Senior Analytical Chemist – Dairy Manufacturing (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time


  • Excellent role for Analytical Chemist in beautiful Gippsland
  • You choose – Permanent Full-time or Contract
  • Highly respected and growing Dairy Manufacturer
  • Friendly and supportive work environment



Our client is a well known dairy processor and manufacturer. Their manufacturing facilities are based in South Gippsland, less than an hour’s drive south from Narre Warren. Due to growth, they require an Analytical Chemist to start as soon as possible.



The choice is Yours! The right person can choose to join our client as a permanent employee or as a contractor for six or twelve months with all the benefits of a permanent, full-time role (leave, public holiday etc). This is a wonderful opportunity for someone with experience in the testing of dairy products using brand new HPLCs and ICP-OES. The right person will have excellent time management skills, be proactive and exhibit a sense of urgency.

Some of the duties include:

  • Site Product Validation such as powder shelf life claims, allergen claims, ingredient claims
  • Formulation related activities such as:
  • Analysing raw materials to verify component quantity against Certificates of Analysis (C of A) (or trended expectations)
  • Entering test results for raw materials into specialised software
  • Combining a range of ingredients into a formulations to produce a specified product.
  • Monitoring (via analyses) raw materials and trending results to predict changes in components e.g. protein or minerals in raw skim milk, to proactively alter ingredient ratios to ensure finished product remains within specified limits
  • Instrument Calibration and developing test methodology manuals
  • Liaising with external Laboratories, equipment and consumable suppliers
  • Liaising with internal QA and technical teams
  • Performing ICP-EOS, and HPLC analyses as required
  • Conducting internal audits



To be successful in your application, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • An degree in analytical Chemistry or similar. Honours would be highly desirable but not necessary
  • At least five years experience working in a food or pharmaceutical laboratory or similar
  • Must have a working knowledge of ICP-OES & HPLC – method development and validation experience will be highly regarded
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Must have a pleasant personality, well organised and an excellent work ethic
  • You will be part of a dedicated and professional team, so you must be able to work as part of a team and autonomously
  • Proven time management skills and the ability to multi-task



Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter addressing the full selection criteria. If you would like to know more about this unique opportunity please call Emily on 9516 0100.



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 will be contacted for other roles.

Please Note: Unfortunately only short-listed candidates can be contacted due to high volume of applications.