Employment Opportunity: Senior Chemist, OxyChem.

Employment Opportunity: Senior Chemist, OxyChem.

Senior Chemist-00026675

Contribute. Grow. Lead…with OxyChem. Looking for a challenge? Desire to achieve your true potential? OxyChem is a growing, action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturing company continually striving to be the best in the business while staying focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and will continue to be our people.

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride. OxyChem’s market position is among the top three producers in the United States in 2021 for the principal products it manufactures and markets. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

In a fast-paced industry that demands precision, we create a supportive workplace where the safety and well-being of our employees are paramount. We are committed to rewarding top performers, offering very competitive pay and benefits, and providing tremendous career development opportunities. We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Senior Analytical Chemist within our plant located in Ludington, Michigan.

Essential Functions

Functions that must be performed in order to fulfill Primary Function stated above include:

  • Initiates and plans analytical method development, and validation to support product and raw material specifications, environmental permit monitoring requirements and process monitoring analysis.
  • Fulfill all supervisory responsibilities for lab personnel.
  • Coordinates and plans nonroutine analysis to support manufacturing process troubleshooting efforts with regard to customer concerns, and assists in interpreting the results.
  • Coordinates and plans nonroutine analysis to support TS&D efforts in customer process troubleshooting, product typical properties reports and competitor analysis.
  • Coordinates and plans nonroutine analysis associated with environmental unplanned events.
  • Technical resource for lab technicians.
  • Maintains service contracts on analytical instrumentation.
  • Writes and implements operating discipline for new analytical methods and instruments.
  • Maintains a quality assurance program for the lab.
  • Core User for OxyLIMS.
  • Reactive chemicals reviewer for the management of change process.
  • Backup for the SQF Practioner and FDA Qualified Person roles for the business.
  • Must be able to work with others in a self-directed workforce environment.  Teamwork is an essential competency.
  • Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
  • Actively support plant and corporate HESS safety programs, objectives, and expectations.
  • Follows the Ludington Guiding Principles.
  • Supports the Food Safety Program and Quality Program. Adheres to FDA requirements.

Subject to applicable law, Occidental requires all U.S. based new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Education/Certification Requirements

Pre-employment Requirement

  • Bachelor Degree in Chemistry with 5-10 years technically related work experience is required.
  • Knowledge of statistics is desirable.

Other Requirements

  • Certified in FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food


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Primary Location

United States-Michigan-Ludington





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