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Quality Control Technician

Belgium, Vlaams Gewest, LeuvenQuality

Job description

As our Quality Control Technician, you are responsible for the quality control of incoming goods, in process controls and outgoing inspections.

Your primary tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Good record keeping and diligent reporting.
  • Follow QC instructions and document all findings.
  • Prioritization and escalation of issues in a timely manner.
  • Report your analyses so that actions can be taken if necessary.
  • Help in maintaining and further improving QC instructions to keep up with the changing environment of a start-up company. Your initiatives help to achieve our quality objectives on product and company level.
  • Partnering and support other colleagues in various teams, particularly Operations and Development.

You will get the opportunity to assist in:

  • the development of a functional lab flow,
  • the establishment and validation of new analytical molecular methods (ea UV spectrophotometry, Liquid chromatography, etc).
  • the optimization of current processes.
  • troubleshooting and investigations of out of specification (OOS) results.

Incoming QC: 

  • Check certificates and/or document test results of incoming materials
  • Infra-red microscopy
  • Warehouse management: release materials for use

In process controls:

  • Visual inspection of hardware components (microscopy)

Outgoing inspections:

  • Test all outgoing materials (liquids, consumables and hardware)
    • pH meter
    • Conductivity meter
    • Refractive Index
    • Microscopy
    • (UV-spectrophotometry)
    • (Liquid chromatography)

Lab management:

  • Drafting and reviewing of lab procedures
  • Follow-up of Equipment and maintenance
  • Management of reagents and consumables

Planning & reporting:

  • Provide input concerning tasks and deadlines
  • Collaborate on planning and achieving milestones

Job requirements

  • Bachelor/Masters degree in a scientific discipline in a life science related field: (micro)biology, (bio)chemistry, (bio)chemistry engineering technology.
  • Previous experience in quality control in a highly regulated industry, such as medical device (ISO 13485), IVD or pharma setting is a plus.
  • High attention to detail and well organised. Work in a structured and methodological way is a must.
  • You're familiar with equipment calibration and measurement systems.
  • You have good laboratory skills and numeracy skills.
  • You are not afraid to take initiative and follow through on an idea.
  • You work well in a team but equally can operate autonomously with personal accountability for objectives.
  • You're a reliable and communicative colleague with high integrity and ethical attitude.
  • You feel comfortable in a start-up environment. You have a flexible attitude and eagerness to learn.
  • Flexibility required – dependent on the needs, starting early and occasional travel required.
  • You appreciate working in an open space amongst enthusiastic, multidisciplinary and international colleagues.
  • Good level of English. Knowledge of Dutch is a very strong asset.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, etc.
  • You're entitled to work and live in Belgium.