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Laboratory Chemist Analyst

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Date: Apr 19, 2019

Location: Guatemala, GU, GT

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance.

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Location: Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 72406



Position Purpose:


Guarantee and ensure the quality of analytical and microbiological laboratory analysis according to the Colgate Palmolive (QS & G) Guiding Standards and coordinate the implementation of new methods for raw material, product in process and / or finished product complying with the standards of quality, EOHS (Environment, Occupational Health & Safety) FP & R (Factory Performance & Reliability) of Colgate Palmolive.


Let’s talk about main responsibilities:


  • Perform physicochemical and microbiological analysis of raw material, product in process, water, environment and finished product according to the KRS (Key Release Specification), KPC (Key Process Control) and microbiological specifications to give approval or rejection, according to current approved procedures using validated methods.
  • Report and interpret results and identification of product or materials out of specification communicating immediately to the plant and documented planning everything in a Laboratory Research Report.
  • Operate and verify the correct functioning (system suitability) of the equipment during the analyzes.
  • Keep the records and books of the laboratory accurate and up-to-date, guaranteeing the permanence of the unalterable and traceable registered documents that prove the validity of the results.
  • Provide support in the validation of manufacturing processes and supplier evaluation coordinated by the technology transfer engineers or requested by the plant.
  • Elaborate Standard Operating Procedures and other procedures when required.
  • Support investigations related to Non-Conformities so that they are documented in SAP.
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement activities related to your position.
  • Carry out the qualification and training in good laboratory practices and documentation to the minilab analysts.


What you need for this position:


  • Bachelor´s Degree in Biological Chemistry, Biochemistry and Microbiology or related career.
  • At least 1 year of experience (full time) in quality control, research and development or clinical laboratory.
  • 75% knowledge of the English language
  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices


Additional knowledge/experience in the following is a plus:


  • Knowledge in the handling of microbiological analysis and advanced analytical laboratory equipment
  • Related quality control programs, for example GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • MS Office management




Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work with us using this online application. Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.

Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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