Position

QC Chemist II (Lynchburg, VA)


Department:

Quality

For over 150 years, Fleet Laboratories’ success has come from adapting to a changing world with creative thinking and innovative product development. We've grown into a global leader of over 100 personal health and beauty products. As the world keeps evolving, so will we-- with unique new technologies and products that help our customer’s look and feel your best.

At Fleet Laboratories, the future is bright and our commitment to quality and innovation has never been stronger. Working here at our location in Lynchburg, VA, you will feel part of a team that works together to meet our consumer needs.

Fleet Laboratories is seeking a QC Chemist II to provide technical expertise and guidance to the QC staff when performing chemical analyses on raw materials, in-process samples, finished products, and stability samples using established analytical methods, standards, and specifications. Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain laboratory and calibration equipment. Review and approve finished product, raw materials, and stability paperwork.  Lead training and instruction of QC personnel.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Complete testing according to SOPs, test methods and cGMP requirements.
  • Notify management of OOS test results immediately.
  • Ensure documentation is complete and correct and all raw data maintained, and calculations are completed.
  • Perform as a back-up for all QC finished product releases to QA. Release raw materials and review stability paperwork.
  • Ensure training has been completed for all individuals performing testing in the QC chemistry lab.
  • Perform and assist with Validation Activities.
  • Regularly update Calibration database (eMaint or equivalent), schedule and perform calibration and verification activities.
  • Lead training and instruction of the QC personnel, review results for accuracy and completion, and provide technical leadership to the department.
  • Develop, coordinate, and perform the validation function for QC analytical procedures and laboratory equipment and assist with validation activities of product manufacturing systems.
  • Coordinate or perform a variety of analytical tests to assure compliance with established standards and specifications.
  • Review and approve raw materials, in-process, finished product, and stability paperwork.
  • Detect, investigate, and report technical chemical problems & OOS investigations and initiate incident reports when required.
  • Create and review procedures. 
  • Schedule all calibration and qualification activities involving outside vendors, including sending instruments to outside laboratories for repair or maintenance, and tracking their completion.  Schedule outside vendors to perform annual preventive maintenance, qualification, and calibrations as appropriate.  Interact with vendors as necessary to ensure instruments are operational with minimal down time.
  • Maintain and renew all service contracts with outside vendors.  Provide timing to Quality management for renewals and budget purposes.   
  • Ensure regularly scheduled verification and calibration activities are performed.
  • Maintain QC Laboratory analytical standards, including USP, secondary and calibration standards.  Ensure secondary standards are qualified according to Fleet Laboratory procedures.
  • Perform a variety of related record keeping and reporting functions.
  • Create laboratory reports for APR documents.
  • Participate in the auditing of the laboratory and procedures to comply with cGMP, OSHA, and EPA regulatory requirements.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE, YOU WILL BRING

  • Requires the knowledge gained through a BS degree in Chemistry, or the equivalent and a minimum of six years of experience in a Quality Control Laboratory.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • The start of a great career working with a diverse group of great people.
  • The health and safety of every employee...our top priority
  • A clean, air-conditioned cGMP environment
  • Top notch benefits – paid time off, 401(K) retirement savings with company match, medical, dental and vision, pay annual targeted bonus, competitive pay, life insurance, Flexible spending account, and tuition reimbursement
  • Stability – a record of strong financial performance and a growing company, a business in the community for over 150 years.

Connect with us at: www.prestigebrands.com


Prestige is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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