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Rocky Mountain Soap Company SENIOR CHEMIST in Canmore, Alberta

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US...

At Rocky Mountain Soap, we are PASSIONATE about everything NATURAL! For over 20 years, we have been crafting natural recipes right in the Rocky Mountains with one goal in mind... to remove toxins from the world. It’s our way of feeling great about the products we put out there, supporting our community with career opportunities, sustainable initiatives, and creating natural enthusiasts across Canada! The Rocky team is at the HEART of what we do, and our team is growing. Not only do we make products that are good for you, we want people that want to make a difference too. If you love a healthy planet, care about natural ingredients, and want to work in a fun, inclusive environment, then the Rocky family might be the right fit for you!

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking an accomplished Senior Chemist to work in our Canmore, Alberta workshop to provide research leadership in the discovery, development, and evaluation of innovative formulations for the purpose of translating novel concepts to finished products. The Senior Chemist will develop and implement detailed, often complex, formulation Research & Development (R&D) programs for various Natural cosmetics and Natural Health Product categories, consistent with approved business cases. Reporting to the Director R&D, the Senior Chemist works in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with other chemists, and the leadership of RMSC Research & Development team and other groups including Product Development, Production, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Finance and Retail.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Develop and/or perform all formulation requirements on new formulas; including the creation of theoretical formulation, bench mix development, product description/formulation sheets, lab tests, stability testing/monitoring, color verification, etc.

  • Formula reverse engineering and product benchmarking

  • Coordinate Technology Transfer from R&D to manufacturing by conducting laboratory-scale experiments, pilot-scale process development and scale-up to commercial production

  • Record observation on product and process characteristics during experimental trials and pre-established formulations

  • Oversee packaging usage and testing

  • Assist in the investigation of product/process deficiencies of experimental trials and recommend solutions for improvements

  • Maintain and oversee Good Laboratory Practices (lab books, materials, SRED)

  • Conduct long-term experiments to establish the physical stability of the formulation

  • Communicate all information regarding formulation, project status, raw material research, results, etc. to all appropriate individuals in R&D, Production, Finance and Procurement

  • Prepare documents pertaining to formulation, testing, Health Canada, SRED and other reports

  • Stay informed of current trends, practices or changes

    DESIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • A credited Educational background in Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Formulation Science, Polymer Science, Colloid and Surface Science, or another related field

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in pharmaceutical, nutrition or cosmetics (preferred) formulation

  • In-depth knowledge of natural products chemistry including essential oils, oils, fats, waxes, natural active molecules, minerals and their usage in cosmetic formulations

  • In depth knowledge of natural emulsion theory, colloidal chemistry, saponification reaction and reaction setting

  • Must be able to work in a highly scented environment and work with various compounds, both liquid, solid and powder

  • Work experience in: vacuum emulsifying Mixers, various soap reactors, RO water plants, powder mixers, paste mixers, distillation, Solvent extraction and basic industrial microbiology

  • In depth knowledge with cosmetic/NHP Health Canada regulations

  • Material knowledge of HDPE, PET, PVC, glass, laminated-tubes, laminates, paper, cartoons, corrugated boxes etc.

  • Extensive experience and successful track record in the design and development of various types of advanced cosmetic formulations

  • Knowledge of bar soap, liquid soap, emulsions, powder technology, natural products chemistry is an asset

  • Experience in formulating a wide range of active ingredients of natural products, and synthetics is strongly preferred

  • Knowledge of resolving complexities and variables present in production

  • Knowledge of basic marketing/finance/budgeting & simulations is an asset

  • Knowledge of applying agile methodologies in project management is an asset

    PERKS AND BENEFITS

  • A generous product discount & quarterly allowance

  • Subsidized health benefits

  • Healthy living allowance

  • Profit sharing program

  • A happy healthy work environment

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