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Analyst II - Contingent

Nestle Purina PetCare

Last Updated: 5/07/21

Job Description

Analyst II - Contingent Job Description


Position is located in St. Louis, MO. Local Candidates will be considered.


This is a team within Nestle Purina's Analytical Labs that does inorganic testing for pet food and human food products. This team receives samples from Purina's own manufacturing plants, as well as external clients looking to identify inorganic compounds in their products. This team also supports the manufacturing for Nestle Purina PetCare for our ingredients, to confirm ingredients before they are used in manufacturing.

This position will be responsible for performing analytical testing of but not limited to finish products, in-process samples, stability samples, raw ingredient samples. Take initiative to work with others to learn instrumentation and become independent on tasked methods from start to finish.

Performing laboratory experiments and testing independently or with other team members as instructed
• Work and help provide for a safe work environment
• Maintain laboratory space, equipment and inventory in an appropriate and professional manner
• Accurately process, report, and approve data
• Ability to efficiently and accurately independently perform and manage several tests
• Demonstrates excellent attention to detail, proactive planning and ability to organize and carry out tasks with quality in a timely fashion
• Takes initiative in delivering results on time and responding to needs of the team
• Responds to direction as provided and follows established maintenance of notebook records and documentation standards
Perform and document all aspects of the laboratory’s Quality Assurance plan
Assist in continuous improvement activities

- Participate in training for new tasks when requested by supervisor
- Take initiative to request addition training needed to perform at peak level within task scope

Bachelor’s degree in science related field preferred (or working towards/has college level chemistry course work)

Experience (Years/Type):
0-5 years relevant analytical Chemistry experience, preferably in Lab testing environment or Quality Control

Non-required Skills:
Analytical instrumentation experience such as Atomic Absorption, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, UV/Vis, Continuous Flow analyzers
Experience troubleshooting of assay and equipment issues
Understanding of basic statistics
Required Skills:
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well orally and in writing
Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment with changing priorities
Ability to work independently
Proficient in MS Office and lab-based data management systems including Excel


Position is located in St. Louis, MO. Local Candidates will be considered.

Job: Analyst II - Contingent Primary Location: Saint Louis, MO US Other Location: Career Area: Nestle Purina PetCare Company

Company Details

Nestle Purina PetCare

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Nestlé Purina PetCare has been advancing pet nutrition for over 80 years. Our team of over 18,000 employees and 400 scientists, including nutritionists, aim to develop products that deliver comprehensive nutrition to help ensure the long healthy lives of pets and make discoveries that can further enhance the lives of pets everywhere. Nestlé Purina is focused on delivering world-class products with...