Quality Technician (Chemical Lab)


Prince George's County, Maryland

a month ago

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Job Description

Location: Jayuya, PR

  • Performs testing activities at the Chemical Laboratory in support to formulation and release of Jayuya Products including initials, in-process and final samples testing. Perform testing of raw materials and water samples. Provide support to Chemical Laboratory personnel in any associated activity. Follow current procedures and ensure compliance with corporate internal policies and external regulations (safety and 6S guidelines included).
  • Fills the corresponding “Out of Service” Tag, as required, according to current procedures.
  • Manages laboratory equipment include but not limited to pH, Optical Rotation, Conductivity, Titrations, Karl Fisher, Melting Point, Color, LOD, ROI, IR, UV, IR, Flame Ionization, Visual Inspections, Spectramax, Caliper, as assigned by area management, ensuring current procedures are followed.
  • Assists Laboratory Personnel in setting equipment of higher complexity, such as HPLC, UPLC, Atomic Absorption, Dionex and GC, and / or performing related testing as requested by area management.
  • Assist in the disposal of laboratory wastes according to Company policies and procedures.
  • Performs routine testing of raw materials, initials, in-process and finished product samples versus current specification and procedures.
  • Pick-ups, delivers and/ or receives process samples to the chemical laboratory ensuring they are  documented in the corresponding log book as per current procedures. Includes logging samples as well.
  • Assists in the monitoring and maintenance of the laboratory temperature and humidity charting system and replace the corresponding chart paper as required by current procedure.
  • Performs sampling and testing activities related to Jayuya Plant and Laboratory Water Systems during routine or when required, for example after maintenance, interventions or modifications, (Extraordinary Maintenance Requests, EMR). Perform heavy metal conductivity and TOC analysis to water samples, according to current procedures.
  • Prepares and keep up date laboratory solutions reagents expiration dates and assist laboratory chemists in preparing mobile phase for HPLC.
  • Order and carry-out inventory of laboratory reagents, standards, equipment and glassware notifying timely to area supervisor when any material needs replenishment. Make sure that any expired material is retrieved and discard according to current procedures.
  • Keeps the laboratory work area or assigned systems organized and in clean conditions.
  • Follows cGMP's and cGDP's when performing work and notify area management in the event of any none expected or out of limit results is obtained when testing laboratory samples. Assist Laboratory Supervisor in the investigation process of non-conformance test results.
  • Performs routine audit to assigned laboratory systems notifying area management of any discrepancy found and ensuring the observation is correct. For example, audit desiccators, temperature charts, laboratory refrigerator, freezer, etc.
  • Complies with work assigned by the immediate supervisor within the established deadline, this may include working overtime at any shift or during Holidays, when required (for example during shutdowns or regulatory audits). Assistance during high workload periods is a must.
  • Teamwork oriented, manages diversity and handles multiple tasks at the same time.
  • Provide and maintain a safe work environment by participating in safety programs, 6S committees, or teams and by conducting laboratory or plant safety audits. 
  • Active involvement in data integrity, testing methodology standardization practice system and non-conformance material containment process.
  • Effective system-based communication with other Quality Department, and Manufacturing team members.
  • Daily maintenance and calibration of testing equipment.
  • Help to maintain all quality record documentation including: internal audit records, and charts, calibration records, training records, internal non-conformance’s, vendor non-conformance’s, corrective action reports and meeting action items.
  • Understand and competently use the measurement tools required: scales, ruler, calipers, etc.
  • Aid in the documentation of R&D and/or special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Follow all plant and department specific organizational and safety rules, including proper use of all required personal protective equipment.
  • Provide timely and accurate documentation of all analytical data according to Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) Escalate Out-of-Spec materials to QC Lab Supervisor for data review.
  • Required good communications skills and willingness and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Responsible for following all standard operating procedures and quality assurance requirements.
  • Completes all necessary reporting and recordkeeping on product samples released and perform data entry in a timely manner.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.Sc.) in Chemistry or Chemical Technology; or five years related experience and/or training.
  • Availability to work 3rd shift, non-standard shifts, overtime and weekends.
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to supervisors, internal or external audits and other employees of the organization. Must read and understand basic English as a second language. Ability to communicate, read, write and understand English/Spanish languages.
  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, percent and interpret bar graphs.
  • REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, EXAMS: cGMP's Training, and other certificates or licenses that the immediate supervisor refers.
  • COMPANY REGULATORY COMPLIANCE: Observes and promotes company security, industrial hygiene, cGMP's, procedures and other security measures already established by the company; should inform any violation. Able to follow all GMP requirements while conducting the assigned duties and completing official documents.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds (with the appropriate safety equipment that Company provide). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, explosives. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; extreme heat; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • SAFETY EQUIPMENT and/or EQUIPMENT: The employee is required to use the appropriate Safety Equipment that company requires to comply with all Safety and Security rules (in Regulated Areas), such as: safety glasses, safety shoes, uniform, special safety suit, gloves, and any other equipment necessary in order to protect the health and safety of the incumbent. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use the appropriate equipment such as: computer, calculator, telephone, fax machine, copy machine, general and specialized laboratory equipment, and small precision tools.
  • DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The above statement are intended to describe the general nature and level or work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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 health benefits that include vision, dental, and pharmacy. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include a 401K retirement plan with employer matching, a referral bonus program, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program). SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave and vacation 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 benefits_pr@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: $17.00/hr.