Sr QA Analyst - FWN Chemistry Lab
Fort Worth , Texas
October 21, 2017
To perform testing activities that ensure required quality and safety standards are being met for our products.

Hours: 7am - 3pm Monday - Friday with nights and/or weekends required on business needs.

Technical - To perform testing activities that ensure required quality and safety standards are being met for our products.
• Perform routine chemical, physical analysis of raw materials, finished goods, products, packaging components per schedule and per standards/SOPs
• Perform non-routine testing to support validation or special projects; perform analytical method validations and transfers
• Collect, calculate, and interpret test results
• Enter and report test results
• Write and take ownership for SOPs related to testing programs, laboratory operations and/or equipment operation
• Perform investigative testing to support laboratory investigations; participate in root cause analysis; lead and write laboratory investigations
• Investigate laboratory quality issues and recommend sound corrective actions and resolution
• Perform and review equipment calibration and maintenance; serve as instrument advocate
• Identify appropriate lab instrumentation purchases; perform qualification/validation
• Conduct peer review and approval of data collected by co-workers
• Lead laboratory initiatives or programs
• Train analysts on internal procedures and test methods
• Performs statistical analysis
• Utilizes change control systems

Team - Cooperate and support coworkers to enhance overall capability of the organization.
• Lead problem solving and troubleshooting of laboratory issues and methodology
• Contributes to departmental meetings • Demonstrate flexibility in work hours • Demonstrate Alcon Values and Behaviors

Interfaces - Coordinate/support other departments to ensure smooth execution of work.
• Effective communication skills both verbal and written concerning testing, sampling, and scheduling with other departments and external labs
• Attend and participate at production planning meetings Safety/Housekeeping - Keep work areas clean and free of hazards or dangerous conditions • Perform laboratory housekeeping
• Follow all laboratory safety regulations, and promote positive safety behaviors • Participates in cross functional safety teams
• Maintain audit readiness in laboratory

Planning - Ensure supplies and equipment are available to meet test schedules.
• Plan and execute testing schedules with no supervision; coordinates daily workflow needs of the laboratory
• Designee for attendance in production planning meetings
• Recognize lab supply needs and facilitates ordering processes

• Test/analyst • Test on time • Right first time • On-time training completion • Safety suggestions/input • On time Project Completion • Role model for leadership behaviors EEO Statement The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Minimum requirements Bachelor's degree or 10 equivalent years of directly related experience
2 years of relevant experience

Hours: 7am - 3pm Monday - Friday with nights and/or weekends required on business needs.

Desired: Bachelors of Science in Chemistry or Biochemistry
5 years applicable experience in Pharma field or related industry, experience with laboratory requirements and equipment

Fluent in English

A little about us:
As the global leader in eye care, Alcon develops and manufactures innovative medicines and devices to serve the full life cycle of eye care needs.

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