Leprino Foods Company Chemist, Analytical in Denver, Colorado

Leprino FoodsLeprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is anEEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/VeteranUS-CO-DenverRequisition ID 2018-2997# of Openings 1Category Portal Searching Quality & Food SafetyOverviewLeprino Foods' history dates back over 65 years, when Jim Leprino firststarted making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries inthe Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We've grown a bit since then.Today, Leprino is the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in theworld, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and theLeprino family, our sights are set to be the "World's Best Dairy Foodand Ingredient Company." To help us achieve that daring vision, we'relooking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated individual who is thebest at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early1950s have now grown to over 4,300 employees throughout 16 global locations.Will you join us on our journey?For our Denver, CO corporate headquarters we are seeking a AnalyticalChemist on our Laboratory Services team to continue moving our organization toeven larger levels of product innovation, quality, and food safety. Wetake pride in our vision to be "world's best", it's why we workharder, invest more, and continually innovate.ResponsibilitiesWhat Does the Work Look Like? The right candidate will perform chemical testing on manufacturedproducts, purchased products, and environmental samples in a timely andaccurate manner. In addition, you will support the Chemistry and Global R&D teams byproviding overall lab support, acting as a dependable and accurate technicalresource, and sharing knowledge and new ideas to continuously improve thecompa 55% of your responsibility will be in Chemistry Testing - includingperforming analytical chemical testing accurately, safely, efficiently,and in a timely manner. 15% responsibility for supporting the Lab by testing requirements forsample preparation, quality control checks, and sample and supply receiving. 20% of the time you will act as a technical resource bytroubleshooting non-compliance testing, provide internal customer service byworking with other teams and identifying potential improvements, providetraining in analytical chemistry, building technical expertise byresearching new scientific practices. 10% responsibility in serving as a sought-after leader by providinghigh technical support and functional leadership to the lab floor includingserving as the project lead by coordinating technical/research projects andresources. We're asking of you to turn your passion into impact. At Leprino weare dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourishmillions of families around the world. It's a big responsibility and we hopeyou're up for it. The right candidate will accept a challenging environment where solvingproblems, continuous learning, and a high technical capability is thenorm, not the exception. Take ownership of your career - it's yours togrow if you're willing to put the work in. And last but not least: Be humble, inquisitive, patient,collaborative, tenacious, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.QualificationsThe Right Candidate Will Have (Minimum Qualifications): A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry. At least two years of experience in analytical chemistry. Proficient knowledge of chemistry concepts, principles, and theories.We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications): A Master's degree in a Chemistry discipline. Four years of experience as an analytical chemist. Experience in food chemistry and analysis.Offering You In Return: The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for thelong-term. Leprino couldn't be where it is today without our incredibleworkforce. That's why we share in our success together by rewarding you foryour hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with Leprino isour ultimate goal. Thro