R&D CHEMIST in Lake Forest, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 9/12/2018

Job Snapshot

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    Direct Hire
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    $85000.0 - $85000.0/Year
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    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Fantastic opportunity for a Chemist with color cosmetic and complexion product experience. We are looking for someone with several years of experience in developing cosmetics and personal care items.


•  Review customer specifications and requirements; meet with customers to properly implement product profiles.

•  Develop new formulations to customer and/or marketing specifications.

  • Color-matching of existing products

•  Identify and interpret variations in product, equipment and procedures which may affect final results.

•  Issue technical information & fill weights.

•  Verify formulas before initial production run.

•  Set up procedures for scale-up.

•  Maintain working knowledge of all stages of finished goods production and all pertinent documentation.

•  Work with Production Personnel, when required to determine adjustments, or corrections to batches.

•  Code new raw materials and make decisions as to raw material substitutions.

•  Maintain current knowledge of new raw materials and technology via meetings with suppliers & seminars.

•  Train new Lab personnel when required.

•  Recommend changes and improvements in laboratory equipment.

•  Assist, mentor and guide Junior Lab personnel on formulation development and research of projects as needed.

•  Carry out any additional assignments as directed by R&D Group Leader or R&D Director.


•  Mastery of daily product development operations

•  Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related science.

•  7 years of formulation experience in emulsion technology, preferably in color cosmetics.

  • Color compounding experience.
  • Formulation experience with cream foundations
  • Experience with lipsticks is preferred

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.