Element Materials Technology

Chemist - GC/GCMS

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Fe Springs


Element has an opportunity for a Chemist to join our growing team. This Chemist main responsibility is to assist the pharmaceutical department in testing, sample preparation and preparation of test reports.


The Chemist is responsible for performing testing in a pharmaceutical Quality Control laboratory. All work will be conducted in accordance with standard operating procedures and test methods. This includes performing testing on raw materials, pharmaceutical products, medical devices and other samples as needed. Execute compendia method validation, method transfers and routine testing to meet client requirements and in accordance to regulatory and company guidelines. Set up and confirm suitable operation of equipment and instrumentation. Collect data and generate/report results in accordance with governing test methods and SOP’s.


  • Performs analytical testing of incoming raw materials, release testing of pharmaceutical products and medical devices using GC, GC-MS, HPLC/UPLC, IC, FT-IR, and other state of the art instrumentation and methodologies
  • Conducts testing as per applicable regulatory and company guidelines
  • Assists in the execution of method development, transfers, verification and validation as per applicable USP, ICH, and company standards
  • Ensures all documentation produced is in compliance with cGMP standards
  • Keep accurate, legible, complete, defensible, and complete records of all experiments and observations
  • Follow all Quality SOPs and regulatory requirements
  • Assist in audit preparedness and for participating in quality audits with FDA, other Regulatory Agencies, and customers, as needed
  • Ensures work is in compliance with all state and federal regulations, including but not limited to GMP, DEA, FDA, etc.
  • Informs supervisor of the status of assignment, problems, or difficulties in a timely manner
  • Review and follow client requests
  • Assist with keeping well-maintained and clean laboratories
  • Exhibit a high level of safety awareness and conduct lab operations in a safe manner
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills / Qualifications

  • Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, or related field with 1-4 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry or other cGMP regulated environments
  • Knowledge of analytical instrumentation including FT-IR, HPLC, GC, GCMS, IC preferred
  • Understanding of good laboratory practices and analytical techniques
  • Meticulous, detail oriented, punctual and willing to switch shift as needed
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Problem solving skills
  • Able to perform work under cGMP environment
  • Ability to write clear and concise technical reports
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal Excellent skills with Microsoft Office Suite of
  • Products (Power Point, Word and Excel)

Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration business in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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