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Quality Lab Technician

Company: Helena Industries, LLC
Location: Cordele
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

The Quality Assurance (QA) Technician utilizes lab equipment to test finished products and product components and ensures all details are within specified parameters.
What your day may look like

  • Performs process checks throughout the production, packaging and warehousing functions of the company, including pre-operational checks, in-process checks and final product checks.
  • Sets up and calibrates HPLC/GC testing equipment.
  • Receives, documents and inputs batch testing results for all customer products into to all applicable systems.
  • Identifies and reports quality results and trends to Lab Supervisor/Lab Manager/Quality Improvement Specialist.
  • Performs physical property tests using instrumentation.
  • Provides independent oversight of lab processes.
  • Verifies compliance to company standards and policies and effectively communicates when there are deviations from standards or processes.
  • Works independently in the lab setting, issues batch sheets and adjusts batches based off analytical data.
  • Maintains accurate and organized records of QA activities and maintains organized inventory of retained products.
  • Maintains ongoing company compliance with all applicable regulations and customer requirements.
  • May perform duties of Quality Line Inspector.
  • Maintains a clean work environment both inside and outside the facility by using good housekeeping habits.
  • Performs work in a safe, responsible manner by following all safety rules and procedures.
  • Other work-related duties as assigned by leader.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.
    Education and experience needed for this position
    • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
    • Two years of experience in a production or manufacturing lab is required or a bachelor's degree in a physical science.
    • Experience utilizing HPLC/GC instruments is preferred.
      Other skills that will help you succeed
      • Mathematical and basic analytical skills
      • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
      • Written and verbal communication skills in English.
      • Ability to stand for long periods of time in extreme hot or cold temperatures.
      • Capable of passing OSHA respirator physical.
      • Able to work rotating shifts as scheduled.
      • Handles multiple priorities at the same time.
      • Knowledge of basic lab procedures.
        Your work environment and the physical aspects of the jobThere are potential hazards associated with any chemical manufacturing business but at Helena Industries safety is our highest priority. We seek out extensive safety measures including engineered solutions and personal protective equipment and put them in place to minimize exposure to anything that could potentially be harmful to our employees.
        The work environment for this position is that of a typical plant environment where the noise level is usually moderate to loud. In this position, you will regularly work near moving equipment/mechanical parts and could be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, chemical and biological hazards, vibrations and a risk of electrical shock. This position requires you to use your hands for many different tasks and to talk, hear, walk, stand and sit. You may be occasionally required to lift or move up to 50 pounds.
        Lab and office positions at the plant would only have occasional exposure if they must go out into the plant.
        Who we areHelena Industries has provided formulations and packaging solutions for companies around the world for over 60 years. As one of the largest chemical toll manufacturer's and service companies in the U.S., we set the bar for the industry in ensuring the safety of our clients' technology, brand and assets with integrity and pride.
        Helena is a special place to beAt Helena, we are family. Our employees take care of each other and support each other at work and in their personal life. Our family-like atmosphere creates a positive work environment that allows our employees to be high-performers because they feel comfort and compassion from their leader and team.Our family-like culture is centered on our employees who embody our core values which we refer to as R.A.P.I.D.S. - Responsive, Attitude, Proactive, Integrity, Dependability and Safety. At Helena Industries, you will find transparent and open communication. We care about our employees and value their opinions. We appreciate that our employees want to understand their contribution to the company's mission, that they take ownership of their responsibilities and then are trusted to perform.At Helena Industries, you will find recognition for hard work and positive reinforcement through excellent benefits, competitive pay and daily workplace interactions.
        Helena's commitment to diversity and inclusionAt Helena, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment where all our employees feel safe, valued and have the opportunity to succeed. We embrace different backgrounds and human experiences because our customers are also diverse. When we all show deep appreciation for each other and our customers it builds trust that strengthens Helena and keeps us competitive.
        Helena supports individuals with disabilities and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform job responsibilities.
        Stay connected to HelenaFor the latest job postings and company news, visit us at
        Helena is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Helena Industries, LLC, Albany , Quality Lab Technician, Healthcare , Cordele, Georgia

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