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Title:  Laboratory Analyst

Requisition ID:  40830
Date:  Dec 2, 2021
Location: 

Kinston, North Carolina, US

Department:  Laboratory
Description: 

 

 

Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.

 

At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.

 

Job Summary:
In this role you will perform all required routine testing (Bioburden Silicone, Particle, Endotoxin) to support product release, including water testing, environmental monitoring. Provide guidance and support to other analysts and laboratory management as needed.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1.    Perform product release routine testing including, but not limited to, bacterial endotoxin, bioburden, particulate and silicone testing, etc.
2.    Perform routine testing to support the plant functions including but not limited to environmental monitoring in Clean Rooms, water testing etc. 
3.    Perform incoming testing for materials, including growth promotion testing in culture media and incoming test for Biological indicators.
4.    Experience with working in ISO Cleanrooms (Gowning and Monitoring)
5.    Prepare and update controlled forms, SOI’s and general lab documentation
6.    Prepare trends and technical reports based on data and make recommendations based on data analysis
7.    Lead, prepare and execute lab projects such as Method transfers, verifications, validations and equipment qualification
8.    Isolate and maintain cultures of bacteria or other microorganisms for future study and perform Microbial Identification.
9.    Act as technical expert to support other analysts, functions and project teams
10.    Support the Lab Supervisor and Lab Manager in internal, corporate and customer audits 
11.    Lead continuous improvement initiatives
12.    Lead and participate problem solving teams in identification, investigation (OOS’s) and resolution of problems in the lab
13.    Develop a higher level of knowledge and skill with current and new analytical technology and techniques
14.    Act in accordance with the company’s Guiding Principles and adherence to the corporate Code of Conduct
15.    Compliance to all local site Environmental Health and Safety regulations and contribution to Improvement of Safety in the Laboratory
16.    Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.
17.    Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Education and Experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology or Science related discipline.
•    5+ years of professional experience in a lab environment or similar role 
•    Experience in leading and delivering lab-based projects


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•    Background in Microbiology/ Particulate testing 
•    Proficiency in English, additional languages are a plus
•    Background in cGMP related industry  
•    Strong competence in IT& Technical document writing
•    Good verbal and written communications skills
•    Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description 
•    Support and contribute in Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target 
•    Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times
•    Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times. 

Competencies/Authorities
•    Non-US only where required for certain levels

 

Physical and Travel Requirements
•    Must be able to work in Clean Room environment.
•    No travel required.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to Apply.Accommodation@westpharma.com.  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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