QC Analytical Chemist

  • Location
    Alton, Hampshire
  • Salary
    £ 23500 - £ 24500 / Year
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Industrial and Manufacturing
  • External Reference
    JN-022021-167338

QC Analytical Chemist


£23,500 - £24,500 per annum + approx £750pa handover allowance


Full Time, Permanent (possible other opportunity for a part time role)


Alton, Hampshire


Reporting to the QC Laboratory Supervisor, the purpose of this post is to carry out physical, chemical and analytical testing of DI water, raw materials, bulk and finished products within the business and release product that has passed QC testing. The post is laboratory based and requires strict adherence to Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Health and Safety Regulations. Record keeping is required into laboratory books, master documentation and onto computer databases; accuracy and attention to detail are therefore paramount to this role at all times.



Key Duties and responsibilities:


Following training, the key duties of the post are as follows;


* Conduct physical, chemical and analytical testing of DI water, raw materials, bulk and finished products in compliance with appropriate Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Laboratory Methods


* Release raw materials, bulks and finished goods from quarantine after testing and in compliance with the appropriate Standard Operating Procedures and Laboratory Methods


* Participate in the validation of cleaning procedures and other methods as required


* Ensure all samples tested are controlled and retained in accordance with appropriate Standard Operating Procedures * Raise non-conformances for any raw materials, bulks and finished goods that do not meet specification in accordance with appropriate Standard Operating Procedures


* Assist in the control and maintenance of all laboratory raw material, bulk and finished goods standards in accordance with the relevant SOP or customer \ regulatory requirement


* Be responsible for the maintenance of databases relevant to all tests performed


* Assist in the resolution of technical and quality issues


* Operate requisite laboratory equipment and instruments; record data; maintain and make minor adjustments to equipment


* Undertake regular routine calibration of laboratory equipment and instruments as specified in agreed schedules


* Prepare, clean, and maintain laboratory equipment, glassware and instruments used in testing


* Report any equipment failures to the QC Laboratory Supervisor for resolution


* Ensure that safe working practices are followed at all times, and that walkways are kept clear of obstruction


* Maintain high standards of GLP and GMP at all times in the laboratory and other accountable areas



Qualifications and Experience:


* Degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or a chemistry-based subject - Essential


* Good understanding of analytical and wet chemistry techniques gained through practical experience - Essential


* Practical experience of using HPLC, FTIR & UV/Vis spectrophotometer machines - Essential


* Experience of working within a GLP and GMP environment - Desired


Personal Attributes/Skills:


* Ability to work individually or as a member of a small team


* Ability to organise workload and work proactively on own initiative


* Accurate with good attention to detail


* Flexibility - ability to react and respond positively to changes in priority and workload


* Ability to use computerised information systems to input, retrieve and update all relevant data


* Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft PowerPoint - moderate understanding is essential



Working hours are 0545 - 1400, Monday to Friday with a salary of £23,500 - £24,500 + approx £750 handover bonus.


In addition to full time hours, we may be looking for an experienced chemist to work on a part time basis, Friday to Sunday or Saturday to Monday, hours TBC.


The 1st stage interview will be a telephone conversation, and the 2nd will be a face to face meeting on site for you to be able to see the working environment. This of course will be in a Covid secure way.


Please apply online to Adecco Basingstoke

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Please apply with your CV to: Natalia Escandell