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Quality Control Lead
Bedford Park, IL

Position No Longer Open

Posted 5/04/2017

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Food Science, or related field
  • Experience in managing a quality control laboratory within a related industry
  • Ability to evaluate personnel needs / effectiveness and coach and implement effective development activities for staff
  • Experience with analytical chemistry and chromatography
  • Possess good working knowledge of laboratory practices
  • Lean Six Sigma certification desired
  • Must be available for some weekend and after hour coverage as needed

Job Description

  • Ensure a safe lab environment
  • Direct the workforce by planning, scheduling, and coordinating the daily activities of the laboratory to ensure accurate and timely completion of testing
  • Maintain accurate laboratory records for compliance with retention and data recording procedures in accordance with API/NF regulations
  • Assess the current demands on laboratory services
  • Prioritize testing based on business needs and departmental goals
  • Maintain calibration records and standards traceable to NIST where applicable
  • Prepare and standardize chemical reagents when necessary
  • Ensure necessary laboratory supplies and equipment is available
  • Oversee and administer the laboratory proficiency testing programs
  • Ensure special test analysis needed to support optimization of in process parameters is performed in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Conduct Out-of-Specification investigations and monitor OOS trends
  • Maintain records
  • Provide assistance to audits for compliance to quality systems as per customer, quality, and regulatory systems
  • Revise and develop laboratory SOP’s to stay current with scientific developments, customer, and business needs
  • Evaluate new analytical equipment and instrumentation methodology
  • Evaluate test results to improve technicians and instrument performance
  • Work with logistics and operations to ensure timely product disposition
  • Support performance management activities and site development efforts to enhance the talent capability and provide ongoing personal development of staff
  • Train laboratory technicians on current GMP’s, GLP’s, ISO, and standard test methods and procedures. Maintain training records
  • Work with operations providing technical assistance to identify, investigate and resolve process discrepancies
  • Review Out-of-Specification results with Quality Manager and implement required corrective action

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