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Quality Lab Associate II 2nd Shift

Req # JR - 021422 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States Additional Locations 40 Job Category Quality Control Date posted 06/19/2020

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***Must not be allergic to penicillin or cephalosporin drugs.***


Performs environmental surface and air testing, critical system testing, sterility testing, pyrogen testing, solution and device bioburden testing and microbiological identifications in compliance with all standard operating procedures including GDP, GMP, GLP and safety procedures.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for compiling monthly and quarterly trending reports, performing routine laboratory prep work, writing and performing microbiological investigations, writing exception reports and performing microbiological qualifications of equipment.
  • Conduct critical biological, chemical and physical analysis on raw materials, initial, in-process and final products, and samples collected from the environmental monitoring programs at the Round Lake manufacturing facility. 
  • Work under minimum supervision.
  • Serve as mentor to Quality Laboratory Associate (QLA) I positions. 
  • Provide training and work direction for QLA I positions as required.
  • Perform review of test data, which includes overall documentation practices. 
  • Perform release functions in LIMS or other computerized systems.
  • Use sophisticated laboratory instrumentation and computer systems to collect and record data.
  • Perform advanced biological and chemical assays requiring precise analytical skills and understanding of biology and chemistry principles.
  • Complete all testing, including special project / protocol testing in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Maintain data integrity and ensure compliance with company SOPs and specifications, FDA, GLP, QSR and cGMP regulations.
  • Participate in functions involving teams, which impact production, increase efficiency, solve problems, generate cost savings and improve quality.
  • Perform laboratory and manufacturing audits as required.  Audit and update , as required, plant SOPs.
  • Perform equipment maintenance and calibrations as required.


  • Must have good oral and written communication skills, strong analytical skills and be detail oriented.
  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices is preferred.
  • Advanced laboratory skills with basic knowledge of statistical method.
  • Strong technical problem solving skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently, and in a timely fashion.
  • Computer literate.
  • Must demonstrate effectiveness in ability to train others, empowerment, leadership, results orientation and task completion.
  • This is a second shift position
  • Must not be allergic to penicillin or cephalosporin drugs.


  • Bachelor degree in Microbiology, Chemistry or biological science with 2 – 4 years experience.

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