Production Chemist – Agricultural Products (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Excellent Career Opportunity for an Experienced Production Chemist
  • Join a Global Company and Enjoy the Benefits on Offer
  • Friendly and Supportive Work Environment with State of the Art Facilities



Our client is a Global Player with manufacturing and marketing operations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Americas and Europe selling products in more than 100 countries around the world. The Australian manufacturing business focusses on crop protection products designed to perform in Australian conditions. With an extensive network of Regional Service Centres in key agricultural areas, our client can provide excellent service to all clients regardless of their location.



Reporting to the Quality Manager, the Production Chemist will support the Company’s Agricultural Chemical business by providing analytical testing services to the manufacturing operations of the plant.

Some of the tasks will include:

  • QA/QC analytical testing of finished products, raw materials, in-process materials, and environmental samples to support plant operations
  • Full responsibility for the analytical test results reported
  • Awareness of Production Schedule to effectively prioritise workloads in order to timely provide services to areas of high priority
  • Method improvement/evaluation
  • Analytical support for process improvement trials, product quality investigations and product rework and stability trials
  • Project work as required under the direction of the Senior Chemist
  • Troubleshooting of day to day issues within the production environment
  • Maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment used to perform analytical tests
  • Compliance with the site requirements relating to Quality, Safety & Health practices and procedures of the plant
  • Participation in continuous improvement projects
  • Technical support to the production team including troubleshooting quality and production issues, NPI and TTM and continuous improvement activities
  • Ensuring all necessary QA/QC documentation is accurate and produced in a timely fashion.



“We are looking for an enthusiastic production chemist who can work towards agreed targets and time lines without the need for close supervision!”

This role requires a person with experience in the Quality Control and Quality Assurance of products in a manufacturing environment.

To be successful in your application, you must have at least 5 years’ experience operating and troubleshooting laboratory instruments including Gas Chromatography (GCs) and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLCs) and possess a good understanding of quality standards.

Experience in Quality Assurance including preparation of QA documents, QA checks and auditing is a must.

An awareness of safe handling and the use and disposal of laboratory chemicals will also be required.

Other requirements include:

  • A good understanding of manufacturing and production operations
  • A demonstrated understanding of analytical methods and reports
  • Must be a team player with a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment as well as autonomously
  • Ability to think clearly and logically in a challenging environment as well as trouble shoot and solve technical problems
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills with attention to detail whilst able to multi-task and prioritise
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • You must be a positive person with a proactive and professional attitude
  • A good work ethic and able to liaise with a variety of people at all levels
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel and Word is required as well as good report writing skills
  • Highly motivated, you must be someone who is looking for a long term career opportunity and committed to growing with the company



Our client’s success has been built around the attitude of its people. They invest heavily in selecting and developing the right people to meet their clients’ needs. The successful candidate will reinforce this principal and will be rewarded with an attractive salary package including superannuation and medical benefits.



Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter in Word Format addressing the full selection criteria. For a confidential discussion, please call Helen at CS Executive Group on 03 9516 0100 during office hours and on 0438 620 434 after hours.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we cannot contact all candidates. Please note, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you may be contacted for other similar roles.