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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or 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:  LCMS Specialist

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Sep 13, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 154161 - Hustopece, Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic

Summary job description:

The LCMS Specialist is responsible for sample preparation and performing vitamin chemical testing using LC MS/MS technology and results administration for Hills Hustopeče and Hill's Etten Leur (EL), Desenzano, La Normandise (LaN) and Ospelt manufacturing plants.

The LCMS Specialist is responsible for performing laboratory operations, ensuring compliance of testing with Hill's/CP standards and guidelines, method validation and equipment qualification.


Job responsibility:

  • Planning and performance of chemical analysis of raw materials and finished products using LCMS/MS.
  • Coordination and prioritization of analyzes in the Hustopeče laboratory to ensure timely implementation of analyzes for the plant in EL/Desenzano, LaN, Ospelt.
  • Reporting and administration of laboratory results and their protocol handover to the EL/Desenzano, LaN, Ospelt plants.
  • Communication with the quality departments of the EL/Desenzanu plant, LaN, Ospelt. (recording and communication of results, organization of sample transport).
  • Ensuring and coordinating the transport of samples between the EL/Desenzano, LaN, Ospelt and Hustopeče plants.
  • Maintenance of laboratory area and equipment and analytical equipment in the factory.
  • Qualification of laboratory equipment, cooperation on training and qualification of new employees.
  • Orders for laboratory material and services (external analyses); managing equipment and ordering chemicals and consumables.
  • Maintaining and improving procedures/work instructions for sampling and analytical methods (laboratory and factory).
  • Conducts investigations at plant and laboratory level to support improvement activities in food quality and safety programs.
  • Application of statistical methods and technical knowledge for researching quality (analytical) performance and establishing improvement plans.
  • Carrying out all tasks and activities in accordance with GMP and safety rules.
  • Uses laboratory safety equipment and understands precautions when working with reagents and handling waste according to local regulations.
  • Solves basic problems with laboratory equipment.
  • Participates (physically analyzes samples and statistically processes results) in round tests.
  • Performs recording of results and evaluation of raw materials, intermediate products and final products in EIS SAP
  • LCMS Specialist is responsible for preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Represents laboratory technicians/chemists in the area of performing analyses.
  • LCMS Specialist collaborates on the development of new analytical methods and the introduction of new equipment in the laboratory



University (bachelor/master's degree) preferably in a chemical (analytical) field.

Alternative: food technology, food chemistry, working knowledge of HPLC, LC MS, certification with relevant experience, training and clearly identifiable interest in laboratory procedures and testing, systematic and thorough. Familiarity with statistical data evaluation methods is an advantage


Work experience:

  • 2-3 years of experience preferably in an analytical laboratory

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.

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