• Quality Lab Technician- Chemist

    Location US-PA-York
    Job ID
    2018-11040
    Function
    Manufacturing & Production
    Department
    Global Quality - Corporate
  • Overview

    QUALITY LAB TECHNICIAN - CHEMIST

     

    What we’re about:

    • Innovation-We consistently generate new ideas, thinking outside the box while remaining strategically focused. We always think in terms of possibilities, not limitations.
    • Collaboration-We rely on open and honest communication to develop productive working relationships within and across our business units and functions. The mutual respect we have for our colleagues enables us to challenge each other, leading to an even more cohesive team.
    • Focus-We maintain a laser-like focus on our consumers. We will grow by leveraging consumer insights on all of our brands and will continue to be industry leaders.
    • Entrepreneurialism-We pride ourselves on fostering this spirit where risk-taking and action is encouraged. We are extremely competitive externally, but not internally.

    This highly visible position located at our York, PA Facility.

     

    Responsibilities

    What you’ll do:

    Under the direction of the Quality Lab Coordinator - VMS, this position will be responsible for performing both specialized and routine laboratory tests on all VMS (Vitamin and Mineral Supplements) products and customer supplied raw materials utilizing in-house lab equipment. Formally approves or rejects all raw material lots to be used in production.

    Essential Functions:

    1. Responsible at all times for promoting a safety culture and safety awareness within their area of responsibility. Support all plant and department safety policies and procedures at all times.
    2. Perform routine testing of samples for HPLC, GC, LCMS or ICPMS in a timely, accurate manner. Work with the Quality Lab Coordinator to determine priority of samples.
      1. Solution preparation
      2. Sample extraction
      3. Instrument setup
      4. Data processing
      5. Result entry into LIMS
    3. Perform general routine laboratory duties including, but not limited to:
      1. Moisture analysis
      2. pH analysis
      3. Disintegrations of capsules and tablets
      4. Water activity
      5. Piece-weight analysis
      6. Orgralleptic analysis
      7. Prepare samples for HPLC analysis using liquid nitrogen
      8. Calibration of laboratory equipment
      9. Washing laboratory equipment
    4. Instrument troubleshooting and routine instrument maintenance.
    5. Prepare reports and summarize large amounts of data using Excel, instrument software and LIMS.
    6. Use Good Laboratory Practices and Good Documentation Practices in all laboratory activities
    7. Properly handle and dispose of laboratory hazardous waste.
    8. Shared responsibility for inventory and restocking of supplies for general laboratory needs.
    9. Shared responsibility for inventory and restocking of columns, calibration standards, routine maintenance parts and accessories, sample prep materials and general laboratory needs.
    10. Receive all chemicals (including hazardous and flammable materials) into the lab. Log them in the Chemical Tracker and out them into their designated locations.
    11. Seek opportunities to reduce routine laboratory costs by increased efficiency (higher throughput, decreased cost of supplies)
    12. Maintain all housekeeping, regulatory and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) requirements.
    13. Foster and maintain good employee relations through all the appropriate methods of communications and positive employee relations practices.
    14. Assure that all samples designated for physical analyses are run and reported in a timely and accurate manner.
    15. Become adept at Good Laboratory Practices, including laboratory safety procedures, handing of hazardous materials, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and review of MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) or GHS (Globally Harmonized System) pertaining to the work area.
    16. Responsible for necessary record retention and document scanning. Assist with preparation of charts, graphs, etc. as needed.
    17. Participate in development, maintenance and communication all applicable SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) as related to the laboratory and internal/external testing activities and protocols for the operation.
    18. Analyze, interpret, trend and execute improvements based on key metrics. Incorporate principles of Lean Six Sigma to recommend new approaches for continuous improvement in areas such as efficiency, costs and services performed.
    19. Provide general Quality Department support as needed (audits, failure investigations, complaint investigations, new formula / product start-ups, compliance monitoring, etc.)
    20. Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Qualifications

     What you’ll need:

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    1. Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to build positive relationships at all levels both internal and external to the organization
    2. Excellent communications skills – ability to communicate clearly and concisely in multiple media – verbal, written, etc.      
    3. Excellent organizational/time management skills.      
    4. Knowledge of Plant Quality Systems related to SOP’s, control plans, work instructions, project management, quality engineering and quality audit functions.
    5. Competence in Total Quality Systems (ISO-9000), cGMP and regulatory requirements (21 CFR 110, 111 and 210/211).
    6. Ability to maintain a laboratory notebook; strong attention to detail.
    7. Good knowledge of laboratory terminology, equipment, materials, and the techniques/procedures commonly used in the analysis of food and related products.
    8. Ability to prioritize work assignments in a fast-paced work environment.
    9. Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite, MS Project and SAP).
    10. Ability to interpret and analyze technical data and make appropriate recommendations as needed.

    Education:

    1. Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Food Technology, Biology, Quality, Chemistry, or related field preferred.
    2. 1-3 years previous quality laboratory experience in a fast-paced regulated manufacturing environment preferred. Experience in dietary supplements, CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods), food or pharmaceuticals industry a plus.
    3. At least one year of equipment experience using an HPLC, GC, LCMS or ICPMS system preferred.

     

    What we’ll offer:

    • Competitive salary including annual bonus & Stock Incentive Program
    • Comprehensive benefits package along with generous 401K
    • Career ownership & development
    • Diversity & Sustainability

    Church & Dwight Co. Inc., a $3.5 billion company, was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey. We are one of the fastest growing Consumer Packaged Goods companies and as a testament to our performance, the company was added to the S&P 500 in 2016. Church & Dwight is a leader in the Household Consumer Products and Personal Care industry, with such brands as ARM & HAMMER, Trojan, First Response, Nair, Spinbrush, Oxi Clean, Vitafusion, Orajel, Batiste and more.

    Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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