcode chemicals returned to the stockroom which may involve identifying, re-naming and bar-coding prior to placing into inventory.

  • Determine proper chemical segregation and place item(s) in the appropriate location based on hazard classification.

  • May locate, dispense, and prepare to ship or deliver chemicals in a timely basis.

  • May perform laboratory tests, experiments, and analyses.

  • Create and adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • Receives and may dispense various chemicals (currently 4000+) as requested by global chemistry research staff.

  • This may involve identifying, re-naming and bar-coding prior to placing into inventory

  • Identifies proper containers to transport, deliver, and potentially ship chemicals and compounds to locations around the world. This may involve weighing and repacking.

  • Daily fulfillment of chemical orders from customers/researchers.

  • Utilizing the inventory management system, dispenses/deliver chemicals from containers to researchers or requester. Prepares orders for shipment.

  • Chemical orders from chemistry personnel are received by stockroom staff and checked for accuracy, registered into inventory database, assigned to the user and returned to the loading dock.

  • Adds enhanced descriptions when registering containers including adding relevant details such as concentration, mixture, etc.

  • Segregates all incoming chemicals and those returned by scientists in the stockroom by hazard class, DOT requirements, etc,

  • Properly stage for disposal all expired and out of date chemicals; evaluate chemicals and mixtures for quality and safety. Keeps record of disposals.

  • Maintenance of inventory using customer systems.

  • Maintains the accuracy of the chemical inventory by scanning all bottles in the stockroom and in the labs.

  • Participates in lab cleanouts.

  • May prepares appropriate shipping paperwork for requested chemicals to be delivered via inter-campus or to other global customer locations.

  • Creates and adheres to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


  • Understanding of chemical structures and compounds management, hazard classification and chemical segregation techniques

  • 49 CFR 172.704 for DOT Hazardous Materials Regulation

  • 40 Hours OSHA

  • Emergency Response and Preparedness

  • 80-hour course in Chemical Segregation and Chemical Science

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Conform to all customer requirements for background checks, health and safety issues, security clearances and medical checkups.

  • May require respirator fitting and regular use of the PPE

  • Requires use of glove box and fume-hood for dispensing and mixing

  • Excellent Customer Service Skills; display a professional can-do attitude

  • Must be flexible, forward- thinking, motivated, and have the ability to act independently

  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office with proficiency in Word and Excel, as well as knowledge of various chemical/container tracking systems such as SciQuest, CISPRO, etc

  • Good problem-solving skills

For immediate consideration, apply today! Questions? Call Adam at 858.207.6311, or

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