AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Incoming Quality Control Technician in West Chester, Ohio

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As an Incoming Quality Control Technician in West Chester, OH, you’ll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

As Incoming Quality Control Technician, you will autonomously perform tasks related to inspection and sampling to support the release of production materials and components. Perform testing of samples. Maintain and troubleshoot testing equipment.

  • Prepare documentation of activities, actions, and results. Ensure proper documentation practices during job activities. Read SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and excerpts from technical documentation.

  • Maintain accurate and complete records (for example: laboratory notebooks, quality records, sample receipts).

  • Complete required training.

  • Ensure that weights, measures, and raw materials are managed appropriately so that manufactured batches contain proper ingredients and quantities.

  • Perform visual inspections.

  • Verify count, measure and check materials to ensure proper components, quantities, and/or characteristics.

  • Use CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) to manage logistics. Use SAP to track inventory and materials.

  • Adhere to SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), control documents, and/or other work instructions. Coordinate activities of support groups.

  • Identify temporary and permanent fixes to address issues.

  • Monitor records to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Create, generate, type, proof, and distribute correspondences.

  • Ensure that incoming materials are inspected and released.

  • Interpret quality standards to ensure all incoming materials comply with requirements.

  • Perform regular audits of SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and/or work instructions.

  • Perform routine sampling activities and associated data entry.

  • Wear gowning, sterile garments, and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as required by specific activities.

  • Read and interpret diagrams, drawings, and other schematics.

  • Recommend and initiate activities to ensure area and equipment is maintained in a state of compliance.

  • Provide "on-call" support and over time as required.

  • Provide feedback on service and quality issues on a timely basis.

  • Provide general office support (for example: directing calls, filing, photocopying, etc.)

Essential Requirements

  • High school graduate, vocational school graduate or equivalent

  • 1 Year of experience in a pharmaceutical or cGXP regulated environment

  • Must have the ability to effectively understand, read, write, communicate and follow instructions in the English language.

  • Good attention to detail is required. Individual must be capable of keeping accurate records and performing mathematical calculations.

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and perform moderate physical activity

  • Ability to determine color and possess visual acuity

Desirable Requirements

  • 2 years of experience in a pharmaceutical environment supporting incoming quality.

  • Associates degree in science

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.