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Scientist 2, Microbiology- QC Technician
Ref No.: 18-18841
Location: Woburn, Massachusetts
Under the general supervision of the QC Supervisor, the Sr. QC Technician will perform chemical and microbial assays on finished goods and incoming raw materials used in the production of products according to official compendium, test methods.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Schedule and perform chemical assays on incoming raw material that is used in the production of company products according to official compendium and Davol Test Procedures.
  • Perform chemical and microbial assays on samples from all stages of the manufacturing process for each product line according to Davol Test Procedures.
  • Complete in process Quality Control test reports and Inspection Procedures.
  • Clean and calibrate Quality Control laboratory equipment when needed
  • Prepare samples required for outside testing laboratories
  • Assist in segregation of expired salts and chemicals for proper disposal and removal
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Job Functions:
  • Set up and maintain logbooks where necessary
  • Daily monitoring of laboratory equipment (i.e. refrigerators, analytical balances and systems).
  • Research and rewrite current test procedures or develop new test procedures when and if necessary.
  • Recognize problems and resolve them to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Research new equipment for possible purchase.
  • As needed, train other technicians on developed assays.
  • Support and assist in the development of lean thinking programs and participate in the implementation of these programs throughout the facility as required
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with the operation of the following:
  • Viscometer
  • Programmable UV/VIS Spectrophotometer
  • Ether Extraction
  • Kjeldahl Systems
  • pH meter
  • LAL Gel-Clot
  • Environmental Monitoring/Aseptic Technique

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge:
  • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.

Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor's or Associates Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Bio-Chemistry or Microbiology with 3-5 years "bench-top” laboratory experience preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years "bench-top” laboratory experience in lieu of a degree.

Physical Demands:
  • Ability to spend continuous hours standing in a lab environment performing tasks that may require repetitive motion.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs
  • Ability to use a wrench and apply force to open raw material containers (for sampling)
  • Ability to gown and gain access to production areas

Work Environment:
  • Majority of time is spent working in a lab or in an office
  • Personal Protective Equipment is required in the lab
  • Limited time spent working in clean room