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DATE ADDED: Sat 29/09/2018

Quality Control Chemist

Sylacauga, USA


Job Description

Hocking International Laboratories has been in business for 40 years and continues to grow! We are one of the leading chemical manufacturers in the U.S., engaged in manufacturing a wide range of products used on golf courses and in the agriculture industry. Some of our activities include R&D and custom packaging of products. Hocking fosters the family environment, and cares about the well-being of all our team members.


Responsible for the consistency and quality of manufactured product from a chemical standpoint. 

Position is part-time (approximately 30 hours): Monday to Friday, 3 pm - 9 pm or 4 pm - 10 pm.


  • Provide manufacturing/production assistance/guidance; identify process improvements to enhance production.

  • Ensure product quality and inventory utilization by assisting appropriate personnel to confirm that product specifications are met consistently and partials, obsolete, and quarantined materials are fully utilized.  Cross reference and rework distressed/returned products into new batches.

  • Assure timely response to raw material acceptance/rejection testing requirements.

  • Author detailed analytical and research reports for completed projects and communicate this information to customers and company sales/service personnel in a timely fashion meeting expected timeliness.

  • Validate analytical methods for both in-house and field-testing analysis.

  • Ability to color-match batches, perform trouble-shooting, investigate out-of-specifications.

  • Able to operate and interpret data on various analytical instruments such as but not limited to: FT-IR (infrared spectroscopy), DMA (dynamic mechanical analyzer), GC/MS (gas chromatography/mass spectrometry), HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography), UV-Vis (spectroscopy) and various rheological and pH testers.

  • Identifies, calibrates and maintains instruments, equipment and lab supplies.

  • Flexible and willing to perform other duties as needed (fill lab batched into components, prepare evaluation sheets, and prepare labels.


Education and Experience:

  • An Associate's degree in Chemistry or another related field preferred.

  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a lab setting.

  • Able to troubleshoot quality issues and determine locus of failure and corrective actions efficiently.

  • Excellent knowledge and experience with analytical instruments.

  • Must have excellent computer and analytical skills.

  • Excellent communication both oral and written; excellent English grammar and writing skills.

  • Must be detail oriented and well organized.  Must be able to maintain a neat and orderly laboratory.

  • The ability to manage multiple, detailed projects in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.


  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend and lift up to 50 pounds.


  • Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to the typical office environment.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental and vison insurance (eligible after two months of employment)

  • Company sponsored short term disability and life insurance

  • Paid Time Off: Vacation days, sick days and 8 holidays

  • 401k retirement savings with company match!

If interested in this opportunity, please respond with your resume!

Company Description
Hocking International Laboratories has been in business for over 40 years and continues to grow! We are one of the leading specialty chemical manufacturers in the U.S., engaged in manufacturing a wide range of crop nutrition products for the agriculture and T&O industries. Our services include R&D, custom formulation, packaging and distribution of specialty products for our customers. Hocking is a private, family-owned company, and is dedicated to the well-being and satisfaction of all our team members.

Role: Quality Control Chemist
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Location: Sylacauga,

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