Supervising Chemist (Naughton Plant) - Kemmerer, Wyoming

Date: Jun 26, 2024

Location: KEMMERER, WY, US, 83101

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion. 


General Purpose


The supervising chemist plans, coordinates and directs activities in the chemical laboratory within a plant. Conducts research projects and analyzes the information to support the safe and efficient operation of the plant.



  • Performs supervisory activities, including employee safety, selection and development of employees, employee counseling and motivation and salary administration. Assists in the administration of the department budget and reporting the work performed within the department.   
  • Provides technical support and participates in solving complex and unique operating problems as they relate to plant chemists and plant chemistry.
  • Reviews research, testing, quality control and other operational reports to ensure that quality standards, efficiency and schedules are met.
  • Interprets results of laboratory activities to laboratory personnel, management, professional and technical groups.
  • Interprets research, testing, quality control and other operational reports to ensure that quality standards, efficiency and schedules are met.  
  • Plans, coordinates and directs programs for research and improvement of operating processes.
  • Directs programs for analysis and testing of substances.
  • Coordinates research and analysis activities according to applicable regulations, safety, manufacturing processes or other considerations and approves modification of standards, specifications and processes.   
  • Investigates, monitors and evaluates new developments in the chemistry technical fields.
  • Provides direction to vendors, contractors, consultants and others during projects.
  • Conducts performance reviews and directs the work of lab technicians.
  • Develops project plans, provides direction and coordinates project activities associated with plant operations.



  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.    
  • A minimum of five years power plant chemist experience or other industrial chemistry experience. 
  • Effective oral and written communication skills to transmit information accurately and understandably. 
  • Effective interpersonal skills and leadership abilities to instruct, provide orientation, training/guidance and to coordinate work flow. 
  • Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills to recognize patterns in data, information or events, to draw logical conclusions, to evaluate methods and procedures and to make recommendations for action. 
  • Software skills to develop spreadsheets for data analysis. 
  • Short-term project management planning skills to plan workflow, coordinate projects and resolve conflicting demands.
  • Technical expertise related to chemistry procedures, methods and problem solving.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.

Additional Information


Req Id: 112355
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Kemmerer, Wyoming   
Department: Power Supply
Schedule: Full-Time
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $100,700 - $118,400

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15% of salary.    

Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit:

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

Unless otherwise required by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening including for marijuana. While marijuana is legal in several states, including Oregon, a positive test for positions in Oregon may disqualify a candidate. The company complies with the laws of Washington and California and only obtains and considers positive tests for marijuana in safety-sensitive positions or those covered by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.


Nearest Major Market: Wyoming

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