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Chemist I at Intertek USA Inc.

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Champaign, Illinois





Job Description:

Chemist I

Intertek is searching for a Chemist I to join our Food Servicesteam in our Champaign, IL office. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow a versatile career in Nutraceutical testing!

Our Value Proposition

We offer a salary and benefit package competitively placed within the local market, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with company match, and more. In addition to our comprehensive benefits package, we offer:


  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Day to day variety with the ability to work on high profile projects including non-routine problem solving and customized solutions
  • Opportunity for growth (over 100 locations with opportunity for growth/advancement/relocation)
  • Employee referral bonuses

What you'll do:

  • Plans, performs and completes single projects with staff support to meet deadlines
  • Maintains all equipment in good operating conditions and troubleshoots instrument related issues.
  • Oversees other junior staff on basic projects
  • Interprets data and writes technical reports under supervision
  • Assures projects are in compliance with current procedures and regulations
  • Provides technical training to junior staff members
  • Performs technical assessments
  • Assists with investigations
  • Has limited client contact usually under supervision
  • Familiar with variety of concepts, practices, procedures and regulations
  • Works under general supervision
  • Primary job functions require a degree of independence and judgement
  • Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals
  • Typically reports to a supervisor or department manager
  • Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned

What it takes to be successful in this role:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Knowledge of analytical chemistry, demonstrated through
  • BA/BS/MS/PhD Chemistry, Biology or related scientific degree
  • 3+ years of related industry experience in an analytical laboratory
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety precautions and protocols for safe handling and the disposal of hazardous agents/reagents, chemicals and materials
  • Organization, communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate technical and business information, both oral and written to others, including co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, clients, and vendors
  • Intermediate mathematical skills, including: algebraic functions, statistics (mean, median, standard deviation, variance, probability), basic geometry (area, volume calculations), and scientific calculators
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work varied and extended hours/days, as business dictates

Qualification Requirements To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


  • Physical Demands
  • Regularly lift/carry/move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift/carry/move up to 50 pounds
  • Climb stairs
  • Laboratory bench work may require standing for extended periods of time

Why work at Intertek?

Intertek is a world leader in the $250 billion Quality Assurance market, with a proven, high-quality business model and a global network of customer-focused operations and highly engaged subject matter experts. At Intertek, we exercise our spirit of innovation, the passion of our people and our unmatched customer commitment to realize our purpose of making the world an ever better, safer, and more sustainable place for all. Learn more about Our History and What We Do .

What we have to offer:
When Working with Intertek , you can expect salary and benefit package competitively placed within the local market, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and more.

Intertek is a drug-free workplace. As a condition of employment, all hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

Intertek believes that Our People are our strongest tool for success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status or on the basis of disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, or who need assistance applying, please email hr.eeo@intertek.com or call 1-877-694-8543 (option #5) to speak with a member of the HR Department.

#LI-DNIIntertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification (ATIC) solutions for our customers' operations and supply chains. Working at Intertek means joining a global network of state-of-the-art facilities and passionate people who deliver superior customer service with a purpose of bringing quality, safety, and sustainability to life.





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