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Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: Hodges, SC, US

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 74150 - Hodges, South Carolina, United States

The Chemist is responsible for performing chemical and physical testing on raw materials, work-in-process and finished product samples to ensure quality and safety of consumers. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Under minimal supervision performs / reviews analytical testing of Raw Materials, Work-In-Process, Finished Products for product approval and releases
  • Performs physical and chemical testing in accordance with standard procedures, utilizing wet-chemistry and basic instrumental techniques.
  • Maintains accurate, up-to-date and concise laboratory notebooks and records
  • Works as a member of the Laboratory Team to complete all required tasks in a timely manner
  • Understand and precisely follows Standard Operating Procedures, global methods, local methods and published standard or compendia methods i.e. USP, AOCS, ASTM
  • Provides training to employees on new and existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Provides support to the Operations personnel with analytical equipment and testing procedures.
  • Capable of operating and performing basic troubleshooting on analytical instruments  (HPLC, Autotitrator, Karl Fischer, NIR, UV-Vis and FTIR)
  • Responsible for daily/monthly instrument calibrations to ensure all instruments are working properly
  • Support laboratory equipment validations by executing or assisting vendors with Installation Qualifications (IQ), Operational Qualifications (OQ) and Performance Qualifications (PQ) protocols
  • Assist the manufacturing site with product, equipment, and Cleaning & Sanitizing (C&S) validations by performing all required tests in a timely manner
  • Participates on Out of Specification (OOS) investigations to collect the necessary samples and information to complete Laboratory Investigation Reports (LIR)
  • Supports,  maintains and reviews data to identify trends and draw conclusions
  • Understands and applies basic laboratory safety instructions, reagent handling precautions, and disposal of chemical waste according to local environmental regulations.




  • Associate’s degree in Chemistry with at least 2 years’ experience in an Analytical laboratory
  • Working knowledge and practical experience with cGMP and FDA regulations in a chemistry laboratory environment
  • Familiar with quality systems (i.e Laboratory Investigation Reports (LIR), Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA), calibration, validation, change control, etc.)
  • Good team player with strong relationship building skills
  • Communicate Effectively - Clearly and simply expresses ideas and concepts
  • Ability to gather relevant information efficiently and apply logic in solving problems and making decisions; using data to support recommendations; weighing risks and predicting benefits and costs.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and adapt to circumstances as needed
  • Results Oriented
  • Set a positive example for conducting business in an ethical manner, managing stress, and creating a pleasant and balanced work environment.
  • Proficient knowledge of computer and computer software: Excel, Word, Power Point, Etc.
  • This position requires a 12 hour shift and flexibility across shifts to provide manufacturing coverage of 24 hours 7 days a week



  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related sciences major
  • 2+ years of experience in an Analytical laboratory
  • 1+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, cosmetic or consumer products industries.
  • Experience with common Analytical Laboratory instrumentation (i.e. HPLC, NIR, Autotitrators, Karl Fischer, UV-Vis and FTIR)


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

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and 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.

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, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. 

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

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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