KIK Custom Products

Routine Lab Analyst

2 weeks ago
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COMPANY: As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 19 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America and over $1 billion in sales; KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America's largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP's product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP's in-house technical expertise and value-added services.


KIK Consumer Brands – Pool Division KIK’s Pool Additives Division (“Pool”) is a leading player in North America and key international markets with a broad brand and product portfolio spanning both the Mass and Specialty Retailer channels. We are well known for our Clorox® Pool&Spa™ products in the North American Mass channel, our BioGuard® brand in the North American, Australian and South Africa Specialty channel, and our Bayrol brand across Europe. Our multi-functional product formulations and innovative water testing innovations allow pool owners to safely and easily enjoy their backyard retreat.


At this time, we have an opening in our Lake Charles, Facility for Routnie Lab Analyst.


Essential Job Functions

Summary of Description:

The function of the Laboratory Analyst job is to perform process samples analysis.  The results of these analyses are used by Production personnel to make decisions necessary to maintain optimum running conditions in the plant. Continuous and accurate product analysis insures that our product meets all quality specifications so that we fulfill our customers’ expectations.


This is a rotating 12 hour shift position.  


Key Responsibilities and Tasks


Know and properly use all personal safety laboratory equipment

    • (goggles, respirators, gloves, clothing, etc.)
    • Know and properly use all laboratory safety equipment (hoods, fire extinguishers, showers, eyewash fountains, etc.)
    • Know and follow all Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) regulations.
    • Handle all chemicals properly.
    • Handle glassware, laboratory hardware and equipment properly.
    • Be knowledgeable of and comply with all Federal, State, local, and chemical and hazardous waste disposal procedures.

Follow proper procedures for housekeeping and maintenance of laboratory.

    • Maintain a clean and safe laboratory working environment.
    • Clean store glassware properly.
    • Inventory and order chemicals and supplies.
    • Perform routine maintenance and calibration on laboratory equipment.

      Apply and understand mathematical calculations.

    • Perform routine calculations in basic mathematics and algebra.
    • Know the technique of dimensional analysis; be able to convert metric to English units and English to metric.
    • Calculate and express chemical concentrations (percentage by weight, percentage by volume, parts per million, etc.).

Operate conventional laboratory equipment.

    • Perform mass measurements using all types of balances.
    • Perform volume measurements using volumetric equipment.
    • Assemble laboratory glassware equipment (distillation, extractions, reflux, etc.) properly.
    • Use compressed gas cylinders, regulators, fittings, etc., correctly.
    • Operate general laboratory equipment (balances, pH meters, vacuum pumps, etc.) properly.
    • Operate analytical instrumentation (spectrophotometers, gas chromatographs, etc.) properly.



Education and Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma and/or Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, or an equivalent Degree or a high school diploma with 2 years as a Lab Analyst in a chemical manufacturing facility.
  • The ability to react with urgency to achieve objectives and deadlines despite obstacles and time pressures. 
  • Safety Driven Individual, with excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work cross-functionally with other departments. 
  • Proficient with computers and software; SAP, MS Office, Excel, etc.
  • Logistics skills in planning, organizing and record keeping.
  • Be able to communicate with different levels of management, production Engineers, operators, product warehouse personnel, maintenance personnel, and other laboratory technicians.
  • Maintain a laboratory notebook properly.


A Career with KIK Offers:


KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match.  


Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.



KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, age, religion, sex, or national origin.



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