- Independently plan and perform quality control procedures. Review records for compliance. This position requires a thorough understanding of the principles underlying the testing procedures used in the areas of assignment. In addition, a thorough understanding of the material being evaluated (i.e. virus, bacteria, cell line) is also required. The ability to use experience and/or education to optimize testing activities is expected.
- Troubleshooting established testing methods and evaluating new testing methods. Maintain and evaluate the sequential analysis of the testing standards used in the area of assignment. Prepare and qualify test reagents/supplies. Create and revise Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)/test methods/test worksheets for testing performed in the area(s) of assignment.
- Enter test results in the appropriate tracking system. Cross-check wet records with information in the tracking system and evaluate test dispositions (satisfactory, unsatisfactory, inconclusive, no test). Report all unusual, non-routine occurrences when performing tasks to Quality Control (QC) Manager. This includes completing the necessary documentation.
- Participate in project teams and/or complete/design special projects.
- Participate in other special projects or activities as assigned by management.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field
- Minimum of five years related experience including a thorough knowledge of procedures, paperwork, and specific laboratory testing experience.
- Ability to work independently and follow oral and written instructions.
- Good oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work on a team with people from both inside Quality Control as well as other departments such as Research and Development and Manufacturing.
- Excellent mathematics and writing skills.
- Proficiency with advanced laboratory techniques and procedures relating to 9 CFR testing of veterinary biological.
- Effective leadership skills.
- Ability to independently prepare written reports for submission to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other agencies.