Production Chemist

Obiter Research

Obiter Research

Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2022

This position requires chemists to work on the production of intermediates in a variety of applications. This role will perform the production in a kilo lab setting using specific procedures and batch records under the guidance of the supervisor to ensure high-quality production. Chemical knowledge and troubleshooting skills are essential in this role.

What We Do Here:

We are a chemical research and manufacture company located in Champaign, IL. We generate innovative products for the chemical industry, among others. Our products include high-purity monomers, CBD intermediates, biological drug intermediates, etc. We have a very energetic, passionate, and diverse team. This is a tight-knit, fast-paced company where everyone is an critical member in operations and essential to building our business. Unlimited opportunities can be found here.


  • Full-Time, salaried, (40 – 45 hours/week), Monday – Friday


  • Must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or a science related area.
  • Must be able to handle 55-gallon drums and powdered bags up to 60lbs on a daily basis.
  • Must be able to work in a multi-cultural team environment.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve while still meeting required deadlines and working independently.
  • Ability to walk and stand for long periods.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Follow established company Standard Operating Procedures and Batch records in the production of an assigned process.
  • Meet product development timelines. In some cases, chemists will need to stay until reaction is complete.
  • Operate production equipment such as 72 L to 200 L reactors, filters, and 20 L rotavaps and 50 kg mechanical centrifuge.
  • Maintain a clean work environment by cleaning production labs, general production areas, equipment and glassware following specific procedures.
  • Disposal of various hazardous chemical waste in a safe and environmentally correct manner according to local, state, and federal laws.
  • Prepare reports as required for interim and final production levels for Production Manager.
  • Ensure that all activities are conducted in a safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible manner by following safety protocols established by the company.


  • Matching 401K plan
  • PTO Time
  • Medical insurance
  • Life Insurance policy provided by the company

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 – $52,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Champaign, IL 61822: Reliably commute or willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (Required)


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)