Quality Lab Associate II

  • Baxter
  • Round Lake, IL, USA
  • Nov 23, 2021
Health Care Pharmaceutical Quality Control Research Science

Job Description

The Quality Lab Associate performs entry-level laboratory testing (pH, density, volume, etc.) that requires a variety of chemical, biological, or physical analyses on products/systems in support of the company’s quality program.  This role works as part of the quality unit. This position reports to a Quality Control Chemistry Supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (these are primary responsibilities of the role and the incumbent will perform other duties as assigned)

  • Operates applicable laboratory equipment (HPLC, UV, Karl Fischer, pH meter, density meter, etc.)
  • Performs testing in accordance with technical service studies, experimental batches and development studies
  • Performs raw material, in-process, and finished product testing
  • Maintain data integrity and ensure compliance with company standard operating procedures (SOPs) and worldwide regulatory agency requirements
  • Writes non-conformance reports
  • Initiates Laboratory Investigation Reports
  • Performs general laboratory/personal area clean-up
  • Participates in continuous improvement functions involving teams, which increase efficiency, solve problems, generate cost savings and improve quality
  • Performs internal laboratory checklist and audits

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, or Biological Science with Analytical Chemistry or Laboratory coursework
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability to use enterprise software (examples include:  JDE, BPLM, Pilgrim, Trackwise, etc.)
  • Knowledge of instrument/software/documentation repair and calibration systems preferred

Physical / Safety Requirements

  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment.
  • Duties may require overtime work, including nights, holidays, and weekends
  • Use of hands and fingers to manipulate office and laboratory equipment is required
  • Position may require sitting or standing for long periods of time. 
  • This position requires handling of laboratory chemicals
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs
  • Must be able to qualify for 20/25 corrected vision and pass color blindness test