Senior Color Cosmetic Chemist

KTO Cosmetic Lab Thousand Oaks, CA
  • $65K - $80K Annual Salary
    + Bonuses
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Employee Discounts, Ask Us!

  • Highly Knowledgeable in; Color Cosmetic formulations, Color Matching, and Lab Leadership.
  • Multi task and handle a lot of clients formulations in a fast environment.
  • Get creative with our existing 500 formulas. 
  • Positive leader that can write formulas, modify existing formulas, delegate tasks and instruct all lab techs properly to deliver formula submissions efficiently and quickly.
  • Minimum of 3 years of hands on experience working at a busy color lab.
  • Knowledge in the Natural and Organic space of formulating and be open and willing to learn.
  • Be able to recommend improvements to current formulations and update accordingly.
  • Follow established formulas to create laboratory batches of personal care and color cosmetics.
  • Be able to scale up, assist in production troubleshooting.
  • Ability to identify, fine tune and troubleshoot problems with formulations.
  • Introduce new creative products.
  • Effectively apply knowledge of chemistry, mathematical calculations and color to develop or modify products.
  • Initiate product compatibility testing.
  • Work with QC to keep accurate records of all batches and stability results.
  • Meet with raw materials vendors as necessary and initiate better pricing tiers.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of laboratory.
  • Use and operate properly all lab equipment.
  • Records data on computerized systems.
  • Observe, record, investigate, duplicate and validate successful procedures.
  • Perform calculations and assessments to convert laboratory scale formula's to large scale for manufacturing.
  • Perform other lab tasks as assigned.
  • Comply with cGMP, Health, Safety and Environmental requirements and procedures at all times.
  • Ability to understand regulatory standards plus the ability to formulate according to KTO Compliance Standards.
  • Follow product profile's from clients to formulate according to their needs.
  • Develop and troubleshoot the stability testing methods for products.
  • Prepare and approve Master Batch Record.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate technical data and required documentation.
  • Must and be willing to assist with projects from start to finish.
  • The staff at KTO all work together like a family!

    We are looking for a: team player, honest, ethical work history and have a great attitude and love for the cosmetic industry.

    Why choose to join our team at KTO Cosmetic Lab,

    Kelly Teegarden, the owner of KTO Cosmetic Lab is a stage III Thyroid Cancer Survivor who with her team passionately formulates cutting edge Natural & Organic Skincare, Natural and Organic Color Cosmetics, Natural and Organic Deodorant & Natural and Organic Hair Care with their own strict KTO Compliance.

     The KTO Compliance means they formulate without known cancer causing or endocrine disrupting ingredients, or use any banned ingredient from any country in the world. 

    KTO uses the highest grade effective natural and organic ingredients from around the world. At times they may use a synthetic but only if it passes Kelly's  KTO Compliance.

    "I cannot knowingly use harmful ingredients after everything that I have been through since 60% of everything that goes on your skin goes into your bloodstream in 30 seconds," states Teegarden. 

     Kelly's passion is to Make a Difference in the World with her very own strict compliance. She did this because she had no idea that the majority of all of the cosmetics that she used before she was diagnosed were laden with cancer causing & endocrine disrupting ingredients. It wasn't until she discovered that there is no regulation in this industry that she decided to regulate on her own.  She is a pioneer in the Cosmetic Manufacturing Industry. 

    Everyone at KTO treats eachother like family, and that's what make KTO a special place to work. 

    We would love for you to join our team and help make a difference in the world one formula at a time!




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