Operations Chemist

CordenPharma Colorado
Colorado (US)
Job #1951

CordenPharma Colorado
Job #1951

Boulder, Colorado (US)

CordenPharma Colorado

CordenPharma Colorado is a highly sophisticated and entrepreneurial mid-sized pharmaceutical manufacturing company located in Boulder, Colorado. Our chemists and engineers are widely recognized for their history of innovation, having developed efficient manufacturing processes for some of the world’s most complex pharmaceutical compounds. CordenPharma Colorado also is acclaimed for its flexible manufacturing facilities and experienced workforce that can handle a wide range of production techniques and volumes. Ultimately, in partnership with our customers, CordenPharma Colorado is focused on its health care mission, proudly producing medicines that help patients around the globe survive and enjoy more comfortable lives.


Responsible for the assembly and qualification of required equipment, start up and maintenance of daily production in the potent drug and GMP labs. Perform and interpret in process control checks. Maintain appropriate level of equipment, supplies and raw materials. Maintain all process orders, raw material usage, batch records and all SAP and LIMS activities. Fills product orders by packaging for shipment. Conform to safety, GMP and environmental standards. Maintain high level of housekeeping. An Operations Chemist performs the following duties and responsibilities with oversight of a SPCT and/or supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be

  • >>  Shift are typically Monday through Friday, but may also include a rotating 7-day schedule including nights, weekend, and holidays as needed to meet requirements of the project.
  • >>  Meet potent drug or GMP Lab production goals through hands-on operations of lab process and equipment.
  • >>  Learn all production process steps and complete according to the Potent Drug Lab and GMP Lab SOPs and batch records.
  • >>  Maintain high level of housekeeping.
  • >>  Assist or lead trouble shooting the process and equipment.
  • >>  Assist or lead the installation, qualification, and startup of new processes and equipment.
  • >>  Responsible for properly managing the generation and accumulation of hazardous and nonhazardous waste.
  • >>  Receives Emergency Brigade training and participates in the brigade as hazmat technician, firefighter, first aid responder including EMT and/or full emergency brigade member.
  • >>  Trained in First Aid/CPR.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Every individual is personally responsible for the safety and environmental aspects of his or her activities in the workplace. Each employee is expected to perform their job duties in a safe manner utilizing all of their knowledge, training, ability and experience.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemical Engineering, plus a minimum of 2 years of experience in a lab setting or a combination of education and applicable experience.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such percentages, area, circumference, volume, and mass. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Fork truck certified – training will be provided by Corden Pharma.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and work with hands. The employee frequently is required to walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach above shoulder height, and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision and depth perception.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, low levels of toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Able to engage in all forms of labor necessary for the completion of construction/demolition projects to include awkward and repetitive manual tasks that could require forceful exertion. Required to wear basic PPE during work (hard hat, safety glasses, safety boots and uniform.) Occasionally required to wear full PPE (i.e., respiratory protection and chemical resistant garments, confined space vessel entry, etc.)


These are the specific areas of knowledge, skill and ability that are important for successful job
performance. They must be job related and consistent with business necessity.

  • >>  Knowledge of production scale and/or lab scale pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • >>  Computer skills – LIMS, SAP, Outlook, WORD, EXCEL, etc.
  • >>  Attention to detail and the ability to work independently as well as working within a team.
  • >>  Mechanical aptitude.
  • >>  Ability to apply creativity and innovation to identify new approaches and solve existing problems.
  • >>  Ability to understand and implement company policies and practices, including regulatory compliance.
  • >>  Organized, flexible, responsive, and proactive.
  • >>  Strong interpersonal skills, high motivation, and energy to coordinate a number of functions across an organization.
  • >>  Ability to forecast work, identify potential conflicts, develop and communicate potential solutions.


This is a non-exempt position. Salary based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and
level of experience.


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Job #1951 – Operations Chemist