SUMMARY: Performs chemical, microbiological,and physical testing of samples submitted to SORA Laboratories. Maintains the chemistry, microbiology, and physical testing facilities and supplies in good working order.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following. Management retains the right to add to or change the duties of the position at anytime. The functions below are to be performed in accordance with all applicable FDA, OSHA, EPA, and ISO standards and regulations.
Perform the receipt, compositing, and organization of samples submitted to SORA Labs. Perform sampling in a GMP environment.
Perform and report the assigned testing of samples submitted to the laboratory.
Perform testing in support of OOS investigations.
Perform and report the routine maintenance and calibration of equipment and instrumentation.
Record and peer-review analytical and calibration work performed as required for GMP and laboratory accountability.
Organize and maintain the necessary chemical and reagent stocks. Maintain the laboratory facilities in a clean and organized manner.
Properly handle and dispose of all hazardous waste generated during routine functions.
Cross-train and assist others in performing routine testing of submitted samples.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Possess expertise and proficiency with analytical laboratory glassware, equipment and instrumentation.
Be able to read, analyze, and interpret methods and standard operating procedures.
Be able to use aseptic technique when required.
Be able to work independently in an organized and reliable manner
Be willing to work extended hours, weekends and holidays when needed.
The position requires extensive standing. The employee is regularly required to walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Requires a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field. This position requires 0 to 3 years experience.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is carried out in an analytical laboratory. There is considerable exposure to raw materials and chemical reagents. Personal Protective Equipment such as lab coats, gloves, safety glasses and respirators must be worn as defined by safety policy.