Chemist, Magnakron Oleo Philippines, Inc.

Name of Company / Institution: Magnakron Oleo Philippines, Inc.

Work Location: Brgy. Osmeña, Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte, Bicol Region

Company Brief Description:

We are an integrated Oleo chemical company producing fatty acids, fatty alcohol, glycerine, and RBD from coconut oil.  The company is the manufacturing arm of Magnakron USA headquartered in New Jersey.

Job Title: Chemist

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure that samples received by the Laboratory are properly documented
  2. Perform analysis using appropriate method on samples as per required parameters
  3. Ensure that analytical results are reliable and reportable
  4. Ensure that analytical results are properly communicated
  5. Ensure that only on-spec materials are approved for transfer to product tanks
  6. Ensure that analytical instruments are properly functioning including the implementation of statistical process control (SPC) programme
  7. Ensure that standardized reagents are accurately prepared
  8. Ensure that relevant safety practices are implemented in the laboratory
  9. Ensure that wastes generated by the laboratory are properly segregated and disposed as per procedure
  10. Communicates to the Lab Supervisor and Manager issues related to the Laboratory process

Job Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Licensed Chemist

Preferably at least 2 years in an analytical laboratory in an oleochemical industry
Knowledge on Gas Chromatography is an advantage
Fresh graduates are welcome to apply

Other Attributes       
Good analytical skills, trainable, willing to work on shift, Team player, good time management, good work attitude and
knowledge on safe laboratory practices

Type of Employment:Full-time
Available Slots:2-4
Monthly Salary Range:PHP 20,001 to PHP 25,000

Contact Person / Details:


Name of Company / Institution: LEYTE AGRI CORPORATION

Work Location: AA Compound Brgy. Ipil Ormoc, City Leyte

Company Brief Description:

LEYTE AGRI CORPORATION is located at Ormoc City, Leyte. We started operations last September 1, 2001 and is the first nonexclusive bioethanol producer and manufacturer in the Philippines. It remains steadfast in meeting the growing demand for bioethanol fuel.

Job Title: Laboratory Head

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for developing and managing the budget for the department.
  2. Performance evaluation of department’s personnel
  3. COA molasses, denatured, denaturing,
  4. PR of lab supplies, chemicals, equipment
  5. Quarterly office supplies
  6. Laboratory Budget
  7. Inventory and request
  8. Equipment Performance Qualification
  9. Work order
  10. Virtual Sampling
  11. Sulfuric acid delivery
  12. Daily report
  13. Risk Assessment
  14. Laboratory Shifting Schedule
  15. Skills matrix

Job Qualifications:

  • Registered Chemist
  • At least 1 (one) year work experience in Bioethanol Industry or equivalent
  • At least two (2) years work experience in supervisory/managerial position
  • Applicant must be willing to work in Brgy. Ipil, Ormoc City, Leyte
Type of Employment:Full-time
Available Slots:1
Monthly Salary Range:PHP 40,001 to PHP 50,000

Contact Person / Details:
Marian Diendo

Laboratory Technician, LEYE AGRI CORPORATION

Name of Company / Institution: LEYE AGRI CORPORATION


Company Brief Description:

LEYTE AGRI CORPORATION is located at Ormoc City, Leyte. We started operations last September 1, 2001 and is the first nonexclusive bioethanol producer and manufacturer in the Philippines. It remains steadfast in meeting the growing demand for bioethanol fuel.

Job Title: Laboratory Technician

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Collect daily tank molasses, perform pH, Brix, %TSAI, & %RS analyses on its  composite and relay the results to the fermentation personnel.
  2. Determine Percent Unfermentable Sugar  (UFS) and Percent Sludge on the weekly molasses composite.
  3. Perform initial and final evaluation (pH, Brix, Density, % TSAI, % Sludge, %UFS, % Precipitate & %Total Solids) on the delivered molasses from suppliers.
  4. Check pH and microbial count of the Fermentation in-process samples (BC, PF, SC, MC, zero/six hour).
  5. Analyze the Percent Residual Sugar (%RS) of fermented beer from VAT.
  6. Check pH and analyze microbial count of the existing lab yeast culture every 12 hours.
  7. Agar preparation
  8. Yeast propagation and maintenance.
  9. Perform effective microorganism (EM1) propagation and check the pH and microbial count of the wastewater samples treated by EM1 every three days.
  10. Analyze the Percent Acidity Content of the bioethanol and denatured alcohol before tank loading.
  11. Analyze the %TSAI, pH, Brix & % Sludge of molasses from old and new tank source every week.
  12. Perform inventory of chemicals and glassware.
  13. Prepare necessary reagents used in all analyses.

