Avantor, Inc. Quality Control Technician in Solon, Ohio
Job SummaryResponsible for testing of raw materials and finished products in the Quality Control laboratory.
MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (List in order of importance)
Conducts routine and non-routine chemistry and microbiological analysis of raw materials, in-process formulations and final products to established specifications.
Utilized and operates laboratory equipment and instruments according to laboratory work instruction or laboratory procedures such as pH, conductivity, UV, KF, FTIR and titrations.
Ability to understand and follow Quality Control test methods or compendia methods (USP, EP, BP, JP or ACS) and EXCIPACT standard.
Calculates and generates data for compliance to specifications and reports results.
Performs technical review of lab data forms such as water, environmental monitoring and direct measure analysis.
Calibrates and maintains lab equipment.
Enters final results and raw data for tested materials or products in LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) as needed.
May perform investigative analysis to support investigations, complaints or instrument troubleshooting.
Performs Environmental Monitoring duties, which requires gowning into cleanroom and collection of air and surface samples while in the cleanrooms.
Reviews for discrepancies in data, manufacture COA, COC, and performs data verification in accordance with company procedures.
Applies appropriate disposition labels to materials (accepted, rejected, etc).
Handles hazardous materials using all appropriate or mandatory safety PPE and safety equipment.
Completes documentation in a legible manner and reviews for accuracy.
Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)
Bachelor’s degree in a science discipline with knowledge and experience in one of the following areas: Chemistry, Biology, or Microbiology
1-3 years of laboratory experience in related field
Wet chemistry experience preferred (ex. Acid/Base Titrations, water content)
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)
Must have applied working knowledge of various laboratory instrumentation
Must be able to work independently with limited direct supervision, have demonstrated ability to follow through on multiple projects, and be goal oriented with a strong desire for achievement
Familiarity with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access)
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under Typical Positions)
Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level. At times, may be exposed to a variety of different chemicals including flammables, corrosives, oxidizers and others.
Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.
A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.
Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.
DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at TalentManagement@vwr.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
Avantor® is a leading global provider of integrated, tailored solutions for the life sciences and advanced technology industries. Strengthened by the recent acquisition of VWR, the Company is a trusted partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million products, Avantor enables customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world.
Learn more at www.avantorsciences.com