As a Quality Control Analyst, you will perform a variety of laboratory activities and analyses to support the manufacture, maintenance, improvement and understanding of our products and processes. Participates and contributes on a fast-paced technically-focused team.
Executes routine and non-routine efficacy analysis of raw materials, work-in-process and finished goods on a variety of diagnostic platforms. Generates, documents, analyzes data. Prepares solutions and reagents as required.
Communicates and presents to peers and managers within and across LOBs. Degree of complexity and autonomy is dependent on level of experience.
What you will do:
Follows approved processes and procedures in the manufacture and testing of components and products.
Adheres to established laboratory and manufacturing practices as defined by IDEXX IMS, USDA, FDA and ISO 9001:2008/14001 standards.
Prepares materials, conducts proscribed testing, performs experiments, gathers data, carries out analysis and reaches conclusions. Design and conduct experiments in support of ongoing continuous improvement and product support projects.
Documents production activities and experiments. Prepares reports and summaries.
Presents results and conclusions. Maintains appropriate records.
Participates on and may manage teams, planning and coordinating team activities.
Orders and maintains equipment, supplies and work area.
Collaborates and communicates with colleagues and others in related areas to provide workflow support, appropriate reagent inventories, exchange information and ensure efficient processes.
Test raw materials, work-in-process reagents, final products and perform other production-related activities.
Expands knowledge of products and procedures in order to pursue avenues of continuous improvement in product performance, workflow efficiency, material savings, and overall COGM reductions.
Adheres to and models the IDEXX Purpose & Guiding Principles.
What you will bring: Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or other scientific field.
Ability to understand, execute and follow technical procedures and governmental regulations. Laboratory bench, instrumentation and mathematical skills including fractions, percentages, ratios, sampling theory, population variance, proportions and general statistical inference.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions from oral, written and schematic form to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Strong verbal and written communication skills with superior, peer and subordinate audiences. Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team under pressure and in stressful situations. Organizational skills and ability to plan work. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite, SAP (Finance, EBR, QM), JMP (as required).
Physical Demands and Work Environment: Regularly required to stand and sit for extended periods; extend and reach with hands and arms; use hand and fingers to handle, squeeze, twist and manipulate objects, controls and tools.
Regularly required to lift, move and carry up to 30 pounds and to push/pull pallet jacks and carts. Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crouch.
Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Some travel may be required. Laboratory setting with varying levels of noise and exposure to various potential chemical and biological hazards.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) and/or clothing required.
Compliance with approved laboratory practices as defined by IDEXX IMS, USDA, FDA and ISO 9001:2008 and 14001 standards.
What We Offer
We offer a meaningful and exciting environment where you are given the opportunity to be yourself, innovate, and grow both personally and in your career. You will become an essential part of a fast-growing company within a growing industry and you'll get to work with people who are inspiring, open, and the best in their field.
Idexx Laboratories, Inc.