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Quality Lab Shift Technician-Newark

Date: Oct 20, 2021

Location: Newark, Delaware, US, 19711

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

Perform testing on finished product, in-process, or raw material samples in either the chemistry or microbiology lab to provide analytical information to support the manufacturing process and ensure product meets specification and consumer safety standards.  

    2.1 Technical/Functional
•    Accurately and consistently perform routine testing in the QC lab
•    Conduct testing in accordance with SOP's
•    Perform routine maintenance and calibration procedures on laboratory equipment
•    Prepare and qualify reagents as required
•    Sample raw material and finished product containers
•    Assist in labeling off-quality material as needed
•    Analyze and report results via LIMS and communicate/present test results and pertinent information to appropriate persons
•    Position requires ability to operate on rotating shift schedule

    2.2 Quality    
•    Follow all standard lab procedures and testing methods
•    Assure lab equipment is kept clean and in good working order
•    Comply with cGMP, GLP, FSSC, and ISO 9001 standards, both in the laboratory and in the plant
•    Maintain accurate records of all test results and report them in a timely manner in alignment with the quality system
•    Ensure documentation and records are maintained according to plant procedures and the quality system
•    Suggest changes to procedures and methods as needed
    2.3 Safety/Health/Environment
•    Conduct all lab procedures in a manner that protects the safety & health of self & other individuals
•    Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
•    Assist in maintaining, at a high level, all laboratory safety equipment and cleanliness/housekeeping standards
•    Support the site behavioral based safety program by participating in observations and providing constructive feedback for safety improvement. Carry out safety risk assessments for lab activities
•    Ensure all work is conducted with respect to safety precautions, equipment safety devices
•    Conduct all work in compliance with systems for maintaining a safe workplace (Management of Change, Environmental Management System, PSM etc.)
•    Take personal responsibility to raise safety concerns and be part of the resolution
•    Participate in plant safety initiatives
•    Ensures disposal of all laboratory wastes is in compliance with regulatory and plant guidelines


2.4 Communication 
    Proactively communicate issues and ideas for improvement
    Ensure all key stakeholders in your areas of responsibility have required information in a timely manner
    Effectively utilize all communication systems (telephone, voicemail, electronic mail, memos, posting) to stay informed and inform others as appropriate;
    Provide and/or respond to information requests in a timely and complete manner
    Demonstrate an attitude of respect and professional interaction with others



Job Requirements

3.1 Education / Experience
•    Minimum High School Degree with Associates of Applied Science Degree preferred in chemical technology, microbiology, or related fields of study or equivalent combination of education and experience;
•    6 months to 2 years experience in a testing laboratory or equivalent with experience in a chemistry lab preferred
•    Familiarity with basic laboratory equipment and analytical testing procedures preferred

3.2 Knowledge/Skills/Competencies
    Good math and analytical skills (ability to perform calculations)
    Computer literacy with MS Office, email, Internet, etc.
    Familiarity with ISO 9001, FSSC 22000, and cGMPs desired
    Familiarity with LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) desired

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia