Quality Control Technician

Arcata, CA Full-time $60000.00/year

SUMMARY: Performs testing, reviews test data, and writes investigations in compliance with cGMPs and SOPs.


  • Analyzes products in compliance with cGMP regulations and SOPs.
  • Test samples of raw materials and finished goods.
  • Coordinate sending samples to outside testing facilities. 
  • Reviews, evaluates, interprets, summarizes, and presents data generated in support of method validation and stability studies; prepares technical reports and summaries based on data.
  • Reviews data obtained for compliance to specifications; reports abnormalities.
  • Completes and maintains appropriate documentation to support testing procedures and comply with GMPs including but not limited to data capture forms, equipment logbooks, and inventory forms.
  • Calibrates and maintains laboratory equipment according to maintenance schedules, GMP requirements, and SOPs.
  • Identifies and troubleshoots equipment problems.
  • Assists with creation of new SOPs and/or revision of existing documentation.
  • Reads, understands, and follows SOPs; complies with current GMP as required by FDA.
  • Maintains supply levels for performance of assigned duties.
  • Maintains accurate and updated laboratory notebooks and records.
  • Participates in GMP audits.
  • Follows all safety regulations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.



·         Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in chemistry or related field.

·         Three to five years related experience or equivalent

·         Strong knowledge of GMPs, and product/process validation.

·         Ability to develop clear, concise, and timely oral and written reports.

·         Experience with laboratory environment, equipment and safety procedures.

·         Experience in research and development

·         Commitment to excellence and high standards

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills

·         Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

·         Ability to manage priorities and workflow

·         Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm

·         Acute attention to detail

·         Demonstrated ability to plan and organize projects

·         Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees

·         Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines

·         Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance.

·         Working knowledge of data collection, data analysis, evaluation, and scientific



  • Occasionally required to stand
  • Occasionally required to walk
  • Frequently required to sit
  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
  • Frequently required to talk or hear
  • Occasionally utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboard
  • Occasionally required to lift/push/carry items less than 25 pounds/ up to 25 pounds/ up to 50 pounds/ more than 50 pounds
  • Occasionally work near moving mechanical parts
  • Occasionally work around fumes, airborne particles, or toxic chemicals 

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