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Quality Control Associate Chemist
Ref No.: 18-08823
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
This position is a bench analytical chemist role. The primary responsibilities include testing of raw materials, in-process and finished goods testing. Product approval and product release will be based off of the results of this testing.Key Responsibilities: Follow site Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WI)Analyze chemical raw material samples.Analyze chemical bulk solution and finished goods samples for product release.Maintain laboratory records (data integrity).Maintain laboratory instruments.Ability to work overtime and weekends to support manufacturingResponsible for contributing to the continual quality & reliability improvement of APD products and services.Ensuring policies, procedures and practices are in compliance with global quality & regulatory requirements and meet the needs of our customers & Quality Policy.Responsible for performing tasks to support the quality system and quality policy as directed by QA/RA management.Minimum Requirements/Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in a science related field (i.e. chemistry or biology)Experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory preferredExcellent communication and attention to detailAbility to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability and a positive attitudeMust demonstrate strong organizational skills and be able to handle multiple assignments simultaneouslyMust be willing to work with and around hazardous chemicals.Must possess strong organizational skills.Experience of working with FDA regulated products desired (Medical Device/IVD preferred) (pharmaceutical, dietary supplement or food experience is acceptable).Knowledge of ISO13485 / FDA QSR 21 CFR Part 820 / 803 requirements preferred, 21 CFR Part 110, 111 or 211 is acceptable.Excellent interpersonal skillsExcellent communication skills both written & oralExcellent computer skills, particularly spreadsheets/graphical software tools (e.g. Excel)Less than 5% travel (US & International)Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria: Bachelor's Degree in a science related field (i.e. chemistry or biology)Minimum 1 year of experience working in a laboratory setting.