Quality Associate


Round Lake, Illinois

a month ago

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Job Description

Job Title: Quality Associate
Location: Round Lake, IL, 60073
Duration: 06 months (Potential Extension)
Ensure quality assurance oversight and compliance to approved policies and regulations on laboratory computerized systems and instruments that conduct biological, chemical, and physical analyses on pharmaceutical products through all stages of the manufacturing process from incoming raw materials to finished goods, and environmental monitoring programs.

Must not be allergic to Penicillin or Cephalosporin drugs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Perform administrator functions and maintain user access to laboratory computerized systems and instruments.
• Coordinates training with laboratory personnel for computerized systems and instrumentation after updates and enhancements.
• Understand and maintain knowledge of sophisticated laboratory instrumentation and computer systems used to collect and record data. Understand and maintain knowledge of advanced laboratory assays requiring precise analytical skills and understanding of scientific principles.
• Be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on computerized systems and equipment and know how to troubleshoot issues with laboratory staff.
• Act as a liaison between instrument/plant engineers, IT personnel, validation, and laboratory staff for instrument / system operation.
• Provide input and/or review validation protocols related to laboratory instrument and computerized systems. Assess impact of changes to computerized systems and laboratory instruments.
• Support projects that involves enhancements or updates to computerized systems or new methods which require instrumentation or systems updates to computerized systems. Complete all activities in a timely and appropriate manner.
• Maintain data integrity and ensure compliance with company SOPs and specifications, FDA, GLP, QSR and cGMP regulations. Investigate nonconformance events and write exception documents.
• Participate in functions involving teams, which impact production, increase efficiency, solve problems, generate cost savings, improve quality, and provide new product support.
• Coordinate with laboratory staff to perform periodic review and laboratory audits. Provide support to audit and update instrument and computerized systems SOPs as required.
• Present information and/or respond to questions during compliance audits.

• Prior experience with laboratory information management systems and/or laboratory instrumentation is required.
• Experience with BaxLIMS, Empower CDS, LabVantage, Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN), Bacterial Endotoxin Readers, highly desired.
• Strong knowledge of FDA, ISO and GMP regulations.
• Ability to communicate between various levels of engineering, validation, IT, and laboratory personnel.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently, and in a timely fashion. Occasional off-shift or weekend work may be required.
• Must be able to communicate effectively with managers, peers, and subordinates.
• Strong leadership, organization and time management skills, and ability to manage multiple tasks.
• Must demonstrate effectiveness in ability to train others, empowerment, results oriented and task completion.
• Strong Decision-making and technical problem-solving skills.
• Physical demands of the position may require the ability to lift materials or equipment up to 50 lbs. and wear personal protective equipment.

Education and/or Experience:
• Bachelor's Degree in Science (Chemistry or Biological science) or technical field (Information Technology or Engineering) with 5 or more years’ experience, or Master's Degree with 2 or more years’ experience.

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at: http://www.spectraforce.com
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at LOA@spectraforce.com if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $31.25/hr.

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