Tech Svc Scientist (I) in Bohemia, NY at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 10/7/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Bohemia, NY
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    10/7/2019

Job Description



Company Description

Since time began, the earth’s been a generous contributor to people’s well-being. We haven’t been around quite that long, but The Nature’s Bounty Co. has been enriching lives of consumers around the world for more than 70 years. And before we even got started, the world was developing our motivation: Nature’s bountiful effects on people’s health.

Through our years, we’ve been a leader in health and wellness with our innovative products and solutions. We put science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business—that’s why The Nature’s Bounty Co. brands are some of the most trusted in the world. We’re a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition, and ethical beauty products.

We’re also a great place to work, with excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture. If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.



Job Description

The Technical Services Scientist supports the formulation and manufacturing process for our solid dose products. The Scientist will collaborate with multiple teams to help improve current products, address manufacturing issues, evaluate new technologies and/or ingredients, seek cost savings and maintain networks of external partners.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Formulate nutritional supplement products in various forms in support of manufacturing
  • Assists with creating and approving new raw material specifications, master batch records, change controls, deviations or other required documentation in support of manufacturing existing in-line products
  • Assists in scale up, validating and transferring technologies/processes to other internal manufacturing sites, or externally 
  • Defines and implements solutions for routine tasks, balancing achievement of milestones with high quality standards
  • Provides technical support to manufacturing including but not limited to formulation or process improvement, formulation globalization, cost savings initiatives, and trouble shooting
  • Interacts with multi functional teams (including Quality, Procurement, Product Development and Manufacturing) and the Technical Design Council to resolve issues as may arise in the course of new product development or existing product improvement
  • Negotiates timeline commitments among other team members such that agreed objectives and timings for completion of activities are achieved
  • Rapidly communicates major changes to project plans to manager/director
  • Sets and refines individual priorities as necessary to remain focused on objectives and project milestones under rapidly changing circumstances
  • Looks for innovative and better ways of doing things. Actively looks to eliminate non-value added steps of processes and procedures
  • Explores and shares new scientific information, technologies, products and processes with the Science and Technology community
  • Builds awareness of developments outside of the company through attendance/presentations at trade associations or scientific meetings
  • Maintains external collaborations with suppliers, academia and other professional bodies
  • Performs comprehensive, sophisticated and critical evaluation of own data
  • Ensures that all internal and external work activities are conducted to appropriated standards, in accordance with Company policies, laws, quality standards, SOPs , etc.

Job Requirements

  • 1+ years of experience with hands-on development and characterization of solid dose formulations, including tablet, capsules, liquids, soft gels and gummies or the equivalent experience
  • Experienced with laboratory activities, technology transfers, Quality by Design, and/or Operational Excellence tools
  • Proficient using scientific principles to develop or optimize formulation and manufacturing processes
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science or other related discipline
  • Extensive relevant industry experience will be considered in lieu of an undergraduate degree
  • Strong laboratory and experimental skills, data analysis and written and verbal reports
  • Successful track record in the development of solid dosage products
  • Working knowledge of tablet presses, encapsulation, granulation and blending equipment
  • Must have excellent communication and problem-solving abilities, excellent organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact well in multi functional teams, including product development using Stage/Gate methodology, and in fostering a team approach to achieving project goals
  • Ability to lift approximately 40 pounds
  • Ability to succeed in a changing environment and adjusting effectively 
  • Continuously looks for ways to do things faster and better, while maintaining high quality standards
  • Creative and intellectually curious; tries different and novel ways to solve obstacles

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more! 

Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our online job postings.



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