Position: Senior Chemist, full/half-time
This position is located at the corporate office and reports to the Director of Operations.
Position Description: The Senior Chemist shall be responsible for all laboratory operations at
DPI Global. Responsibilities shall include:
o Managing the laboratory located at the corporate facility in Porterville.
o Preparing and overseeing information contained in the Quality Assurance
Manual pertaining to company laboratory operations and the procedures and
protocols in the Laboratory Manual.
o Ensuring that all test equipment is properly calibrated and well maintained.
o Supervising laboratory technicians to ensure that they are properly trained to
run standard quality control tests and safety procedures are followed.
o Procuring laboratory supplies and chemicals and maintaining Safety Data
Sheets for laboratory chemicals.
o Maintaining proper records for all laboratory tests and ensuring that retained
samples are secured for the prescribed length of time.
o Preparing reports of laboratory testing and ensure that copies are retained for
future reference and distributed to the proper individuals at DPI Global
o Performing such tests as are necessary to ensure the quality of ingredients and
products received at DPI Global and products manufactured at or for DPI
Global, including tests which are beyond the capabilities of the laboratory
The Senior Chemist will work with the VP of Research, Director of Operations and Sales
personnel to resolve any product quality issues and shall make such tests and prepare such
reports as are necessary addressing quality problems.
The Senior Chemist will also work with the production staff to improve existing products and
develop new products as directed. The Senior Chemist will keep records and write reports
concerning these efforts.
The Senior Chemist will also perform duties within the area of expertise as may be required by
the management at DPI Global.