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Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: Morristown, TN, US

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 74568 - Morristown, Tennessee, United States

The Chemist is responsible for effectively managing the activities for the laboratory.


Main Responsibilities:


  • Perform analytical testing of raw materials, work-in-process, and finished product for product approval and release.
  • Support, maintain and utilize SPC system to drive continuous improvement, identify trends and draw conclusions.
  • Assist with product and equipment validations.
  • Maintain lab equipment and calibrations.
  • Complete Failure Investigations and properly document Out of Specification results
  • Perform Microbiological testing of raw materials, WIP, and finished products for product approval and release.
  • Support implementation and role out of Global Quality Standards
  • Provide product release notification to Colgate distribution system and SAP transactions.
  • Provide support to the facility to resolve nonconformance issues and identify corrective and preventative actions.
  • Manage special Quality and continuous improvement projects for the facility.
  • Approve raw materials shipments and ensure Raw Material Purchasing Specification is met on the CofA’s.
  • The position does require flexibility (sick, vacation coverage, etc) so as to best meet the facility’s needs and support projects.
  • Support implementation and role out of Global Quality Standards


Basic Qualifications:


  • B.S. in Chemistry or related Science.
  • Practical Knowledge of laboratory working environment is required through job experience or college classwork. 
  • Working Knowledge and practical Experience with good laboratory practices (GLP’s) - General analytical laboratory practices, Instrumentation (GC, HPLC, FTIR,Titrations, etc), microbiological testing, failure investigation of nonconforming product, and general computer skills (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel, SPC, SAP, e-mail).
  • Must understand basic lab safety and chemical waste disposal.
  • Must have 3+ years of Practical Laboratory experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of chemistry, validations, cGMP, instrumentation calibration and maintenance.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience in HPLC, FTIR, Gas Chromatography, Spectrophotometry, and microbiological testing is preferred.

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.

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