Posted

30+ days ago

Location

Hayward, CA

Description

 

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

 

The Quality Control Analyst will conduct biological, chemical, and physical analyses on pharmaceutical products (biologics and drugs) and medical devices through all stages of the manufacturing process from incoming raw materials to finished goods. Perform data entry and collection.  Participate and/or drive completion of improvement projects.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Conduct biological, chemical and physical analyses on raw materials, initial, in-process and final products, and samples collected from environmental monitoring programs. Work under supervision.
  • Testing as required supporting microbial identifications, bioburden analysis, biological indicators, growth promotion, and water.  Will be required to read microbial plates and interpret test results where appropriate.
  • Pickup and receive samples to the appropriate laboratory.
  • Use sophisticated laboratory instrumentation and computer systems to collect and record data. Perform advanced 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/lab SOPs.
  • Perform equipment maintenance and calibrations as required.
  • Ensure laboratory area is maintained in a GMP state at all times while following all EHS and 5S guidelines.

 

Key requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent minimum; AS/BS preferred
  • Preferred area of study:  Science related discipline
  • Entry to Intermediate Level years’ experience; some prior experience in a manufacturing setting preferred.
  • Proven logic and decision making abilities, critical thinking skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required

 

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility.  How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievement themselves.  At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment.  Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

 

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

 

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.