Sr Assoc Quality Control Chemist

at MilliporeSigma
Location Madison, Wisconsin
Date Posted May 25, 2021
Category Bioscience
Job Type Full-time
Address 645 Science Drive


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Your role:

At MilliporeSigma, the Sr. Associate Quality Control Chemist will receive clear instruction, guidance and direction from more senior level roles and / or solve problems of low complexity independently by identifying and selecting solutions and by analyzing information.

  • Performs routine assignments using existing procedures and / or even works autonomously within established procedures and practices that require knowledge of concepts and procedures within a job discipline or specialized technical expertise within an analytical/scientific method or operational process
  • Conduct chemical suitability tests in accordance with guidelines of the quality management system (ISO 9001:2015)
  • Perform routine analytical tests in compliance with standardized methodology
  • Operate analytical equipment and software such as DSC, IR, ICP-MS, HPLC and more
  • Document and process analytical data used in evaluating stock suitability
  • Perform standard chemical calculations and conversions
  • Compare analytical data against established data library(s) and product specification(s)
  • Input accurate analytical data into process management software (ERP software)
  • Maintain complete and accurate records consistent with quality guidelines
  • Train to safely handle, process, route and request stock suitability samples
  • Train new hires on relevant SOPs and operations in assigned work area(s)
  • Perform intermediate analytical troubleshooting with guidance
  • Perform minor equipment maintenance, restock laboratory supplies, and practice proper waste disposal in accordance to existing guidelines
  • Run performance verifications and calibrations in accordance to standard operating procedures
  • Assist with reagent and chemical management in the laboratory
  • Maintain a clean organized work environment
  • Identify opportunities for quality improvement in compliance with Quality Management System
  • Write and submit quality deviation record(s) for management review
  • Assist in the 3-year procedure review program: Create, update, and correct department SOPs
  • Participate in quality-related discussions during team meetings
  • Attend monthly safety trainings
  • Participate in process and quality improvement project(s) with management
  • Communicate with relevant management and departments to ensure customer focused excellence
  • Provide status updates on operations and bring any deviations to the attention of your supervisor
  • Work with and support internal department teams
  • Supply information to customers and site visitors based on trained experience and knowledge
  • Respond promptly to work emails or other departmental communication
  • Assist with answering minor technical and operations related questions internally and externally
  • Complete routine procedure and policy trainings through a Learning Management System
  • Process and route stock suitability data through a sample tracking system
  • Assist team members with work overflow
  • Utilize metric tracking system
  • Attend monthly department meetings

Who You Are:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or related life science discipline with 2+ years of experience in a laboratory environment OR High School Diploma or GED Equivalent with 6+ years of experience in a laboratory environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge in chemistry, math, and general science
  • Ability to function in a team environment
  • Good customer service and communications skills, oral and written
  • Basic understanding analytical tools and equipment
  • Safe chemical handling practice
  • Compute chemical calculations and conversions
  • Ability to adapt, self-motivate, and critically think
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Database software management skills
  • Skilled in making decisions and attention to detail
  • Microsoft Office 360, Power Point, Excel, Word etc..
  • Skilled in intermediate analytical troubleshooting and development
  • Knowledge of intermediate analytical techniques and applications
  • Basic understanding of Good Documentation Practices (preferred)


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