Laboratory Technician V, Quality (1st Shift)

Waco, Texas
Jun 24, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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The Sr Quality Laboratories Analyst oversees the processes of the chemical analysis and release of in-process materials and final products. This position requires scientific knowledge and technical expertise in the field of chemistry, technical writing, investigation and problem solving and regulatory requirements. May lead a functional sub-team.

This position is responsible for the following:

  • This position operates in a technical environment that requires scientific knowledge and technical expertise in the fields of Chemistry, GMP and technical writing.
  • In association with departmental supervision, may direct and execute raw materials, in process, final, stability, and complaint product testing programs.
  • Assists departmental supervision in sign-off of testing documentation.
  • Conducts laboratory investigations, including out of specification test results.
  • May develop and execute Validation Protocols covering instrumentation, laboratory, and manufacturing procedures as they relate to Chemistry Laboratory issues.
  • Serves as a functional expert and directs lab technicians in performing protocols.
  • Review and revise Chemistry Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures.
  • May review and revise Analysis Procedure and Product or Raw Material specifications to maintain regulatory compliance. 
  • In association with departmental supervision, directs and executes safety programs.
  • Assists supervision in implementing a continual improvement to lab processes.
  • Provide troubleshooting to support Quality Assurance and Manufacturing to assess new and existing processes and technologies.
  • When required, support supplier audits/appraisals, internal, and regulatory audits.
  • Performs other duties as assigned



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related Science.
  • Five (5) years of lab experience in regulated environment, pharmaceutical experience is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of HPLC and GC instrumentation, basic troubleshooting and analyses.
  • Two (2) years of Team Leadership experience.
  • Technical skills: LIMs (preferred), MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), QMS/Trackwise (preferred).
  • Experience working in a GMP regulated environment.

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent analytical skills and effective problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written documentation skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with others.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills.
  • Proven Leadership skills.
  • Ability to work and communicate with others in a professional and effective manner, within a team-oriented environment.

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