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QC Chemist

KIK Custom Products Elkhart, IN Full-Time
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Who is KIK ?

KIK creates products and brands that people trust to care for themselves, their families, and their homes. KIK offers leading brands and high-quality products that care for the everyday need of the consumers. KIK is committed to a culture of performance where collaboration, agility, and responsiveness are the cornerstones of success.

KIK Personal Care is a market leading North American product developer, formulator and manufacturing partner for personal care and prestige beauty products serving global CPG companies and fast-growing asset-light brand owners. We have an extensive footprint of 8 manufacturing sites across the U.S. and Canada with a rigorous focus on quality. Our capabilities include a broad range of packaging formats (including aerosol and liquids) in multiple product categories (including hair, skin, bath and beauty, oral care, sun care and OTC). The products we make are distributed by our customers globally across all retail channels including mass, food, drug, specialty, wholesale and prestige (professional salons, spas, beauty specialty and department stores). Our goal is to always delight our customers and consumers with innovative high quality products and exceptional service.

This position is based at our Elkhart West - Plant on Superior Street in Elkhart, Indiana

Position Summary

The QC Chemist performs analyses of raw materials, batches, and finished products following specified analytical methods. Develops analytical procedures, troubleshoots, and validates laboratory methodologies and instrumentation.

Essential Job Functions
  • Conducts routine analyses of raw materials, batches, and finished products following specified analytical methods.
  • Develops analytical procedures employing various laboratory methodologies and instrumentation.
  • Maintains accuracy and reliability of all laboratory instruments. Conduct instrument calibrations as required.
  • Troubleshoots instrumentation and methodologies when mechanical or procedural difficulties occur.            
  • Validates newly developed methods to meet CGLP requirements. 
  • Performs assigned procedures for processing laboratory reports, documentation, customer paperwork, and any other clerical laboratory functions as required.
  • Investigates customer complaints and internal technical services problems, reports findings, and recommends solution(s).
  • Able to perform analysis using HPLC, GC, FTIR, UV-Vis, AA, wet chemistry, and numerous other analytical methodologies/ techniques.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of all KIK and customer procedures, requirements, and CGMP’s/CGLP’s.
  • Bachelor Degree required
  • Minimum 1 year related experience
  • Experience with HPLC and GC
  • Enjoys bench work

Thank you for your interest and consideration of a career with KIK!


KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to seeking diversity in its workforce by attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified candidates and employees without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, ethnic or national origin, marital or familial status, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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