Lead QC Technician

Chr. Hansen A/S

Ph.d. & forskning
Udlandet (øvrige)

Location: New Berlin
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA

Do you want to pioneer science and improve food and health for more than 1 billion people every day?
At Chr. Hansen, we work to improve food and health and our natural ingredients are consumed by more than 1 billion people every day.

Our success is built on more than 140 years of innovation and a commitment to ensure the wider adoption of natural ingredients. This allows us to expand innovations into new areas, and to continue working towards a better world. As a global market leader in bioscience, we have the opportunity to address important global challenges such as food waste, healthy living and sustainable agriculture – and we need the brightest and most passionate people on board to succeed. Want to join us?

A career with Chr. Hansen
Joining Chr. Hansen is your opportunity to make a meaningful difference while taking part in pioneering science. Our founder, Christian D. A. Hansen, was a true entrepreneur and that mentality is still very present and valued today as we look for new talent to strengthen our team. We value people who can come up with new ideas and who want to form their own work practice and methods.

We believe that engagement matters, and therefore we strive to make an optimal environment for development by promoting a collaborative culture with the passion to make a difference.

About the position / Who are we looking for
General Summary
This position works under general supervision and is a conduit between the laboratory and management while maintaining a pulse on the lab functions & personnel. It aspires to the ideals originating from the department strategy while guiding teammates towards that vision. General responsibilities, in addition to the QC Lab Technician role, consist of system knowledge & management, supporting departmental metrics & goals, generating and maintaining team schedule, acting as department ambassadors to stakeholder groups, training & onboarding, and other duties assigned by management.

Principal Duties And Responsibilities

    • Knows, adheres to, and enforces all relevant safety, GLP, and GMP protocols.
    • Conducts all required tests on in-process and finished product for quality control approval in accordance with Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
    • Utilizes aseptic techniques to ensure sterility of all media, equipment and work areas.
    • Keeps detailed and accurate records in appropriate company database (SAP, CHEOPS, LIMS) of all tests performed or evaluations/analyses conducted.
    • Keeps detailed and accurate records of training received.
    • Communicates any testing nonconformance to management or process management group (PMG) as necessary.
    • Keeps lab and work area clean and orderly.
    • Works with vendors on equipment preventative maintenance, calibrations, service, service level agreements, and repairs.
    • Manages department purchasing for supplies and small equipment.
    • Coordinates lab schedule and task rotation, including proficiency testing, lab requisitions, ring tests, and other incoming requests.
    • Serves as back-up to critical functions, included but not limited to release responsibilities.
    • Executes small scale projects as determined by supervisor.
    • Performs inspection of inbound raw materials and necessary SAP transactions.
    • Performs auxiliary support tasks for laboratory functions, e.g., sample shipments (Pioneer Blends).
    • Assists in the onboarding new employees & training of laboratory staff, in conjunction with management.
    • Supports the collection & evaluation of data for departmental metrics.
    • Assists in maintenance of lab documents and SOPs.
    • Works with Supervisor to assess employee performance.
    • Writes work orders and works with maintenance to schedule preventative maintenance and repairs.
    • Manages, schedules, and performs process confirmations and other continuous improvement initiatives.
    • Ability to read and comprehend documents such as standard operating procedures and equipment manuals.
    • Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from colleagues, other departments and occasionally auditors.
    • Proficient in all major assays performed in laboratory.
    • Ability to interpret testing results and follow SOP document for appropriate action.
    • Ability to operate a variety of lab equipment and instruments and a variety of office equipment.
    • Possesses a working knowledge of information databases, including but not limited to DocBox, C-SHOP, SAP, LIMS, and Tabware.
    • Possesses a working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices & Good Manufacturing Practices and compliance requirements.
    • Skilled in Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel as well as database programs.
    • Uses metric measurements (i.e., mL) and temperatures measurements in Centrigrade (°C).
    • Performs basic dilution series on product in accordance with specifications or recipes.
    • CPR & first aid certified preferred.
    • These characteristics are normally acquired through a Bachelors Degree in a scientific field or three years experience in a laboratory environment.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

      Working Conditions
      This role will be split between the laboratory and office environment and will change depending on need or task performed. Working environment is generally favorable. Lighting, temperature and noise levels are adequate with occasional exposure to cold temperatures. Personal Protective Equipment is required at all times in designated areas. This can include wearing a lab coat, hair/beard net, safety glasses, and/or gloves. A dust mask is required when working with powdered media substances. Weekend and holiday work may be required.

      Physical demands
      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to lift and/or move materials or equipment up to 25 lbs. Frequent use of hands to finger, handle or touch objects, tools or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.


      We offer
      Working at Chr. Hansen enables you to take part in continuously pioneering science.

      Since 1847, we have been at the forefront of innovation allowing us to continuously expand into new areas of improvement. Our business is built on sustainable principles of using nature’s own resources, and we want to keep moving the frontier. We offer the best opportunities for both personal and professional development through our global mentor program and our superior technological platforms.

      Hiring Manager: Kyle Schaible
      Deadline for Application: 10/25/2019

      Read more about a career at Chr. Hansen here: https://www.chr-hansen.com/en/career

      • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
      • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
      • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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