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QC/QA Analyst at Ashland, LLC in Assonet, Massachusetts

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

ISP Freetown Fine Chemicals Inc

Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?

Are you always solving?

Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.

Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a QC/QA Analyst I to join our  Ashland Specialty Ingredients business at our Assonet, MA location. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Quality function. This position will report to the QC Laboratory Manager.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performs a variety of routine tests or experiments within parameters defined by supervisors.  Observes and adjusts variables as necessary. 

  • Operates a wide range of analytical equipment including GC’s, HPLC’s, FTIR, UV/Vis spectrometer, auto-titrators, particle size analyzers, viscometers, pH meters, Nitrogen Analyzers etc. 

  • Provides analytical support to production operations and becomes familiar with basic process chemistries to put analytical testing into the proper context.

  • May perform tests and experiments of a non-routine nature in response to various production situations or in accordance with supervisors’ instructions.

  • Demonstrates basic competence in experimental techniques. 

  • Conducts all observations and adjusts variables as instructed making a variety of specified measurements and manipulations as necessary. 

  • Recognizes irregularities in equipment, tests, and experiments, bringing them to the attention of the supervisor. 

  • May perform minor adjustments and repairs of instruments, mostly under the guidance of the supervisor.

  • Summarizes results using appropriate mathematical techniques, maintaining data in appropriate form for interpretation by supervisors. 

  • Maintains complete record of work. 

  • Provides data for formal reports composed by supervisors.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • Bachelors Degree in Chemistry or related field with 0-2 yrs experience.

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions; detail oriented.

  • Ability to analyze problems.

  • Ability to recognize the cause of inconsistent or unexpected analytical results.

  • Ability to learn or a basic knowledge of LIMS, various analytical instrument software and other databases.

  • Proficient with MS Word and Excel.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Must work a rotating shift schedule (Dupont) (7:00 am to 7:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 7:00 am), including varying weekends and holidays

The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • Knowledge or experience with Six Sigma and 5S methodology

  • Willingness to work overtime as needed

In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland LLC. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharmaceutical. Visit to see the innovations we offer.
At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.
Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.
Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.



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