QC Lab Technician

General Summary

This position works under general supervision and is primarily responsible for monitoring and adjusting the production process to ensure customer product specifications and company quality standards are met.


Principal Duties And Responsibilities 

  1. Monitors the production process; accurately tests and interprets raw materials and work-in-process for adherence to customer specifications and company quality standards; and promptly    informs production of any adjustments needed.
  2. Analyzes final products with all required tests for product approval and performs various in process laboratory tests.
  3. Ensures proper aseptic sample methods for microbiological samples.
  4. Calibrates lab instruments and equipment to specified standards and ensures lab cleanliness according to GMP or GLP as required.
  5. Organizes and maintains all required paperwork and documentation.
  6. Interfaces with other departments to address and resolve production/lab problems and to improve methods, processes, and specifications.
  7. Maintains a clean supply of glassware to perform all required testing.
  8. Monitors inventory levels of lab supplies and informs person responsible for ordering.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  1. Ability to read, write and speak English.
  2. Ability to read and comprehend documents such as standard operating procedures, equipment manuals, and blend formulas.
  3. Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from colleagues, other departments and occasionally auditors.
  4. Ability to interpret testing results and follow SOP document for appropriate action.
  5. Ability to operate a variety of lab equipment and instruments and a variety of office equipment.
  6. Possess a working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices and ISO compliance requirements.
  7. Skilled in Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel as well as database programs.
  8. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as rate, ratio, percents and volume using metric equivalents.

Perform temperature calculations in Centigrade (C). Perform basic dilution series on product in accordance with specifications or recipes.

  1. These characteristics are normally acquired through a Bachelors Degree in a scientific field or at least six months experience in a laboratory environment.



Working Conditions

Working environment is generally favorable. Lighting, temperature and noise levels are adequate with occasional exposure to cold temperatures. Personal Protective Equipment is required at all times. This includes a lab coat, hair/beard net, safety glasses, and gloves. A dust mask is required when working with powdered media substances. Weekend work may be required.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to lift and/or move materials or equipment up to 25 lbs. Frequent use of hands to finger, handle or touch objects, tools or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.

Application Deadline: 
Job ID:  2003

Marshfield, MO, US, 65706

Job Posting Function:  Quality / Control / Health & Safety

Nearest Major Market: Springfield