Analytical Chemist

Owensboro KY is situated 123 miles north of Nashville, TN and 109 miles southwest of Louisville, KY
Competitive salaries and benefits, including bonding leave and 401(k)
Sep 01, 2017
Oct 01, 2017
Field of specialization
Analytical, Food, General / Technical
Work Function
Analyst, Laboratory
Job Type
Full time

Swedish Match North America LLC, a consumer packaged goods (CPG) producer and market leader of a broad assortment of smokeless tobacco products including snus and cigars, is currently seeking an Analytical Chemist for the R&D Analytical department at the Owensboro, KY manufacturing facility.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform sophisticated instrumental analysis and problem solving for product defects including Consumer Complaints, Processing Defects and Raw materials.
  • Review, interpret, and report analytical results using LIMS.
  • Define and implement procedures which improve effectiveness and productivity including laboratory automation and computerizing.
  • Manage and implement the Competitive Brands analytical process including procurement of samples, sample log in, distribution for analysis, interpretation of data and final report.
  • Perform non-routine microbiological tests on manufactured products and raw materials.
  • Perform advanced instrumental analysis on shelf-life studies, new products and competitive products in support of new product development process.
  • Perform advanced instrumental analysis on manufactured products and shelf-life studies in support of process changes and cost improvement projects.
  • Perform advanced instrumental analysis on manufactured products and shelf-life studies in support of vendor certification.
  • Maintain advanced laboratory instruments and equipment to comply with ISO 17025 Standard.
  • Procure needed laboratory supplies and maintain appropriate inventory and the ability to delegate lab supply procurement to appropriate personnel.
  • Maintain laboratory facilities to comply with ISO 17025 Standard and the ability to delegate these tasks to appropriate personnel.
  • Responsible for training and mentoring of Sr. Chemical Analysts, Chemical Analysts, and Laboratory Technicians.
  • Knowledgeable in ISO 17025 and 14001 Standard requirements.
  • Determine unknown compounds using GC/MS and UHPLC/MS.

Education: Minimum Bachelor's degree in scientific discipline such as Chemistry, Biology, related discipline or equivalent experience.

Experience: Minimum two years as a Senior Chemical Analyst or comparable position/experience. Experience within an Accredited ISO 17025 Laboratory Environment desired.

Skill/Knowledge: Must be able to effectively organize and execute special projects as well as prepare concise and accurate reports. Must have knowledge and experience with the following: 

  • Mass Spectroscopy
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy
  • Ion Chromatography
  • Methods Development & Validation
  • Microbiology
  • Microscopy
  • High Pressure Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy
  • LIMS
  • Agilent Chemstation
  • Agilent OpenLab
  • Thermo (Dionex) Chromeleon

Other: May be required to work additional/different shifts occasionally. Must be willing to work in tobacco production environment.


BENEFITS FOR NEW HIRES: Swedish Match offers highly competitive salaries, flexible benefits program, medical, dental, and vision, life insurance, bonding leave, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), paid vacation, 11 paid holidays.....And more!   An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet