Chemical Lab Analyst III-2450130612
Ethicon, Inc., a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is currently recruiting for a Chemical Lab Analyst III. This position will initially be located in Cornelia, GA and will transition to Athens, GA approximately in April, 2014.
The Chemical Lab Analyst III will perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of raw materials, monomer, polymer and suture products using physical, chemical and microbiological methods. This individual will coordinate lab related testing responsibilities to ensure Quality Assurance (QA) test support according to the needs of Manufacturing to maintain continuous process flow. Function as a team member in the QA Chemical and Physical Laboratories to provide timely test analysis information on the status of conformance to requirements. Investigate testing abnormalities and implements corrective action. Assist with determination of root causes of non-conformances and recommend corrective actions. Maintain laboratory chemicals and consumables to ensure an adequate supply and prevent testing delays. Audit documentation, device history records and test methods for compliance. Assist with special projects by supporting the development of new test methods and performing investigative test analyses as required. Provide QA laboratory support for the validation of test methods and transfer of new products/processes/test methods by coordinating and performing protocol testing as needed. Organize fact book information, and organize reports containing test results. Cross-train in all chemical and physical testing responsibilities to ensure a fully cross-functional laboratory team environment. Perform problem investigations and participate in team problem solving, recommending and implementing corrective actions. Manage projects including test elimination and Equipment Installation Qualification (IQ). Evaluate statistical data and make recommendations based on analysis. Execute document changes and validations using the ADAPTIV change control system. Identify and manage other challenging projects approved by the Facilitator or Supply Chain Leader.
The Chemical Lab Analyst III will also perform other work-related duties as assigned by supervisor/facilitator. Follow current compliance regulations and standards that comply with all federal regulated programs. Support Plant Diversity Process. Ensure safe working conditions and practices in the department. Support JD Edwards (JDE) Transactions for Production release and Manufacturing Execution System (MES) by identifying, evaluating and resolving problems. Understand and adhere to JDE and MES Principles and Rules. Actively participate in cross-functional teams within the plant. Follow Quality System Regulations and ISO requirements. Utilize the Performance and Development Process to plan objectives and development plan to requirements. Support the implementation of changes to improve teamwork and increase productivity and efficiency. Provide feedback on progress on all problems and assignments including those of a non-routine nature, in a timely and effective manner. Initiate specification changes, ensuring accurate and complete information. Support manufacturing in the day-to-day troubleshooting situations). Assist with special projects by supporting the development of new test methods and test transfers and performing investigative test analysis as required.
Training will be conducted during 1st Shift for a period of 2 to 6 months, depending on skill level.
A minimum of an Associate's degree in Chemistry or related technical discipline (Biochemistry, Biology, etc.) is required. Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related technical discipline is preferred. A minimum of 3 years of lab related work experience is preferred. Microbiology experience is preferred. Testing methods validation experience is preferred. Experience performing instrumental chemical analysis as well as knowledge of the theories of operation with the following is preferred UV-VIS spectrophotometer; gas chromatograph; atomic absorption spectrometer; infrared spectrophotometer; differential scanning calorimeter; viscometer; melt indexer; automatic titrator. Statistical knowledge of precision, accuracy, averaging, standard deviations, ranges, percentage errors and control charting preferred. Knowledge of Quality System Regulations (QSRs) and ISO requirements preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook required. Must be self-motivated and have strong organizational skills. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal relation skills. Must have strong analytical problem-solving skills. Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing is preferred. Knowledge of Process Excellence/Six Sigma concepts/tools is preferred. The ability to work occasional overtime and off-shift hours is required. The ability to work weekends (Saturday and/or Sunday) after the training period is completed is required.
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