Shire Quality Control Analyst I in Thousand Oaks, California

Under supervision, will conduct biological or chemical and physical analyses on raw materials, in-process samples, final product samples and other samples collected from manufacturing areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Use laboratory instrumentation including but not limited to: analytical equipment, autoclaves, and incubators. Will use computer systems (LIMS) to collect and record data.

  • Perform assays requiring precise analytical skills and understanding of biology and chemistry principles.

  • Conduct biological, chemical and physical analyses on raw materials, initial, in-process and final products, and samples collected from environmental monitoring programs at Baxter manufacturing facilities.

  • Maintain data integrity and ensure compliance with company SOPs and specifications, FDA, GLP, QSR and cGMP regulations.

  • Investigate non-conformance and write exception documents.

  • Handle multiple tasks concurrently including testing, special project / protocol testing in a timely and appropriate manner.

  • Participate in functions involving teams, which impact production, increase efficiency, solve problems, generate cost savings and improve quality.

  • Perform review of test data, which includes overall documentation practices (cGDP). Perform release functions in LIMS or other computerized systems.

  • May prepare monthly quality trend reports.

  • Perform laboratory audits as required. Audit and update, as required, plant SOPs.

  • Perform test equipment, equipment maintenance and calibrations as required.

  • Employee maybe required to manage hazardous wastes in compliance with company procedures & State/Federal/Local hazardous waste regulations. Duties may include: Identifying, handling, generating, accumulating, storing, labeling, and on-site transporting of hazardous wastes.

  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of wet and instrumental methods of analyses.

  • Knowledge of basic laboratory functions, test methods, equipment (including but not limited to analytical equipment, autoclaves, incubators, and environmental monitoring equipment), processes and applicable procedures.

  • Employee maybe required to manage hazardous wastes in compliance with company procedures & State/Federal/Local hazardous waste regulations. Duties may include: Identifying, handling, generating, accumulating, storing, labeling, and on-site transporting of hazardous wastes.

  • Knowledge of FDA regulations, application of Good Laboratory Practices, application of Good Manufacturing Practices and application of Good Documentation Practices a plus.

  • Knowledge of laboratory safety including standard precautions and hazardous and biohazardous chemical handling.

  • Solid verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to read, write, and converse in English.

  • Must be a solid team player, able to meet deadlines and changing priorities.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with managers, peers and subordinates.

  • Must be very detailed oriented and able to produce high quality of work.

  • Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment.

  • Must have the ability to complete tasks under direction from manager, supervisor and/or Lead.

  • Must have the ability to prioritize multiple projects/workflow and manage time efficiently in order to meet established timelines.

  • Basic decision-making skills, technical problem solving ability and analytical skills a plus.

  • Must be proficient in a variety of mathematical disciplines.Ability to use and apply statistical tools a plus.

  • Must be computer literate. Must be able to navigate electronic mail systems and the intranet for communication purposes.

  • Must be able to conduct searches and fill in online forms on a Personal Computer for the purposes of training, performance management, and self-service applications.

  • Basic knowledge of MS Office suite of programs (including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Education and/or experience

  • High School diploma with 4 years’ experience or a AA with 2 years’ experience or a Bachelor’s with 0 years’ experience or a Masters with 0 years of experience. Strongly prefer experience in Chemistry, Microbiology or Biological Sciences with Analytical Chemistry or laboratory experience in quality operations, biotechnology, pharmaceutical or similar cGMP manufacturing environment.

Physical Demands

The overall physical exertion of this position requires light to medium work.

  • May be required to sit between 1-2 hours in Micro and between 3-4 in AQC.

  • May be required to walk between 3-4 hours in Micro and between 1-2 hours in AQC.

  • May be required to stand for over 4 hours in Micro and between 3-4 hours in AQC.

  • May be required to bend at the neck/waist between 1-2 hours in all Quality areas.

  • May be required to squat between 1-2 hours in Micro and up to 1 hour in AQC.

  • May be required to climb (use step stools and ladders) between 1-2 hours in Micro.Not required in AQC.

  • May be required to reach above/below the shoulder between 1-2 hours in Micro and up to 1 hour in AQC.

  • May be required to kneel between 1-2 hours in Micro and up to 1 hour in AQC.

  • May be required to twist at the neck/waist between 1-2 hours in Micro and up to 1 hour in AQC.

  • May be required to lift up to 50lbs in Micro and up to 25lbs in AQC. Lift between 5-10lbs up to 30x per shift, 11-25lbs up to 5x per shift, and 26-50lbs up to 5x per shift in Micro.Lifts between 5-10lbs up to 1x per shift, and 11-25lbs up to 1x per shift in AQC.

  • May be required to carry up to 50lbsin Micro and up to 25lbs in AQC.Carry distance of 5-10lbs up to 30x per shift up to 20ft, 11-25lbs up to 5x per shift up to 5ft, and 26-50lbs up to 5x per shift up to 5ft in Micro.Carry distance of 5-10lbs up to 1x per shift up to 10ft and 11-25lbs up to 1x pers shift up to 10ft in AQC.Requires use of both right and left hands and arms over 4 hours in all Quality areas.

  • Requires repetitive use of both right and left hands over 4 hours in Micro and between 1-2 hours in AQC.

  • May require simple grasping between 3-4 hours in Micro and between 1-2 hours in AQC.

  • May require power grasping between 1-2 hours in Micro and is not required in AQC.

  • May require fine manipulation up to 1 hour in all Quality areas.

  • May require pushing/pulling with hands/arms between 3-4 hours in Micro and up to 1 hour in AQC.

  • May require office work activities with hands/arms between 3-4 hours in all Quality areas.

  • May be required to gown frequently and balance when gowning into clean areas.

  • May be required to drive cars, trucks, forklifts or other equipment.

  • May be required to work around moving equipment and machinery.

  • May be required to walk on uneven ground or slippery surfaces in Micro.

  • May be exposed to noise above 85 dBA in Micro.This may require hearing protection and other protective equipment to be worn.

  • May work and have exposure to hot, cold, wet environment/conditions in Micro.

  • May be exposed to dust, gases, chemicals, liquid Nitrogen, and fumes in all Quality areas.May require respiratory protection.

  • May be required to work at heights above floor level in Micro.

  • Will not be required to operate foot controls or repetitive foot movement.

  • May require the use of special visual or auditory protective equipment in Micro.

  • May be required to work with bio-hazards such as: blood borne pathogens, sewage or medical waste in all Quality areas.

  • May be required to drive to travel to other facilities, training sites, and off site meetings.

  • May be required to work in confined areas.

Working Environment

  • Laboratory environment.

  • Inside working conditions.

  • Must wear personal protective equipment due to safety requirements in designated lab areas.

  • May be required to work in controlled or clean room environments requiring special gowning. Will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet, and body.

  • No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish, or artificial fingernails may be worn in these work environments.

  • May work around Methotrexate, which is a known cell growth inhibitor.

  • May require immunization before performing work within the manufacturing area.

  • Must be able to read, write, and converse in English.

  • Must be able to work more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a workweek as required.

  • Overtime may be required at times.

  • Will be required to work an alternate work schedule (10 hour shift / 4 days a week).

  • May be required to work or be assigned to a different shift as needed.

  • Maybe required to work weekends and holidays.

  • Will have interaction with other people.

  • Pace may be fast and job completion demands may be high.

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