Chemist II

Location: Commerce, California US


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Job Number: 25475

Position Title:

External Description:
Chemist II

Company: Monogram Aerospace Fasteners

Primary Location: 3423 S Garfield Avenue, Commerce, CA 90040 USA

Employment Type: Salaried | Full-Time

Function: Manufacturing Production / Distribution

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Main Duties & Responsibilities


The Chemist II is responsible for assisting the Plating Supervisor by maintaining all wet processing that takes place at Monogram Aerospace Fasteners including electroplating, cleaning, lubricant application, and aluminum coating. To achieve this, the chemist will perform routine solution analysis, including titrations, and assist the Plating Supervisor by troubleshooting quality issues. Additionally, the Chemist II will be responsible for the Wastewater Treatment System operation, management of hazardous wastes, and overall compliance with Environmental Health and Safety requirements. The Chemist II will oversee a Waste Water Technician who will assist the Chemist II by performing functions necessary to maintain a well-functioning treatment system.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Coordinate with the Plating Supervisor daily to determine necessary tasks and delegation of duties to the Waste Water Technician.
  • Perform solution analysis as required to maintain quality aerospace fastener production.
  • Utilize critical thinking to trouble shoot wet processing and water treatment issues
  • Formulate creative engineering solutions for a variety of production issues.
  • Keep detailed, organized records and complete required documentation for the associated tests in compliance with internal Manufacturing Process Specifications Documents (PS) and NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) requirements.
  • Select and prepare/calibrate appropriate lab equipment and/or instrumentation.
  • Coordinate with the Calibration Department to ensure compliance with calibration due dates for probes at the processes line, DI water system, and Waste Water Treatment processes.
  • Prepare testing reagents (standards, etc.) as needed for the chemical lab, material test lab, and plating department.
  • Monitor and assess the functioning condition of the Salt spray and Humidity chambers, along with the load/unloading of test samples and evaluation of acceptance of the testing.
  • Oversee that all required third party periodical testing is performed on schedule and the results are documented and maintained.
  • Responsible for the Wastewater Treatment System and operation of the Atomic Absorption unit for testing water purity.
  • Ensure quarterly sampling for Self-Monitoring Report (SMR) and Surcharge Report of effluent water is performed and submitted to the LACSD on a timely basis.
  • Ensure all containerized wastes are properly marked and labeled.
  • Ensure all containerized wastes are transported and disposed on a timely basis
  • Primary responsibility for scheduling and coordinating shipments of hazardous waste with the hazardous waste contractor.
  • Primary signer on Hazardous Waste Manifests.
  • Ensure adequate supply of all chemicals required for wastewater treatment.
  • Ensure adequate supply of all materials required for management of hazardous waste.
  • Monitor Cyanide-containing Plating processes in accordance with ENV-103.
  • Maintain all records associated with operation of the Wastewater Treatment System.
  • Annual review and update of Waste Analysis Plan and Waste Profiles.
  • Ensure the four required sampling events for Storm Water are performed.
  • Spill Response Team Member
  • Execute Laboratory Testing Procedures per schedule and as needed.
  • Assist the EHS Department with lab analysis to collect data required for environmental compliance, including preparation and coordination of required outside analysis (quarterly reporting, stormwater sampling).
  • Other key responsibilities include maintaining laboratory equipment, maintaining lab chemical inventory, reagents, standards, lab ware and disposables.

  • Communication Proficiency
  • Problem Solving/Analysis


Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or any other related physical sciences, or Bachelor’s degree in other non-engineering related major with at least 2 years of experience with Wet Process analysis
  • Understanding of chemistry and math with regard to chemicals concentration calculations.
  • Analytical laboratory skills
  • Understand the requirements set by the NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) for Chemical Processes - Monogram processes training will be provided
  • Basic computer skills such as Excel and Word required
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred but not necessary

City: Commerce

Location_formattedLocationLong: Commerce, California US

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: Chemist II

Company Profile:

Requisition Number: 1699

EEO Employer Verbiage:

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact us at or 248-631-5450
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TriMas Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.