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Lab Lead - VN

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Lab Lead at our Vancouver, Washington plant! Under general supervision, this position leads for the quality control laboratory overseeing calibration, data review and Out of Specification (OOS) Investigations.

The current opening is available on our Day shift, which works Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

The annual salary range for this position is $51,800 - $77,700 which is Church & Dwight’s Grade 18.


  • Follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), company policies, safety policies and practices, quality standards, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  • Performs secondary review of raw data and verifying results in Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
  • Tracks lab calibration, instrument qualification due dates and assigning them to lab staff as necessary or schedules with outside vendors.
  • Performs initial root cause analysis of any run failures.
  • Performs instrument and software troubleshooting as issues in the laboratory arise.
  • Assigns OOS investigations and coordinating retesting with outside laboratories where applicable.
  • Performs OOS investigations to determine root cause of OOS results.
  • Implements corrective actions from OOS investigations.
  • Initiates change requests for method or process updates and providing sufficient supporting documentation.
  • Sends out the daily OOS email to key stake holders.
  • Reviews and approves monthly forms including scale and pipette calibration records, temperature records, etc.
  • Assigning new lab notebooks and bench sheets to analysts.
  • Performs daily, weekly, and monthly safety tasks including: waste designation and pickup, monthly safety check, fume hood verification, MSDS review, weekly dangerous waste checks and safety walk-through training.
  • Oversees the day to day activities of the lab including scheduling and ordering in the absence of the Shift Supervisor, Lab.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Science, or other related field plus two (2) years’ experience, preferably in the food industry and/or equivalent combination of experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job as well as experience performing standardized tests according to prescribed procedures and calculating/recording test results.


  • Good knowledge of laboratory terminology, equipment, materials and procedures, and the fundamental laboratory methods related to chemistry and biology.
  • Ability to perform standardized tests according to prescribed procedures and calculating/recording test results.
  • Ability to maintain punctuality and predictable attendance.
  • Must wear appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Moderate physical activity, requires standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day and up to twelve (8) hours per shift.
  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to perform work onsite and be comfortable in a light industrial/lab environment, including some exposure to non-toxic dust.


  • Annual Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
  • Annual Safety Training
  • Battery Acid –MSDS
  • Code of Conduct
  • On-Boarding
  • Role specific training as indicated in the plant Training Tracker and/or Safety Matrix
  • Sexual Harassment Avoidance
  • Vitamin D3 in Corn Oil – MSDS

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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