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Laboratory Technician

Location: Fargo, ND
Department: QC/Compliance
Days of Week: Monday-Friday
Hours: 8am-5pm
Base Rate: $15/hr

Summary: This position will join a team responsible for the quality operations of a GMP-compliant laboratory.  Activities include, but are not limited to raw material and bulk product testing for clearance and release. General laboratory functions associated with the operation of a dietary supplement QC laboratory.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare solutions and standards according to specific instructions.  To document and adhere to SOP and GMP regulations.
  2. Check in samples to physical or electronic system.
  3. Conduct chemical and physical analysis on dietary supplement material.  This includes raw material and bulk product, as well as finished product testing.  Physical testing includes, but not limited to LOD (loss on drying), viscosity, pH, and disintegration.
  4. Analyze material for microbial contamination using approved USP or automated system.
  5. Record all test data in both physical and in electronic form.
  6. Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service.
  7. Conducts self in the presence of customers and community so as to present a professional image of SHP.

Competencies Required:

  • Instrument competencies include; HPLC-DAD, HPLC-MS, GC, FTIR, ICP-MS, UV-Vis
  • Knowledge and understanding of quality control in a GMP environment
  • Effective trouble shooting and problem solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple, rapidly changing priorities
  • Strong understanding of microbiology, chemistry and practical application of general laboratory skills

Supervisory responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Education and experience required: Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, or related field is required and a minimum of 3 years of Quality Control work experience in a regulated industry. Or; an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and duties of the job as listed above.

 Equipment and software used:

  • PC
  • Agilent ChemStation
  • Telephone
  • Fax machine
  • Copier/scanner
  • Calculator

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a qualified individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position as required by state and federal law.

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time- continually
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds- occasionally
  • Computer use and data entry- occasionally