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Associate Chemist 1 (Night Shift with Alternate Weekends, 6:30pm - 7:00am EST)

Union, Ohio
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people's health. We're always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Abbott's Nutrition Division develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands - including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® - to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

With state-of-the-art equipment and advanced automation, Abbott's Tipp City, Ohio, facility was named Food Engineering Magazine's 2017 Plant of the Year. Working here, you'll feel part of a family - a family of 275 that works together to help nourish the world.



At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Fast paced work environment where your safety is our priority

  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs, Medical Benefits start Day 1

  • Vacation - 3 weeks accrued vacation (1st year is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays

  • Company Paid Pension Plan

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match of 5%

  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor's degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities


Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: 



The Associate Chemist I (3RD Shift (Night Shift) + Alternate Weekends; 6:30pm - 7:00am EST) position is responsible for performing analytical testing on raw ingredients, in-process and finished product and plant utilities for our Tipp City, Ohio location. The position is based on-site (Tipp City, Ohio). . This includes testing for release of product to manufacturing for further processing, filling and finishing. This is an entry-level position, with ability for career growth within the Quality Lab and Microbiology Lab. Relocation is unavailable.

  • Conduct raw ingredient analysis - Includes simple titrations, identity, sediment testing, etc.

  • Conduct in-process and finished product testing including: Vitamin analysis, protein analysis, mineral analysis, fat by Mojonnier extraction technique and CEM Hybrid Determination Trac, total solids determination, Iodide and chloride testing, vitamin C testing, mineral analysis, choline determination, lactose and fatty acid profiles by Gas Chromatography     

  • Perform Standardization for test and check can (preparation, sterilization and evaluation of test and check can), KOH, potassium citrate, citric acid and final water calculations and physical tests such as pH, viscosity, grain color, sensory evaluation

  • Make batch adjustments by generating appropriate documentation for batch corrections and optimizations. Make batch calculations by generation and distribution of work orders and associated controlled documentation.

  • Conduct special testing required under an Interim Operating Procedure or any testing required under certification or validation protocols and assist in investigations into testing problems as required under the Retest Policy

  • Observe all safety rules and regulations. Report incidents, near misses chemical spills in the proper manner to crew leader and/or supervisor. 

  • Complete project work as assigned by supervision and management. This may include troubleshooting and maintenance of analytical equipment and test methods, maintaining related documentation, coordinating efforts with vendors/plant/Division personnel, developing appropriate training classes.

  • Responsible for maintaining an adequate inventory of all supplies related to the analytical laboratory. Responsible for training new chemists on all laboratory operations which includes methods, procedures, documentation, maintenance and safety.

  • Conduct control sample analysis to determine validity of concurrent testing per method, water testing of minerals and volatile organic contaminants, Clean in place (CIP) Residual testing, testing of compressed gases for moisture and hydrocarbons, daily flavor and aroma of oils and weekly peroxide testing of oils, and complete any associated documentation and housekeeping responsibilities. Complete Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly standardization, maintenance, system suit abilities and testing.




The hourly pay for this position is $20.00/hour USD.

This is a Night Shift (3rd Shift) position from 6:30 pm to 7:00 am EST, and allows you to have every other weekend off.

Orientation will be during Day Shift (1st Shift) hours.


Schedule Example (ONLY after orientation is complete):


Week 1: Monday: 12 hours, Tuesday: 12 hours, Wednesday: OFF, Thursday: OFF, Friday: 12 hours, Saturday: 12 hours, Sunday: 12 hours 


Week 2:  Monday: OFF, Tuesday: OFF, Wednesday: 12 hours, Thursday: 12 hours, Friday: OFF, Saturday: OFF, Sunday: OFF 


Week 3:  Monday: 12 hours, Tuesday: 12 hours, Wednesday: OFF, Thursday: OFF, Friday: 12 hours, Saturday: 12 hours, Sunday: 12 hours 



  • High School Diploma or GED, and both a college math course and college science course

  • Physical requirements for lifting and pushing 20-25 lbs. in addition to normal laboratory work



  • Bachelor's Degree of Science, with a preference for Chemistry, or a related discipline

  • Able to follow verbal instructions, recognize signs, follow written directions, prepare simple reports, read and record gauge and display readings and use knowledge of chemistry acquired through formal education with moderate assistance from supervisor

  • Mathematics knowledge would include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, proportions, and basic keyboard skills

  • Computer skills and statistical comprehension knowledge

  • Effectively communicate with other chemists, operators, crew leaders and management with varying levels of education and experience. Also recognizing the sometimes conflicting roles of manufacturing and quality assurance, and the ability to maintain clear priorities, while adhering to compliance at all times

  • Able to effectively train new chemists on all procedures and methods in the laboratories. This position requires a high level of flexibility, adaptability and personal accountability due to the type and timing of the work involved.

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* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.


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Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity and a Military/Veteran Friendly employer.

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  • Job Reference: 707210709-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Abbott Laboratories
  • Location: Union, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent