Danaher Corporation Analytical Chemist I - Phenova in Golden, Colorado

Danaher Company Description
Phenova is a leading reference materials provider in the fields of environmental monitoring, water quality, water treatment, food and beverage quality control, and cannabis testing. We operate leading proficiency testing programs and manufacture high precision certified reference materials for instrument calibration and control. As a subsidiary of Phenomenex focused on providing high quality chemical reference materials for the analytical laboratory, one of our primary objectives is to help scientists improve global health and well-being.


The Analytical Chemist position will work with Management, the Chemistry Operations Group, and the Service Quality Group, to continuously monitor, evaluate, revise and improve work procedures, processes, and systems to ensure best practices that result in a safe work environment, improved productivity and the highest level of quality for manufactured products in our industry.

The individual in filling this role will be a champion for product quality in the organization, understand how the quality of our manufactured products impacts our customers and will ensure that product quality for all finished goods exceeds customer expectations. The individual will be responsible for manufacturing and analytical verification of products, as well as data review and continuous improvement objectives associated with those products.

The Analytical Chemist I should also strive to achieve the following:

  • Understand the manufacturing and analytical quality control procedure for each product

  • Identify conditions that hinder the production and analytical verification of all products in a manner that is efficient, effective, and ensures the highest level of safety and quality

  • Evaluate and continuously improve procedures to drive gains in productivity and product quality

  • Ensure that work procedures and SOP’s are continuously updated to reflect best practices and that team members are following the work procedures properly and consistently

  • Develop, validate, and implement new or improved analytical procedures for existing and newly developed products

  • Develop and author new work procedures and SOP’s as new products are developed and commercialized

  • Ensure interdepartmental communication related to changes or revisions in work procedures and SOP’s

  • Cross-train with colleagues on manufacturing and analytical procedures to achieve a high level of competency in the manufacturing and analytical verification of all products

  • Understand and apply the company’s Quality System and ensure compliance with all quality system certifications and accreditations. Assist in regular internal quality audits and external quality audits

  • Work with the Safety Committee and team members to ensure a safe work environment and to monitor training requirements and adherence to safety policies

  • Perform routine calibration and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation, tools, and supplies

  • Be a technical resource for customers, accreditation agencies and sister companies as needed

Participate in additional activities and responsibilities as required


Required Skills and Abilities

  • B.S. in Chemistry or related field and 2 years analytical laboratory experience

  • Knowledge of chemical characteristics and standard methods for the analysis of environmental samples

  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of laboratory quality assurance and quality control

  • Knowledge of laboratory safety practices and procedures

  • Knowledge of computer based laboratory information management systems and data management and processing techniques

  • Excellent time management skills, work ethic, and positive attitude

  • The ability to work as part of a team and contribute to the progress of the company

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and industrial solutions. Our globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.5B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Organization: Phenomenex
Job Function: Manufacturing & Operations
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-CO-Golden
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: PHE000259