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Chemical Analyst

Job Category:  Quality
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Blair, NE, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2093

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.


Corbion is seeking an Chemical Analyst located in Blair, NE who will report to the QA,QC Supervisor and will be responsible for the testing/approval of products (in-process and final), packaging supplies and raw materials. Other responsibilities include maintaining test methods and calibration of laboratory instruments and test method validation.

The position requires the ability to work independently.  Duties and responsibilities may vary slightly at lactic acid and derivative production sites depending on instrumentation in the respective laboratory.




  • Review documentation and update procedures relating to operations, supply chain, & quality control/assurance, including but not limited to receiving, testing, & shipping in order to ensure product quality, traceability, and customer satisfaction.
  • Analyze raw materials, in-process, final product, customer samples to ensure product quality standards are met.
  • Advise and support operations and supply chain in order to ensure right the first time and improve the customer quality index.
  • Provide support to the engineering and technology team and other departments to assist with new product developments and process improvements while maintaining product integrity.
  • Complete OSHA required safety training to ensure safety knowledge is kept current and ensure safety section of test methods is accurate.
  • Calibrate, monitor (with documentation), and troubleshoot instrumentation to ensure communication of accurate testing results to internal and external customers.
  • Use appropriate systems to order materials to ensure the availability of necessary supplies and chemicals.
  • Provide initial and update training to operations personnel to ensure the accuracy of in-process testing completed by technicians.
  • Train peers in the appropriate procedures and practices to ensure consistent and accurate testing results.
  • Write, validate, and update test methods to ensure test methods are accurate and up to date.
  • Maintain a clean work environment within the labs to prevent sample contamination and facilitate a safe and efficient environment.
  • Executes QESH standards per defined roles and responsibilities to ensure personal and product safety and quality.
  • Performs within the guidelines of all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), Security measures, Housekeeping, Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP), all quality, regulatory, environmental, safety and health guidelines and regulations.  These standards are used in all daily activities to ensure product safety and quality are in compliance. 


  • General Working Environment
    • Chemical Analysts are required to work in a laboratory; with some tasks taking place inside of and outside of the plant.   
    • Chemical Analysts will take samples of products, perform testing and advise on batch adjustments and will have to wear the appropriate PPE including but not limited to hard hats, safety glasses, safety boots, chemical suits, face-shields, rubber gloves and uniform clothing.
    • Temperature inside and outside the facility will range between -15oF and 120oF depending on location and the activities involved
  • Usual Physical Activities  
  • Prolonged Standing, 20% of the time
  • Walks extensively, 20% of the time
  • Kneels, occasionally
  • Able to climb, occasionally
  • Bends, repetitively
  • Squatting, repetitively
  • Reaches above and below the shoulders,
  • Traverses multiple plant levels via stairs, frequently
  • Corrected vision, speaking ability, and hearing are usually involved in performing written and verbal job functions.




  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a chemical analyst in a food or pharmaceutical facility with similar applications is preferred.
  • Wet chemistry knowledge is required.
  • High Pressure Liquid Chromatography and Inductively Coupled Plasma experience is a plus.
  • Equipment experience preferred – pH meter, colorimeter, automated titrator, capillary electrophoresis, refractometer, densitometer, autoclave, and microbiological apparatus.
  •  Emphasis on multi-tasking and prioritizing.
  • Interpersonal, communication & organization skills
  • BA or BS degree in a Chemistry or Biochemistry discipline and some experience in food or pharmaceutical processing.


About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2020, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 986.5 million and has a workforce of over 2250 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information: www.corbion.com


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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