QC Weekend Early Nights Laboratory Analyst V

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Oct 12, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


This position is for a testing analyst in the Kalamazoo QO Rapid Turn Laboratory working part time weekends only, in two 12 hours shifts per weekend. Early Night shift role is Saturday 11am-11pm Saturday and 11am-11pm Sunday. Opportunity for schedule flexibility exists with options to swap schedules with peers working the alternate 12 hour shift schedule on a given weekend.  Technologies employed in the Rapid Turn Laboratory include HPLC, GC, titrations, Karl Fisher, UV, and general analytical procedures.


  • Works effectively in a fast-paced, customer-oriented, team laboratory environment to analyze in-process materials, solvents, raw materials, APIs, and/or finished product samples in direct support of the company's production units.  Independently performs testing and documents results for qualitative or quantitative assays on samples using techniques that vary from use of standard laboratory equipment to highly modern and automated instrumentation.  Troubleshoots test methods and analytical equipment.  Conducts peer review (record checking) of laboratory data packets.  Independently develops equipment qualification/computer validation protocols as required.  Writes reports as needed.

  • The successful candidate is a subject matter expert in multiple analytical chemistry technologies and/or computerized laboratory systems.  The candidate should also be able to assist in Laboratory Investigation Reports either by lending expertise or leading.

  • Coordinates and leads projects that have organizational wide impact. Proactively seeks out opportunities for improvement and acts on them with minimal direction.

  • Coordinates the work of others.

  • Candidate will serve as a subject matter technical expert in regulatory, customer, and internal audits.



  • High School Diploma or GED and at least 8 years of relevant experience in quality or compliance required.  Candidates with advanced science degrees and relevant experience may also be considered as follows:  Associate’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related science degree with at least 6 years experience in related field or Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related science with at least 4 years experience in related field. 

Technical Experience:

  • Demonstrated technical mastery in multiple analytical chemistry technologies and/or computerized laboratory systems, as required by the business unit.

  • The successful candidate must also have demonstrated the ability to quickly learn new skills/techniques. 

  • High productivity and the ability to multi-task coupled with a low error rate and attention to detail.

  • Must demonstrate flexibility/agility and engagement in a changing environment. 

  • The candidate is expected to display good laboratory technique to avoid cross-contamination or misidentification of samples. 

  • Experience troubleshooting test methods and analytical instrumentation.

  • Experience in performing peer review of laboratory data.

  • Candidate must have in depth technical knowledge in multiple analytical techniques, such that they would be considered a subject matter expert in the given area(s).

  • Experience writing equipment and/or computerized system validation protocols/reports.

  • Experience with internal and regulatory audits in a cGMP area, preferably a QC Lab environment.


  • Associate’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related science degree with at least 6 years experience in related field or Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related science with at least 4 years experience in related field.


Laboratory and office work requiring walking, standing, and sitting throughout a shift.  Lifting of items less than 25 kg. 


This is a part-time position that requires colleagues to work two 12 hour weekend shifts per week, resulting in 24 hours worked per week.  Late Night shift role is Friday 11pm-11am Saturday and Saturday 11pm-11am Sunday.  Early Night shift role is Saturday 11am-11pm Saturday and 11am-11pm Sunday.  Both roles include 10% night pay premium and prorated benefits.  Shifts include two paid 15 minute breaks and a paid 30 minute lunch.  All Laboratory colleagues adhere to safe work practices such as wearing appropriate personal protective equipment including lab coat, safety glasses, and gloves.   There is no routine travel associated with this position. 


  • Last Date to Apply: October 26, 2021

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