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Quality Lab Technician

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.

This highly visible position is the Manufacturing Facility at our Harrisonville, MO location. The Quality Lab Technician performs all facets of testing for manufactured products, including raw materials and finished goods, in order to maintain product integrity.

Thursday - Saturday & Every Other Wednesday

6pm - 6am

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct daily batch and physical testing for manufacturing operations, using standard chemical analysis according to established test procedures. Perform routine & complex testing of samples for HPLC, in a timely, accurate manner. Work with the Quality Control Supervisor to determine priority of samples.
    • Solution preparation
    • Sample extraction
    • Instrument setup
    • Data processing
    • Result entry tracking
  • Operate laboratory computer, analytical test instruments and systems, including troubleshooting and calibrations as needed
  • Communicate appropriate batch adjustments to Processing staff to ensure product integrity according to specifications. Troubleshoot analytical problems with Processing staff as needed
  • Perform incoming raw ingredient testing and comparisons to standards and verify quality of received components
  • Document and maintain test results, audit information, procedures, logs, and specifications using appropriate data or file maintenance systems, in accordance with Company Policy
  • Review and Update SOPs and other documentation to ensure up-to-date processes and procedures
  • Assist and investigate non-chemical material issues that occur on the manufacturing floor
  • Support Plant Trial Requests as needed
  • Maintain and foster positive working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Utilize a positive problem-solving process that enables issues to be resolved in a positive inclusive manner.
  • Assure all test result are reported for product release alignment
  • Document out of spec conditions for potential Hold reconciling
  • Work with CI & Operations on alignment of Quality expectations
  • Train other lab support team members on procedures
  • Properly handle and dispose of Lab waste
  • Maintain sample retain area
  • Communicate effectively with internal customers and vendors as needed
  • Maintain good laboratory practices for the safe and proper handling of chemicals
  • Perform cleaning and housekeeping tasks for both the laboratory environment and testing equipment
  • Be a leader, advocate and resource for the implementation, execution, and maintenance of the principles of lean manufacturing such as 5S, etc. This includes active participation in Lean activities.
  • Monitor and maintain laboratory supply inventory to ensure department resource needs are met and avoid work interruptions
  • Evaluate quality data and plant process capabilities. Suggest opportunities for continuous improvement and areas for specification change where applicable.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Maintain all required facility training expectations
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel preferred
  • Good organizational/time management skills required
  • Ability to effectively interact with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work for long periods of time, under pressure, to produce results
  • Basic chemical and mechanical aptitude
  • Work flexible schedule as needed
  • Demonstrate ambiguity to change
  • Must be able to read & understand materials & products specifications in English. Upon training, must be able to work with measuring equipment such as calipers, gauges etc.
  • Ability to take and follow directions
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of Karl Fisher and HPLCs a plus

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of experience in a lab or testing environment using wet chemistry procedures required.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Chemistry or Biology/Chemistry combination preferred

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

    For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at http://www.churchdwight.com/


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