QC Analytical Chemist II

Melaleuca, Inc.

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Idaho Falls, ID

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Company Profile

"Enhancing the Lives of Those We Touch by Helping People Reach Their Goals"


Melaleuca has firmly supported this mission statement since our humble beginning in 1985. Our focus has always been on environmental wellness. Melaleuca is a manufacturer and distributor of over 450 products focused on health and wellness.  We have achieved consistent and profitable growth with our annual revenues exceeding $2.5 billion dollars end of year in 2020.  Melaleuca is a debt-free company with a 30-year history of success. By selling effective, high quality, natural, health-oriented products that help people live more vibrant, healthier, and happier lives, Melaleuca is positioned to grow even more rapidly in upcoming years.

To help keep up with this growth we are looking for an outstanding Analytical Chemist.


The Analytical Chemist will independently author and execute method development/validation protocols or reports, instrument qualifications and finalized procedures.

Essential duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to him/herself or others.


Under minimal supervision:


  • Accurately documents work in laboratory notebooks and instrument logbooks
  • Designs and executes method development and validation studies using Design of Experiments and other advanced statistical techniques
  • Leads suspected-out-of-specification investigations
  • Performs and documents monthly and yearly preventative maintenance, repairs and calibrations on laboratory instruments and equipment
  • Independently troubleshoots laboratory instruments, equipment and procedures
  • Authors and peer reviews summary reports including calculation of calibration curves, recoveries, concentrations, acceptance ranges, compositions and basic statistics (i.e. averages, standard deviations, RSD, correlation coefficients, confidence intervals, student’s t-test, etc.)
  • Accurately reports results in data management systems
  • Communicate results both orally and in writing to supervisor, key project members, and higher level management
  • Author, revise and review standard operating procedures, reporting templates, method validation or instrument qualification protocols, method validation reports and other laboratory documentation
  • Maintains organization and cleanliness of the laboratory, instruments, equipment, samples, reference standards and/or supplies
  • Oversees testing and compliance of reference standards
  • Identifies and communicates ideas for improvements in laboratory safety and efficiency, operating procedures and laboratory practices
  • Independently take action on project activities, work with other functions and sometimes outside vendors
  • Adheres to company safety policies and other safety regulations
  • Assists in mentoring and training of Laboratory Technicians



  • B.A./B.S. degree in chemistry with 4-10 years or M.S. degree in chemistry with 0-5 years of laboratory experience in a regulated environment
  • Advanced hands-on experience with analytical instruments, including but not limited to GC, HPLC, ICP-MS, FT-IR, UV/Vis and titrators, with ability to troubleshoot and repair instrumentation
  • Working knowledge of USP, ICH and FDA food, supplement and drug regulations
  • Efficiently and accurately performs essential duties and responsibilities
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills including face-to-face and phone conversations
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks within required timelines and under minimal supervision
  • Ability to author documents using MS Word, perform intermediate statistical analysis in MS Excel (i.e. average, standard deviation, relative standard deviation, etc.)
  • Manual dexterity for such duties as stapling, collating, sorting, filing, typing, copying, writing, etc
  • Visually read reports, computer screen, etc.
  • Ability to climb stairs, lift 30 lbs., sit and stand for long periods of time

Why Melaleuca

Melaleuca is one of the leading Health and Wellness companies in the world. We manufacture and distribute nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care, facial care, home hygiene, and other wellness products and distribute them directly to the consumer through a full-service catalog and Internet shopping system. We carefully craft products used every day with the highest standards of safety, health, and wellness in mind.

This revolutionary system is changing the way hundreds of thousands of people shop by eliminating middlemen and reducing marketing and distribution costs. This enables the company to spend more on research and high-quality, ecologically-sensible ingredients, while maintaining reasonable prices.


Great culture—Flexibility is a must in this position; you'll become a part of a fast-paced team dedicated to a feel-good lifestyle brand dedicated to changing lives. Like the rest of Melaleuca, we are proud to be part of a values-driven organization that treats employees with respect. Our employees and their families enjoy company parties and countless discounts around the community. We implement a very real open-door policy, and all employees are on a first name basis—it feels more like a family than a multi-national corporation.


Excellent compensation—in addition to a competitive wage and bonus incentive program, we offer comprehensive benefits for our full-time employees that include all you would expect plus some remarkable surprises, such as a longevity bonus. Right here, on-site, we provide childcare, a fitness center, free concierge service, and an employee restaurant.


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