Job Qualifications:

  • Registered Chemical Technician or Registered Chemist
  • At least 1-year of work experience but open to all fresh graduates ( fresh graduate must be a licensed Chem Tech)
  • Must be willing to render overtime and work in shifting schedule
  • Applicant must be willing to work in Ormoc City, Leyte
Type of Employment:Full-time
Available Slots:1
Monthly Salary Range:PHP 15,001 to PHP 20,000

Contact Person / Details:
Marian Diendo

R&D Chemist I, Sika Philippines Inc.

Name of Company / Institution: Sika Philippines Inc.

Work Location: 888 Cayetano Ave., Brgy. Palingon-Tipas, Taguig City

Company Brief Description:

Sika Philippines, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Swiss-based Sika Group, has been serving the Philippine market since March 1994.

We are a major supplier of construction products to various market sectors e.g. cement plants, ready-mix concrete industry,  precast concrete factories, building, infrastructure, industrial and residential projects as well as retail stores. Our product range includes high quality concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, sealants and adhesives, building finishing solutions, concrete repair and structural strengthening, flooring, roofing and waterproofing systems.

Job Title: R&D Chemist I

Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish trial formulations for new product development, formula localization, formulation efficiencies or product performance improvement
  • Conduct tests to evaluate trial formulations in accordance with local and international standards
  • Prepare lab batches for external testing (client or 3rd party), internal testing (lab or technical team) and validation
  • Evaluate raw material (RM) alternatives, as well as packaging materials (PM) on identified products. Assist R&D Chemist II in monitoring of trial production batches
  • Perform color matching for both powder and liquid products
  • Conduct benchmarking studies of assigned product segments and communicate results with concerned departments.
  • Participate in Product knowledge test
  • Conduct routine quality control tests of both raw materials (RM) and finished goods (FG), if needed
  • Prepare and submit reports on status of other assigned projects to the QC | R&D Supervisor or QC | R&D Manager at the specified deadlines.
  • Maintain cleanliness of workstation, equipment and laboratory
  • Adheres to the Sika Philippines Inc. established Quality and Environmental Management System and Quality Policy.

Job Qualifications:

Education: Graduate of BS Chemistry or any course related to the post; Registered Chemical Technician or Registered Chemist

Work Experience: Background in Quality Assurance and R&D is an advantage
With at least one (1) year experience in field of construction chemicals, paints or drymix mortars


  • Computer literate (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint)
  • Good analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory equipment (Balances, pH meter, viscometer, moisture analyzer)
Type of Employment:Full-time
Available Slots:1
Monthly Salary Range:PHP 15,001 to PHP 20,000

Contact Person / Details:
Angelo Garcia



Work Location: Sitio San Juan, Brgy. Camugao, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental

Company Brief Description:

Universal Robina Corporation (PSE:URC) is one of the largest branded consumer food and beverage product companies in the Philippines and has a significant and growing presence in the PAN-ASEAN markets with its recent expansion in New Zealand and Australia through the acquisition of Griffin’s Foods, the number one snack-foods company in New Zealand, and Consolidated Snacks Pty Ltd (Snackbrands), Australia’s second largest salty snacks company. URC is among the Philippines’ pioneers in the industry. It has been in operation for over 50 years since John Gokongwei, Jr. established Universal Corn Products, Inc, a cornstarch manufacturing plant in Pasig, in 1954.

URC is engaged in a wide variety of businesses. Its core branded consumer foods group includes manufacturing and distribution of snack-foods, beverages, and grocery products. In the Philippines, the company is also into food ingredients (flour milling, sugar milling, and refining) and allied agro-industrial products (hog farming, animal feed milling, glucose, soya products, and veterinary compounds). URC has also invested in ancillary segments mainly focusing on renewable sources of energy to further add value and process byproducts to produce biogas, fuel grade bio-ethanol, and power (biomass cogeneration).

URC is the country’s top producer of raw sugar, with a total output of 417,000 metric tons accounting for 17 percent of total domestic production. It operates six sugar mills and refineries across the country with a combined capacity to process 40,000 tons of sugar cane and 32,000 bags of refined sugar per day. URC is the country’s third-largest supplier of refined sugar, with actual production of 2.9 million bags per year.

Job Title: Quality Assurance Analyst

Job Responsibilities:

To ensure the quality and integrity of products and related-processes such as (1) packaging monitoring and acceptance (2)cane analysis (3) raw sugar quality monitoring (4) refined sugar quality monitoring (5) bagging (6) coding, and (7) warehousing in accordance to the requirements and specifications set by the (a) URC-SURE Quality Management Systems, (b) the URC-SURE Operating Requirements, (c) applicable laws and regulations of the Republic of the Philippines and (d) international standards.

  1. Ensure the quality and integrity of product from receipt of packaging and raw materials with impact on quality, cane analysis, raw sugar production, refined sugar production, date coding, up to warehousing.
    • Ensure that all preparation activities are done before the start-up of the Line: this includes the cleaning and sanitation, start-up verification of control points, startup checklist of bagging room
    • Ensure provision of correct date code prior production run
    • Perform physico-chemical and facilitate organoleptic analysis of  in-process and final product
    • Ensure proper disposition of products and processes related thereto:
      • Ensure that only products meeting Company specifications are
      • Ensure that non-conforming materials are properly identified, confirmed and segregated in accordance with the requirements for Control of Non-Conforming Products and Materials
    • Verify that the Process Owners conduct monitoring of quality parameters and identified critical control points
    • Ensure that the equipment used for Product Manufacturing are in compliance to established and existing Cleaning and Sanitation requirements.
    • Stop Production Line when results of physico-chemical, packaging, and organoleptic analysis shows that the process output is non-compliant to Company or Regulatory requirements.
  2. Ensure that process and equipment validation are carried out in accordance to the requirements of Quality and Food Safety when there are changes (i.e. new materials, new formulation, new equipment, new technology, etc.).•       Ensure that quality test protocols are carried out on the validation of product or production line when variables (technology, process aides, equipment tank, holding time extensions, etc.) are introduced.
    • Conduct physico-chemical and organoleptic testing protocols for the validation of any change in the process
  3. Effective maintenance and management of work area to ensure sustainability of operations and compliance to Quality Management System, Food Safety  Management Systems, Laboratory Management System, Environment and Safety.
    • Maintain Verify and/or Calibrate all equipment used in the physico-chemical analysis
    • Prepare chemicals, reagents and standards needed in the physico-chemical and organoleptic analysis
    • Conduct management of laboratory supplies and services to prevent neither lack of supply inventory nor lack of lead time for services.
    • Implement Good Laboratory Practices, and maintain orderliness and cleanliness of the work area through 5S.
    • Assess GMP / GWP of the operational areas related to the production and process area
    • Dispose properly the wastes and chemicals generated by the Laboratory to ensure protection of the Environment.
    • Record results of analyses and inspections to Final respective and designated process forms to ensure efficient traceability.
    • Maintain quality records and documents related to product integrity and line quality monitoring.
    • Conduct forward and backward traceability of all water, in-process, and final product.
  4. Sustain Continuous Improvement, and participate in the Internal Audits.
    Issue Notice To Advise to Process Owners regarding non-conformance identified during the Production Run.
    • Attend and participate in the Root-Cause Analysis, and Corrective and Preventive Action Planning Meetings to sustain improvement in the Production Line.
    • Execute work and instructions in compliance to existing or practiced Management Systems
    • Attend to audits and make available necessary records, documents and information related to product integrity.
    • Accomplish the training plan created by the immediate superior effectively and on a timely manner.
    • Participate and attain qualification to perform analysis through written and practical evaluations done by the immediate superior during training evaluation
    • Participate in the Proficiency Examination, identify and act on opportunities for improvement suggested by the Proficiency Test Result.
  5. Performs other functions as may be directed by Quality Supervisor

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry.  Must be a licensed Chemist.
  • With good exposure in conducting different laboratory testing and analysis in accordance with Good Laboratory Practice.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and good communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze processes with desire for continuous improvement.
  • Flexible attitude and ability to work in a rapidly changing regulatory environment.
  • Able to thrive within a multi-functional team.
Type of Employment:Full-time
Available Slots:1
Monthly Salary Range:PHP 15,001 to PHP 20,000

Contact Person / Details:
Alexandrea Faith P. Castillo