Quality Lab Technician Job Description

Quality Lab Technician Job Description

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Quality lab technician provides support including scientific and technical work in preparing and conducting of laboratory experiments, assembly and disassembly of laboratory hardware and systems, and planning of projects.

Quality Lab Technician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective quality lab technician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included quality lab technician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Identify areas of variability in current lab procedures
Transfer data into SAP/Quality Suite systems
Design and develop quality documentation, procedures, work instructions, inspection and sampling plans as needed
Assist in the drafting, revision, implementation and maintenance of standard operating procedures (SOP) according to current good manufacturing practices (cGMP)
Ensure that safety and housekeeping standards in his/her areas of responsibility are maintained at required high levels by applying the proper chemical handling, sampling and analysis procedures, and safety programs
Order test standards and other lab supplies as Provide training to various teams on lab equipment when requested
Proficient in all laboratory testing which may include, but not limited to
Maintain good record keeping and documentation
Fluent in searching EQCMS database for documents and specifications
Perform maintenance work relating primarily to production equipment, including electrical, plumbing, machine repair, hydraulics, Complete complex equipment component re-builds where applicable

Quality Lab Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Quality Lab Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASQ, CPR, CCNA, DST/LO, ACI, FDOT, HACCP, 9001, ISO

Education for Quality Lab Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the quality lab technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Associates, Science, Biology, Technical, Microbiology, Education, Engineering, Manufacturing, General Education

Skills for Quality Lab Technician

Desired skills for quality lab technician include:

GMP’s and SPC plating
Identification of bacteria
Instrumentation and troubleshooting
Operation of autoclave
Quality systems
Laboratory practices
Procedures
Word
Excel
Systems

Desired experience for quality lab technician includes:

Ability to participate and provide quality leadership on improvement teams and maintain positive work environment with those teams
American Society of Quality (ASQ) certification (CQE, CQA, CQM, ) is a plus
Proactively and cooperatively communicate with peers and management to ensure awareness of progress and issues
There are multiple individual jobs covered by this job description with varying physical requirements
College graduate ( high school minimum)
Willing to consider additional formal training as required

