QC Chemist – Entry Level!
Company : Actalent
Country: United States
Location : Myerstown, Pennsylvania
Post: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 05:16:00 GMT
Expires: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 23:59:59 GMT
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DEPARTMENT/TEAM DESCRIPTION The bulk testing team is responsible for Quality Control testing of over the counter pharmaceutical in process and finished packaged goods manufactured in Myerstown. The stability testing team is responsible for ensuring over the counter drug products within the stability program are tested according to the stability schedule and meet shelf life specifications. This is a fast-paced, energetic team that works together across two shifts to meet aggressive throughput times to support a lean manufacturing operation. The testing for both teams is very similar and allows for the opportunity to support both teams depending on the workload and schedule. POSITION SUMMARY Perform the analysis on in-process, finished products, stability products following prescribed procedures to provide the information base leading to raw product disposition. Assist in troubleshooting and problem solving as directed. POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Perform standard qualitative and quantitative analysis on: in-process products, and finished pharmaceutical preparations employing accepted gravimetric and spectrophotometer procedures, in accordance with approved testing procedures, the National Formulary (NF) and the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP). Utilize standard “bench” chemistry technique as well as sophisticated electronic instrumentation, including spectrophotometer, viscometer, etc. Maintain records of all analysis information of assigned products on data sheets for permanent file and proper entry of information on laboratory forms. Evaluate all data obtained from analysis; if discrepancy or deviation occurs, consult with Supervisor and recommend additional testing if necessary. Perform routine analytical testing of raw materials purchased from prospective suppliers to determine that the materials meet compendia and/or company standards. Adhere to the pertinent aspects of Corporate and plant safety programs and adhering to GMPs, ISO standards or other regulations. Assist in investigating non-compliance investigations. Assist with troubleshooting analytical methodology and instrumentation malfunctions. Perform special assignments as directed by supervisor. Assist in validation of manufacturing and production lines and equipment pertinent to chemistry (e.g. equipment and room cleaning validation) if requested. REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES In this position, the incumbent will be expected to draw upon previous analytical experience, as well as continuously learn Quality Control systems and effectively engage in relationships with peers in the laboratories, Manufacturing/Production, and personnel in other departments as needed. Once the incumbent is assigned specific materials on which to perform the quality control tests, or provide development or troubleshooting, the incumbent will have considerable impact on results from his/her work. Product can be rejected and manufacturing procedures can be altered significantly either in schedule changes or in process itself. Education Requirement(s): Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, or related 4 year science degree required. Chemistry degree is preferred. Skill & Competency Requirements: Knowledge, practical application, and understanding of analytical chemistry is required to perform the functions of this position. Demonstrated capability for communicating ideas, concepts, and work results effectively to colleagues and supervision. Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated as well as to work collaboratively in a team-based environment is required. Must demonstrate initiative and a willingness to learn. Good working knowledge of advanced laboratory instrumentation and personal computer skills are required. Competencies required: analytical problem solving, alertness, work within established policies and procedures, commitment to task, decisiveness, effective written and interpretive communication skills, and organization and planning skills. Experience in wet analytical methods and instrumentation techniques preferred; HPLC, UV, GC, IR, and AA preferred. Preferences: At least 1 year of lab experience preferred (outside of bachelors degree), preferably in pharmaceutical or nutritional industry. A working knowledge of statistics, data processing and good manufacturing practices is desirable. A thorough understanding of National Formulary (NF); United States Pharmacopoeia (USP); and European Pharmacopoeia (EP) testing procedures, as well as, US Pharmaceutical Industry Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), quality control methods and procedures preferred. ABOUT ACTALENT: Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. Were supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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