Lubrizol QC Chemist in Paso Robles, California

QC Chemist

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Job Title:

Quality Control Chemist

Job Category:





3, 12 hr shifts per week OR 4, 10 hr shifts per week


Paso Robles, CA

Reports to:

Quality Control Manager

Position Type/ Classification:

Salary (Non-Exempt)

Approved By:

Kimberly Collen

Educational Requirements:

H.S. Diploma or GED

Approval Date:


Essential Skills Required:

  • Performs various duties in laboratory

  • Analyze incoming raw materials, in-process batches, as well as packaged material using a variety of instrumental and testing methods

  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with other chemists and plant personnel.

  • Determine and calculate appropriate additions to batches

  • Approve products and raw materials for release

  • Handle multiple tests and products simultaneously

  • Perform proper microbiological plating techniques and reading determinations

  • Maintain a clean and organized laboratory with special attention to safety

  • Participate in improvement projects as directed by manager

  • Perform preventive maintenance, calibration and verification on lab equipment and methods

  • Create, maintain and standardize reagents

  • Must be able to meet physical requirements including: ability to lift up to 40 lbs; working around hazardous chemicals; wearing all required personal protective equipment, and completing physically demanding work that requires lifting, kneeling and twisting

  • Must be physically capable of wearing all required personal protective equipment for all areas of the plant

  • Flexibility with schedule and work duties; must be willing to work overtime including weekends, holidays and call-ins

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment

  • Detail oriented and the ability to prioritize, organize, and follow through

  • Excellent oral, written, and telephone communication skills

  • Demonstrated skill in handling multiple tasks at once to accomplish the overall goal

  • Self-starter; takes initiative and good time management skills

  • Ability to see projects through completion as directed

  • Participate in monthly safety/staff meetings

  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED

  • At least 2 years experience in laboratory testing techniques (school or employment)

  • Knowledge and understanding of industrial lab safety policies and procedures

  • Flexibility to work any shift, including graveyards and weekends

  • Must be able to work alone and maintain all lab activities as needed

  • Strong proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook

Considered a Plus

  • Associates Degree in chemistry or other technical field

  • Previous work experience in a chemical lab in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with lab instrumentation including: GC, HPLC, FT-IR, UV-vis, viscometers and titrations

  • General knowledge in SAP

Essential Mental Functions:

  • Possess strong analytical problem solving skills including strong mathematical, as well as, reading comprehension

  • Possess the following cognitive skills: perception, memory, judgment, reasoning, disseminating, discerning and troubleshooting/problem-solving.

  • Must have the ability to troubleshoot lab issues

  • Must be extremely detail-oriented

  • Must have critical thinking skills

  • Must be a self-starter

  • Ability to work as an integral part of a team

  • Ability to work meticulously at a fast pace to support production

  • Must have excellent communication skills

  • Must be dependable

Work Environment:

  • Must be able to meet physical requirements including: ability to lift up to 40 lbs on occasion; wearing all required personal protective equipment, completing physically demanding work that requires lifting, kneeling and twisting.

Paso Robles is in the Central Coast of California halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards. It is a short drive away from beautiful beaches and several recreational lakes. Scenic California State Route 1 runs along the Pacific Ocean through San Simeon, Morro Bay, and Big Sur. Hearst Castle, a national historic landmark, sits on a hilltop in San Simeon and was newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst’s residence. For those skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, there are several resorts a few hours east and northeast of Paso Robles including Mammoth Mountain and Lake Tahoe. Our city’s many restaurants offer fine dining, local cuisine, and local varieties of wines. Paso Robles is the home of the Mid-State Fair that hosts some of the biggest names in the music industry. Cuesta Community College and California Polytechnic State University are located close by for students seeking higher learning. Our thriving community has retained its small-town feel while still offering big-city amenities and has something for everyone!

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Bakersfield

Nearest Secondary Market: San Luis Obispo

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