Chemist 1

Essential Job Functions

As Chemist 1 you will provide technical support which will facilitate efficient and effective laboratory functionality as well as conduct basic chemical experimentation and tasks supporting TKI chemists and customers.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Religiously follow laboratory and other company safety procedures including the constant proper use of appropriate PPE and the practice of “good housekeeping” standards.
  • Perform analyses and experiments in the lab.
  • Be responsible for data quality and method integrity.
  • Maintain a working knowledge/understanding of the operation of lab equipment and the computer programs associated with all lab equipment.
  • Resolve problems by examining and evaluating data to select corrective steps.
  • Keep a daily log and retain other lab records as instructed.
  • Timely prepare written documents as required to report test results.
  • Maintain equipment record books.
  • Assist in tracking and maintaining the inventory of lab supplies.
  • Keep equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns and performing preventative maintenance.
  • Take pleasure in working with customers, chemists, engineers, sales staff, technicians, production, and management.
  • Be flexible and open to change on short notice and work extra hours as required.
  • Perform the required duties under stressful conditions.
  • Stay motivated and perform duties with limited supervision.
  • Strive to comprehend and carry out detailed instructions.




Skills & Knowledge Required

  • BS Degree in a science discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Familiarity with wet chemistry, titrations, experimental design and the ability to learn new techniques and the curiosity to contribute to new ideas and ways of working.
  • Familiarity with analytical instrumentation such as Agilent GC systems, Dionex ion chromatography, and Waters HPLC.
  • An understanding of chemical lab principles and the ability and desire to learn new techniques and chemistries in support of TKI chemistry and applications
  • Ability to understand, trouble-shoot, and repair mechanical and electronic apparatus.



Key Relations:

  • QC, MPR and TKI Innovation Center employees
  • Sales and Marketing team
  • Operations

Key Metrics Areas:

  • Safety performance and adherence to standards, procedures and overall cleanliness.
  • Productivity and efficient use of time.
  • Accuracy of lab results and consistent demonstration of understanding and knowledge of TKI chemistry processes and services.



Company Description:

Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc., is a company of diverse businesses unified by shared values and vision. We serve the agriculture, mining, industrial and water reclamation markets with a broad range of products and technologies, worldwide. Serving these customers well is a passion and a commitment-one which the people of TKI find rewarding, empowering and meaningful.

If you want the work you do to make a positive impact on the world in which we live, working alongside innovative, quality-focused people of vision, then TKI is the right place for you.

Why join TKI:

  • Work/life balance
  • Fun and rewarding environment
  • Learning, development and team work
  • Community involvement/outreach
  • Challenging and meaningful work

Benefits & Rewards:

  • Medical-Dental-Vision-Prescription (low employee premiums!)
  • 401k Plan with dollar for dollar matching, up to the first 5% of employee contribution
  • 401k Company Retirement Contribution at year-end, equal to 4% of annual base salary
  • Short-Term Incentive awards based on measured performance criteria
  • Life Insurance – 2x Annual Base Salary
  • Paid vacation & sick time & 10 paid holidays per year
  • Tuition Reimbursement- up to $5,000 per calendar year- Non Taxable
  • Adoption Assistance-up to $7,500 in reimbursement assistance
  • Business Travel Life & Accident Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Telemedicine program - for you and your dependents
  • Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Company referral program