Quality Control Technician - Chemistry

Location
Kalamazoo, MI
Salary
Competitive
Posted
June 29 2017
Ref
51171BR
Position Type
Full Time
Job Description
When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Division Summary:
The Anatomical Pathology Division (APD) provides laboratories with the broadest portfolio of instrument and consumable solutions, from specimen collection and grossing to advanced staining and cover slipping. The Division generates $400MM in annual revenue and has 1,500 employees in 13 countries. The anatomical pathology product line includes Richard Allan Scientific, Erie Scientific, Microm, Shandon, and Lab Vision.

Position Summary:
The Lead Quality Control Chemistry Technician will assist in laboratory work for testing of raw materials, in-process samples (bulks / batches) and finished goods. The Lead QC Chemistry Technician will test samples using gas-chromatography (GC), UV-VIS spectrophotometry (UV-VIS), pH, Karl-Fisher titration, standard titration, and other analytical methods. The QC Chemistry Technician must document results with accuracy in electronic databases and in paper records. The Lead QC Chemistry Technician should be familiar with cGLP / cGMP / cGDP. He / she will partner with colleagues in the laboratory and in manufacturing to optimize production and to troubleshoot quality concerns.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Follow site Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WI)
  • Analyze chemical raw material samples.
  • Analyze chemical bulk solution and finished goods samples for product release.
  • Maintain laboratory records (data integrity).
  • Maintain laboratory instruments.
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends to support manufacturing
  • Responsible for contributing to the continual quality & reliability improvement of APD products and services.
  • Ensuring policies, procedures and practices are in compliance with global quality & regulatory requirements and meet the needs of our customers & Quality Policy.
  • Responsible for performing tasks to support the quality system and quality policy as directed by QA/RA management.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a science related field (i.e. chemistry or biology)
  • Experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory preferred
  • Excellent communication and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability and a positive attitude
  • Must demonstrate strong organizational skills and be able to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Must be willing to work with and around hazardous chemicals.
  • Must possess strong organizational skills.
  • Experience of working with FDA regulated products desired (Medical Device/IVD preferred) (pharmaceutical, dietary supplement or food experience is acceptable).
  • Knowledge of ISO13485 / FDA QSR 21 CFR Part 820 / 803 requirements preferred, 21 CFR Part 110, 111 or 211 is acceptable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written & oral
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly spreadsheets/graphical software tools (e.g. Excel)
  • Less than 5% travel (US & International)
Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a science related field (i.e. chemistry or biology)
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working in a laboratory setting
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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.




Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.