Quality Lab Technician Examples

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Quality Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of quality lab technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for quality lab technician
  • Inspects and decides accept/reject status of incoming raw materials, semi-finished goods, and finished goods according to defined instructions, procedures and methods
  • Additional duties which a Laboratory Technician may carry out include routine chemical reactions or bench-scale tests of plant processes
  • Performs sensory analysis on finished product
  • Works the hours and/or shift assigned and meets attendance requirements
  • Plan and perform high quality, accurate, thorough and timely sample collection, preparation, analysis and reporting
  • Utilize effective oral and written communication skills to ensure that analysis results are effectively communicated in a timely manner
  • Holding/releasing railcars/unit trains/bagged products and ensuring specifications are met during the manufacture and loading of Water Softener, Animal Feed, Industrial and Agricultural products
  • Analyze and evaluate problems including troubleshooting instrument issues
  • Participate in, monitor compliance with, and establish priorities within the Analytical Quality Assurance Program the Chemical, Instrument and Equipment Maintenance Program
  • Additional assignments as directed by the Lab Supervisor or QC Specialist
Qualifications for quality lab technician
  • Maximum lifting height 6 feet
  • Use well lab equipment such as Mettler-Toledo Titrator, moisture analyzer, HPLC, FT-IR, UV-VIS, viscosimeter
  • Associates degree in Sciences or 2 year Technical degree in Analytical Testing or relevant experience
  • Self- directed and self- motivated to ensure activities are completed in a safe and timely manner to support production activities
  • Must be able to sit, stand, lift, reach, climb, bend and stoop on a daily basis, with good hand - eye coordination
  • Minimal to none
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Quality Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a quality lab technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for quality lab technician
  • Accurately completes required paperwork and follows through as required
  • Performs other tasks as designated by position
  • Provides training for Manufacturing Operators, QA Auditors, in the assessment of product, and the implementation of improvement projects
  • Provide technical advice in specialized quality assurance technology such as nondestructive testing, metrology, statistical techniques, fabrication techniques, quality codes and regulations
  • Assist the Regulatory Dept
  • Acts as coordinator of laboratory activities
  • Primary trainer of new laboratory employees
  • Completes and maintain all required paperwork, records, documents
  • Leads in continual improvement efforts as related to lab and production methods
  • Implementation and training of company, AASHTO, ASTM & CSA quality standards
Qualifications for quality lab technician
  • Basic laboratory metrology
  • Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, or Biological Sciences with Analytical Chemistry or Laboratory coursework with 0-2 year’s experience
  • Must be able to multi task and work efficiently as a multi functional team and have the ability to perform work independently with minimum supervision in Micro, Chem
  • Complete shift process product and FG product Test properties task
  • Including test of color, VI, ash and moisture content
  • Provide test report to production on time
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Quality Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of quality lab technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for quality lab technician
  • Daily review of product from all lines and inventory since previous day
  • Monitor proper handling of product by all employees
  • Facilitate DST/LO certifications
  • Maintain schedule and proper calibration of quality measurement instruments
  • Monitor retain sample program and review all correlation issues with the LO
  • Administrating Training Academy courses
  • Communicate with Central Labs and resource personnel on quality related issues
  • Evaluate complaint samples if received
  • Perform routine analytical tests on beer and RTD (ready to drink) products through all stages of the process
  • Perform shelf-life tests on packaged beer and RTD
Qualifications for quality lab technician
  • In charge of quality test record according TS requirement (including RCS/SAP)
  • Keep close communication to shift people and provide quality data for process control and parameter optimization
  • Complete delivery RW quality inspection analysis task
  • RW quality test and COA confirmation
  • Provide un-quality RW test report to logistics and warehouse on time
  • In charge of quality test record filling according TS requirement
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Quality Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a quality lab technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for quality lab technician
  • Perform routine microbiological testing, recording and reporting
  • Perform laboratory equipment cleaning, verification and calibration
  • Know, understand and use software tools such as LIMS, SAP, Microsoft Office Programs, which enhance quality reporting
  • Perform and document periodic GMP inspections
  • Perform and document sensory evaluation
  • Support established pest control program
  • Inspects rooms to ensure they are clean/sanitized and ready for production
  • Responsible for laboratory equipment calibrations
  • Performs sanitation duties to keep lab clean at all times
  • Performs all duties in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP requirements
Qualifications for quality lab technician
  • Experience with instrumental analysis such as chromatography or spectroscopy (chemistry), rapid detection or microbial identification (microbiology) is a plus
  • Experience with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is a plus
  • Requires experience with operating common laboratory instrumentation and equipment (fume hood, pH meter, microscope)
  • Daily equipment maintenance / cleaning in lab , keep working area cleaning and tidy
  • Daily test sample arrangement to support customer
  • Participant yearly Product properties validation
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Quality Lab Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a quality lab technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for quality lab technician
  • Assists in general audits of the quality systems
  • Audits HACCP paperwork
  • Perform analysis of raw materials, intermediates, and finished goods, in a timely manner, to verify conformance to or prescribe appropriate adjustment to product so they meet specifications that have been agreed upon by Company and their customers or suppliers
  • Gather test samples and test within expected time frame
  • Perform specialized testing in support of internal and external customers and department projects
  • Maintain complete, accurate and legible test record
  • Review data for accuracy and trends and communicate finding to Laboratory Manager
  • Participate in Out of Specification investigations
  • Prepare and calibrate reagents
  • Follow all safety and quality guidelines according to GLP and lab safety requirements
Qualifications for quality lab technician
  • Process patrol and support on line quality inspection
  • Complete other assignments by superior/engineer
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Food Science or related area
  • Knowledgeable or ability to learn laboratory equipment commonly used in the dairy industry (examples, but not limited to pH meters, FT1, CEM, antibiotic testing, allergen testing, package integrity, viscometers)
  • Some experience in the food production industry or in a related quality or laboratory field preferred
  • Requires the ability to communicate and document work

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