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Quality Assurance Technician Job


Mulberry, FL, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Production / Operations
Posting Date:  Mar 12, 2023

Position Summary:


As a Quality Assurance Lab Technician, you will support operations by analyzing and ensuring incoming raw materials, production batches, and outgoing shipments follow standard quality assurance procedures and meet quality specifications. Shift schedule rotates days, nights and weekends – 12-hour shifts - 6am/pm-6pm/am


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


General Duties:

  • Prepare and refill all lab solutions and solvents, as needed.
  • Proper handling, maintenance and disposal of sample retains, per applicable work instructions.
  • Restock lab supplies as needed.  Check lab inventories and notify the QA Manager of needs.
  • Proper disposal of waste pails and solvents, as needed.
  • Maintain required laboratory housekeeping standards.
  • Perform customer service duties during off-hours, including receipt and processing of customer orders.
  • Functions as plant security monitor during off business hours.
  • Safe work practices; proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Special projects as designated by QA Management and other job duties, as assigned.
  • Analysis and documentation of calibration standards and audit samples.


For incoming Raw Materials:

  • Analyze materials delivered by certified vendors per the standard procedures for receiving, testing and verification ensuring that all incoming material meets requirements as listed in QA database.
  • Enter all results into the QA database, if applicable.
  • If materials that do not meet specified requirements, notify the QA Management for approval or material disposition.
  • Enter Purchase Order receipts of incoming raw materials into ERP/CRM Database, if applicable.


For Manufactured Products:

  • Generate product formulations (Process Orders) for the Production department using ERP/CRM Database and Excel formulations.
  • Make sure all products do not exhibit non-typical properties that may fall under the required specifications, before disposition.
  • Run all tests according to specified test methods to ensure that produced material meets the requirements before disposition to a storage tank, drums, tank truck, or railcar.  If not, make recommendations to production to adjust the material into specification, if possible.
  • If a situation arises where a product formulation or procedure does not make provisions for an adjustment to bring material into specification, contact the QA Management for guidance.
  • When batches are completed, enter the batch receipt into the ERP/CRM Database.




For Outgoing Shipments:

  • Run all tests according to specified test methods to ensure products meet all customer specifications before approval is given for loading.
  • Print domestic bill of lading for shipments. Check pertinent customer information on domestic and international bill of lading before the material is certified. 
  • Ensures that the appropriate SDS is attached to the bill of lading.

If required, generate a Certificate of Analysis for the material being shipped.


Education and Experience Requirements:


  • High School Diploma, or equivalent, with 1 year of experience working in a technical lab OR Bachelor’s Degree in a Science discipline, is required.  (Chemistry degree, preferred.)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT), and International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) training experience, preferred.
  • SAP experience, preferred.

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €9.5 billion ($10.6 billion) in 2021, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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