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GFS Chemicals is a manufacturer of fine & specialty chemicals. Located in the Franklinton area of Columbus, Ohio, and doing business since 1928, GFS has proven its’ ability to compete successfully in the chemical industry.
Family owned and operated, GFS recognizes the importance of its most valuable asset: employees. In addition to comprehensive benefit and pay packages, GFS offers personal and professional growth opportunities, boasting 90% of its management staff having been promoted from within.  While the company thrives on stability, cross-training and internal promotion, as the company continues to grow we find ourselves turning to outside resources to locate new personnel.
GFS offers a variety of shifts at both the plant and corporate office (located in Powell, Ohio).
Although job opportunities are limited in our small company, your resume is welcome. Click on the link below for current job openings, and check back frequently for updates. You could become the next GFS success story!
NOTE: Due to the volume of applications received and limited staffing, we are unable to accept phone calls regarding job or application status. Applications are kept on file for a period of one year from submission for employment consideration. GFS does not use staffing agencies-only direct applications will be considered for employment.
GFS Chemicals is currently accepting applications for the following positions. Clink on the job title for job details and application information. *
GFS has been a manufacturer of fine & specialty chemicals for 80 years! We offer excellent benefits including several bonus programs and generous profit sharing.
Due to continued growth we are looking for energetic outgoing individuals to join our growing Customer Service/Inside Sales team. Must be able and willing to make outbound calls to service existing accounts as well as focus on business development. Successful candidates must be willing and able to make outbound business to business sales calls, detail oriented, excel in customer service, organized, motivated and enjoy a fast paced environment. A chemical background would be helpful but not required.
Due to Growth, GFS Chemicals, a stable, leading manufacturer of fine specialty chemicals for over 80 years, is looking for a programmer to join our IT team.
This position has the following responsibilities:
·         Develop and maintain ERP systems that help GFS do things such as: track inventory, forecast demand, plan manufacturing, and discover sales opportunities.
·         Respond to bug reports and feature requests.
As a candidate for this position, you'll be expected to know or be comfortable with these things, and in no particular order:
·         Don't Repeat Yourself. You’ll be expected to enthusiastically avoid duplicating code.
·         Regular Expressions.
·         Algorithms: do you know what insertion sort is good for? Do you know the difference between an NFA and a DFA? 
·         Generic Programming: because "sort()" should work with more than just integers or strings.
·         Basic functional programming: closures, map, filter, reduce, etc. "sort()" should take a predicate and thus accept arbitrary comparison operations from calling code. 
·         Metaprogramming: can you write code that writes code before it gets compiled? Think along the lines of macro preprocessors, C++ (or D) templates, LISP macros, or if you really have to: programs that generate programs.
·         How to make code reusable. As an example: closures make good callback functions. This is often a convenient way to pass code to a dependency without the dependency becoming dependant on the calling code and forming cyclic code that can't be reused. You are expected to be very comfortable with this and similar concepts.
·         How to prevent bugs by making certain kinds of bugs impossible to begin with. Example: in C, if you use pointer-length pairs instead of null-terminated strings then you will make buffer overflow bugs impossible in most cases. The ideal candidate is constantly vigilant for opportunities to prevent bugs.
·         How to produce sensible error messages when things do inevitably go all pear-shaped.
·         How to write code that documents itself.
·         How to learn. More important than knowing specific programming languages is having the ability to use any new programming language within a few days or a week of playing with it, or longer for large paradigm shifts.
If you fit most of the list or its intentions, but missed a point or two, then feel free to look up the missing information and learn it. The ideal candidate can fill gaps in their knowledge by learning quickly and accurately.
Other notes about this position:
·         We use Git for version control. 
·         This job involves working with multiple programming languages. 
·         Most of the programming will be done in statically-typed languages.
Applicants will be asked to furnish source code that demonstrates their abilities.
We want to hire someone who enjoys programming. So if you have related hobby work, please do tell.




GFS Chemicals, a stable, leading manufacturer of fine specialty chemicals for over 80 years, is expanding the Maintenance Team. Duties include equipment install & maintenance, documentation of system diagrams, instrument calibration and troubleshooting. Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC and Hydraulic experience would be a plus. Qualified applicant will have good communication skills, stable work history, work independently, ability to multitask and a “can do” attitude. Manufacturing experience would be helpful.

How to Apply
All applicants must be able to pass a background check and drug screen. Plant employees are also subject to pre-employment physicals and respirator certification.
Applicants should reply to:
GFS Chemicals
PO Box 245
Powell, OH 43065
Fax: 740-881-5989
No phone calls or agencies please.



*Due to the volume of applications received, GFS is currently only accepting applications for posted positions.