Quality Control Chemist I

Job Title

Quality Control Chemist I

Job Description

PURPOSE:

To assure by chemical and physical testing that all raw materials, manufactured materials, in-process and finished products meet established specifications that impact their identity, strength, quality, purity and stability.

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Samples of chemical components, manufactured bulk product, and finished drug product are submitted to the QC Laboratory for testing.  The Chemist utilizes standard methods of analysis and numerous analytical techniques in testing these samples.  They document their results and generate reports as required by the QC Lab Manager to whom they report directly.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position requires standing approximately 80% of the time due to laboratory bench work.  Occasional assistance in product inspection (weekly) will require walking, bending, lifting (possibly up to 40 lbs. or more) as well as clerical, etc.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color recognition.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

This position requires daily working with hazardous and toxic chemicals, dust, and fumes necessitating use of personal protective equip­ment such as safety glasses, face shields, respirators, fume hoods, etc.

 

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS: 

Within 6 months of initial employment, the chemist should be capable of running some of the standardized methods of analysis used in the lab.  The output of any one chemist should be relatively close to that of any other chemist.  Compliance within the guidelines of the company's Corrective Counseling Policy will be required.

 

BEHAVIORAL SKILLS:

Ability to make decisions and set priorities to include recognizing important elements of the job, estimating time needed to perform tasks, and drawing conclusions about problems/situations based on provided facts as needed to identify problems and recommend actions for solutions, and respond positively and effectively to emergency situations.

Ability to interact with supervisors, co-workers, and public in a courteous and professional manner, to include being flexible with work schedules and requests.

All employees will follow and uphold policies as set out and signed in the Employee Handbook.

Basic Qualifications