Chemistry QC Analyst

 This position is responsible for the testing of in-process and final product for Valent BioSciences Corporation. The individual will be responsible for scheduling testing as well as maintaining and ensuring the availability of materials needed for testing. The individual must adhere to testing schedules to accomplish a high volume of critical work without compromising the integrity of the results while meeting the scheduling needs of manufacturing. Good documentation practices and well as the ability to follow and comprehend a written procedure is a requirement.

Valent BioSciences

Chemistry QC Analyst

 

Valent BioSciences is a global organization that embraces a team-focused, fast-paced, challenging and professional work environment offering its employees room to grow. As a leading supplier of environmentally friendly, highly effective products and services for agriculture, public health, and forestry, we are always looking for people who share our passion and commitment to improving the quality of life for people worldwide. The Valent Biosciences manufacturing site located on an expansive73-acre site in Osage, IA is a state of the art 130,000 square foot plant and is the largest purpose-built biorational facility in the world. It serves as the manufacturing and quality control center for Valent Biosciences broad portfolio of fermentation products.

 

 

JOBSUMMARY and KEY OBJECTIVES

 

 This position is responsible for the testing of in-process and final product for Valent BioSciences Corporation.  The individual will be responsible for scheduling testing as well as maintaining and ensuring the availability of materials needed for testing. The individual must adhere to testing schedules to accomplish a high volume of critical work without compromising the integrity of the results while meeting the scheduling needs of manufacturing.  Good documentation practices and well as the ability to follow and comprehend a written procedure is a requirement.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

·        Testing of raw materials, in-process, and finished goods.

·        Perform chemical testing using analytical instrumentation including HPLC, GC, etc.

·        Troubleshooting laboratory instrumentation and administer simple repairs as needed.

·        Completion of bench records and data entry.

·        Conduct Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) testing accordance to regulations.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES (ISO17025)

·        Comply with the QMS in accordance with ISO/IEC17025 standard.

·        Responsible for supporting the Quality Manual and associated QMS documents.

·        Notify supervisor if facility and environmental conditions are not suitable for lab activities.

·        Identify and report deviations/nonconforming work and participate in corrective/preventive actions as needed.

·        Follow standard test methods and other work instructions and document quality activities as required.  This includes handling of samples and performing analyses.

·        Maintains and standardize equipment.

·        Participate in continuous improvement activities in the laboratory.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES and TASKS

·        Cleaning and maintaining lab equipment and instrumentation.

·        Preparation of standards and stock solutions.

·        Maintenance of test methods and test procedures.

·        Data Entry within Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

·        Conduct and / or assist with laboratory investigations and deviations.

·        Adhere to testing schedules to accomplish a high volume of critical work without compromising the integrity of the results while meeting the scheduling needs of manufacturing.

·        Must have flexibility to work some off-shift and weekend hours.

·        Other duties as required.

 

PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS and EDUCATION

·        HS diploma or equivalent required. BA in Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Chemistry or closely related field desired. Equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

·        Experience with Good Lab Practices (GLP) is beneficial.

·        Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) experience or knowledge is beneficial.

·        Understanding of physical/analytical instrumentation.

·        Understanding of High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Gas Chromatography (GC) is beneficial.

·        Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and other spreadsheet/database software.

·        Good inter-departmental communication (written / verbal) required.

·        Ability to write, comprehend, and understand written scientific procedures.

 

We welcome the opportunity to review your qualifications.

Valent BioSciences LLC is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

To apply for this job apply here or visit:

https://www.valentbiosciences.com/valent-biosciences-home/careers

 

Job Title
Chemistry QC Analyst
Location
Osage
Employment Basis
Full Time 
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