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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Chemist

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Sep 2, 2021
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 111860 - Hodges, South Carolina, United States

Colgate-Palmolive invites applications for a Chemist position based at our Greenwood, SC location.

The Quality Technician - Chemist performs routine physical and analytical testing of packaging, raw material, in-process, and finished product in accordance with official laboratory methods and standards. This role is also responsible for driving efficiency and efficacy of all quality systems in the Greenwood, South Carolina facility. This position requires a 12 hour shift and flexibility across shifts to provide manufacturing coverage of 24 hours 7 days a week.


 Core Responsibilities: 


  • 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 compendial 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)
  • Understands and applies basic laboratory safety instructions, reagent handling precautions, and disposal of chemical waste according to local environmental regulations.


Expected Areas of Skills:


  • 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


Required Qualifications:


  • Associate’s degree in Chemistry with at least 2 years of experience in an Analytical laboratory OR Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or related field
  • Proficient knowledge of computer and computer software like Google Suite (Docs, slides, sheets, etc.) 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
  • Night-shift position available – Night-shift personnel will transfer to respective shift once day-shift training is completed


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related sciences major
  • Experience in an Analytical laboratory
  • 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)
  • 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.)


We are a results oriented company with a caring culture and work life balance. Do not miss the chance to join our outstanding team!


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 Hill's Pet Nutrition? 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.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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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