Shire Lead QC Technician in Social Circle, Georgia
This section contains a list of five to eight primary responsibilities of this role that account for 5% or more of the work. The incumbent will perform other duties assigned.
Conduct critical biological, chemical and physical analyses such as raw materials, initial, in-process and final products, and samples collected from environmental monitoring programs at Baxter manufacturing facilities, etc.
Use sophisticated laboratory instrumentation and computer systems to collect and record data (such as LIMS system). Perform assays requiring precise analytical skills and understanding of biology and chemistry principles.
Complete all testing, including special project / protocol testing in a timely and appropriate manner.
Initiate and obtain applicable approval for test requests
May maintain inventory/supplies necessary to conduct routine testing
Follow continuous improvement practices (QLP, 5S, LEAN, etc.)
Performs equipment maintenance and calibrations as required.
May serve as mentor to Quality Control Analyst (QCA) I positions. Provide training and work direction for QCA I positions as required.
Maintain data integrity and ensure compliance with company SOPs and specifications, FDA, GLP, QSR and cGMP regulations. Perform release functions in LIMS or other computerized systems.
Writes exception documents.
Participate in functional efforts involving teams, which impact production, increase efficiency, solve problems, generate cost savings and improve quality.
Perform laboratory and manufacturing audits as required. Audit and update, as required, plant SOPs.
May perform other duties as assigned. Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. List knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Proficient in wet and instrumental methods of analyses.
Advanced laboratory skills and basic knowledge of statistical method.
Strong technical problem solving skills
Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently, and in a timely fashion.
Must communicate effectively (verbal and written) with supervisors and peers.
Must demonstrate effectiveness in ability to train others
Knowledge of most laboratory equipment including but not limited to autoclaves, incubators, analytical equipment
Must be proficient in a variety of mathematical operations and calculations and be able to work with both the metric and US standards of measurement.
Must be able to read and follow detailed written instructions and have good verbal/written communication skills.
Knowledge of basic chemical and biological safety procedures.
Good computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, or Biological Sciences with Analytical Chemistry or Laboratory coursework, with 2-5 years experience, or Masters Degree in Chemistry, or Biological Sciences, with 0-3 years experience.
Appropriate additional certifications may be required pursuant to state or federal regulatory requirements
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