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Kelly Services Chemist - Food Safety in Vancouver, Washington

Kelly scientific is currently seeking an experienced Chemist for an exciting opportunity with one of our partners at their Vancouver, Washington plant. This position assists and performs specialized and routine laboratory examinations and procedures.


  • Following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), company policies, safety policies and practices, quality standards and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

  • Ensure food safety policies are followed at all times.

  • Performing routine testing of samples for HPLC, GC, LCMS or ICPMS

  • Working with the lab supervisor to determine priority of samples before performing the following:

  • Solution preparation

  • Sample extraction

  • Instrument setup

  • Data processing

  • Result entry into LIMS

  • Performing routine instrument maintenance and troubleshoots issues.

  • Performing secondary review of data.

  • Preparing reports and summarizing large amounts of data using Excel, instrument software and LIMS.

  • Using Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Good Documentation Practices (GDP) in all laboratory activities.

  • Properly handling and disposing of laboratory hazardous waste.

  • Monitoring gas cylinders.

  • Sharing responsibility for maintaining inventory and restocking of general laboratory supplies.

  • Maintaining inventory and restocking of columns, calibration standards, routine maintenance parts/accessories and sample prep materials.

  • Logging chemicals and standards into Chemical Tracker.

  • Seeking opportunities to reduce routine laboratory costs by increased efficiency (higher throughput, decreased cost of supplies).

  • Executing projects as assigned to meet changing laboratory needs and requirements.

  • Sharing responsibility for general laboratory organization and cleanliness.

  • Communicating relevant work details to Lab Supervisor and coworkers.

  • Performing other duties as assigned.


  • BS/BA degree in Chemistry or closely related discipline

  • OR, four (4) years’ experience performing product testing in a dietary supplement, pharmaceutical or food laboratory food;

  • OR, equivalent combination of experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job.

  • At least one (1) year of experience using an HPLC, GC, LCMS or ICPMS system or other analytical instrumentation is required.

  • Experience quantifying vitamin content in food following standard procedures and testing methods is a plus.

  • Good knowledge of laboratory terminology, equipment, materials, and the techniques/procedures commonly used in the analysis of food and related products.

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.


  • Job Type: Contract-to-Hire

  • Pay: $25-28/hour, dependent on experience

  • Shift: days

  • Schedule: M-F either 6am-2:30pm or 7:30am-4pm

  • Newly hired employees will receive $2,000 sign on bonus in $1,000 increments after 6 months and 9 months completion of employment!

* For immediate consideration please send your resume to or book an interview directly on my calendar *

You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly® Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests—it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (