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Chemist - Quality Control

Company: Avantor
Location: Carpinteria
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryReports to Quality Assurance Supervisor or designate. Under minimal supervision, the QA Chemist performs analysis of new silicone formulations and process intermediates. Conducts method characterization, optimization, validation, and transfer studies. Authors technical reports, standard operating procedures and other controlled documents. Supports design and development verification/validation activities and assists in the generation and review of associated protocols. Evaluates impact of process improvement efforts and manufacturing deviations on process validations and product design. Acts as a team leader in directing others to achieve above goals. Prepares written technical reports and proposals for management review. Responsible for knowing silicone manufacturing processes and related formulations.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESInclude the following (other duties may be assigned): Technical writingLot Release and sample testingPeer review of lot release testing documentationAssists with the coordination of product design and development planningMay coordinate design transfer activities (feasibility reviews, design reviews, post production product reviews)Assists with design and development verification and validation activitiesEvaluates impact of process improvement efforts and manufacturing deviations on process validations and product designReviews validation master plans and validation protocolsInterfaces with various NuSil departments: works closely with Technology and Innovation, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance Testing and Engineering departmentsMust be regular and punctual in attendanceResponsible for maintaining quality within the scope of the job description.QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEMaster's Degree in Chemistry, Material Sciences, or Chemical Engineering with0-3 years of experience, OR Bachelor's degree with 2-5 years of experienceLANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or regulatory documents. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers.REASONING ABILITYAbility to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For safety, the use of contact lenses for any reason, cosmetic or corrective, is prohibited on the production floor, in the lab areas, in the engineering shop, or while working on equipment. The company will provide prescription safety glasses with a current (under 12 months) vision corrective prescription provided by the employee.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Dependable attendance required.PROFESSIONALISMWhile performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to maintain a pleasant and professional manner with coworkers, customers and visitors. Must effectively handle and prioritize multiple tasks, manage people, meet deadlines, and work as a team player. The employee must be able to effectively delegate, make decisions on imperfect information and to communicate and give and receive complex oral and/or written instructions. Must have the ability to make upper management decisions. Work with high level of efficiency and confidentiality. In addition, the employee must be able to determine and carry out appropriate actions addressing employee disciplinary issues.DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.EEO Statement:Avantor companies are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.This site is governed solely by applicable U.S. laws and governmental regulations. Use of this site constitutes your consent to application of such laws and regulations and ourPrivacy Policy.**Must qualify as an individual allowed to access to ITAR/EAR and CUI information (role is limited to US Persons)DISCLAIMER:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at recruiting@avantorsciences.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.EEO is the LawOFCCP EEO SupplementPAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

Keywords: Avantor, Santa Barbara , Chemist - Quality Control, Other , Carpinteria, California

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