Quality Control Technician I

Alere Pomona , CA 91766

Posted 2 weeks ago

DO WORK THAT MATTERS:

At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create the life-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 150 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous opportunities to explore your interests and help you achieve your career and personal goals.

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (formerly Alere) is part of Abbott's Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leading technologies. We have an exciting opportunity for a QC Tech within our Immunology division. In this role, you will support QC functions within our Drugs of Abuse test manufacturing facility

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Summary

To support QC functions within our Drugs of Abuse test manufacturing facility. The position will primarily focus on incoming, in-process and final QC testing, labeling, document inspection results and enter raw material inventory data to ensure the quality and functionality of manufactured products.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Perform and document incoming, in-process, and final QC testing of in-vitro diagnostics devices to meet compliancy requirements including ISO, FDA and international regulations.

  • Labeling of pallets or container with QC accepted or QC rejected label as SOP required.

  • Document QC test results on RMS or Pre-Assembly and Finished Product QC Testing Form, retain retention samples as needed.

  • Familiarity with all aspects of product and be able to identify defects.

  • Use Agile to issue Quality Incident (QI) reports; perform root cause investigation and write investigation report.

  • Be able to use analytical balance, optical comparator, vacuum chamber, caliper, gauges and the other tools to perform the raw material QC testing or measurements.

  • Ensure timely release of product.

  • Ensure cleanliness of the QC lab.

  • May be required to work overtime (may include weekends) as defined by the needs of the department.

  • Work effectively and independently. Cooperatively work with others in all matter of the organization.

  • Able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and responsibilities, attention to detail, Performs well under stress.

  • Good English written and verbal communication skills. Basic computer proficiency. Be able to use Agile to initiate QI and write investigation reports. Use Citrix and Sage 100 to enter raw material data.

  • Moderate computer skill and moderate knowledge of MS Excel and MS Word.

  • Be able to lift approximately 50 lbs.

  • Assist the head of QC department with any necessary tasks and other duties as assigned.

  • Carries out duties in compliance with established business policies.

  • Demonstrates commitment to the development, implementation and effectiveness of Company Quality Management System per ISO, FDA, and other regulatory agencies.

  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company's policies and practices.

  • Understands and is aware of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job. Has awareness of device defects that may occur in their area of responsibility, including product design, verification and validation, manufacturing and testing activities.

  • Perform other duties & projects as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.

INTERNAL APPLICANT GUIDELINE:

  • Please be advised that there is 5 calendar day window for internal employees to submit their applications and internal employees can not apply after 5 calendar day window is closed unless Hiring Manager requests to open the window again for more applications.

  • Before you apply for an internal opportunity you should notify your direct manager.

  • To be eligible for an internal transfer/promotion, you must be in your current position for at least a year and must maintain satisfactory performance in your current position and not be under a present corrective/disciplinary action.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Preferred educational background:

Associate's degree in chemistry or biology or equivalent experience preferred.

Preferred experiential background:
0-2 years' experience with FDA Class I/II device or other regulated industry preferred.

Proficient in spoken and written English

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, Agile and other ERP systems

ABOUT ABBOTT:

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/abbott-/, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please send an email to myrecruiter@alere.com.


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