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The Laboratory Services team is looking for a candidate to join their Analytical Research Laboratory, supporting Scotts Research & Development. The position will report directly to the Manager of Lab Services and work closely with the staff of the Analytical Research Lab, Packaging Test Lab, Process & Formulations team, and Corporate Quality to analyze new and existing Scotts products ranging from fertilizers to pesticides.
Key Work Performed
The chemist will support the work of the Analytical Research Laboratory by doing the following:
Prepare samples for (and conduct) chemical analysis
Work with Formulations staff in the analytical characterization of new products
Analyze samples via spectrophotometric, chromatographic, and wet chemistry techniques
Record laboratory information and results in notebooks and databases
Report results to the customer
Develop, validate, and troubleshoot methods
Assist with instrument/equipment maintenance
Serve as a chemist for the Scotts EPA-GLP programs
Minimum B.S. degree in a physical science discipline (chemistry preferred)
At least 2-4 years of experience in an analytical lab environment
A thorough understanding of analytical lab principles and procedures
Ability to troubleshoot unexpected lab results, equipment issues, and adapting/developing analytical methods.
Experience with MS Excel, basic laboratory principles and preferably, this individual would have taken both general and organic chemistry
D. Skills and Abilities:
Excellent organization and time management skills
Self-driven in a busy and detail-oriented technical environment
The starting budgeted pay range for this role will generally fall between $49,700.00 - $58,500.00 per year. Scotts will consider various factors in determining the actual pay including your skills, qualifications, experience, and geographical location.
Here at ScottsMiracle-Gro, we believe providing an enriching and engaging employee experience is what sets us apart from other organizations. We recognize our employees are so much more than just their job title so we offer programs and benefits that support them in all aspects of their lives. Wondering how we do it? Below is a glimpse of our highlight reel...
Our Live Total Health program provides you with options to align to your personal needs. Selections range from medical, dental and visioncoverage for you, your spouse/domestic partner and dependents to an outstanding wellness reimbursement program to an unbelievable 401K match (up to 7.5%)as well as a 15% discount on company stock and much more
We know ourtalent is our most precious asset and your unique development contributes to our organization's success now and in the future. Career growth at our company is not always a ladder. It's much more like a rock climbing adventure. Grow through exploration and experiences rather than a predictable linear path.
We value the importance of family. We provide access to Maven Family Planning and up to $30,000 to accommodate for adoption, fertility and surrogacy.
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