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Quality Assistant at Ashland, LLC

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Paterson, New Jersey

Job Description:

Pharmachem Laboratories LLC

Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?

Are you always solving?

Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.

Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a to join our Quality Department as a Quality Assistant I in Ashland LLC, Nutritional business at our 95 Prince Street, Paterson, NJ site. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Quality function. This position will report to Quality Manager.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform lab tests on raw materials, intermediates, and finished products

  • Verify compliance to all customer requirements and specifications

  • Maintain sample retention

  • Batch record review for completeness, maintain QC log receipts, retain quality control and quality assurance records in accordance with the documented records retention procedure

  • Manages departmental activities and capabilities to meet objectives within guidelines. Ex. water sample, ATP swabs, and environmental sample

  • Review COA’s and QC paperwork for recordkeeping (sampling, sample-sending, documentation prep & closure)

  • Manage the on the floor periodic QC inspections good manufacturing practices (GMP) internal audits of the entire plant

  • Responsible for the appearance of the QC laboratory, maintaining general lab cleanliness

  • At the direction of the QC Supervisor perform other related duties as may be reasonably assigned in the course of business.​ Ex. label creation, batch records, and blend records

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • BS degree in Life Sciences/Chemistry and/or min. of 3 - 5 years’ experience in science field

  • 1 to 2 years’ experience of quality assurance experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Excellent communication skills, written, and verbal, including technical writing

  • Computer skills necessary to fulfill requirements of position able to operate independently and as a part of a team

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.

  • Self-motivated worker, able to act independently and set priorities

The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • Knowledge and understanding of quality system standards FDA 21 CFR Parts 111 and 117 GMP and cGMP Regulations, ISO, FSSC

  • Six Sigma certification is preferred

In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland LLC. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharmaceutical. Visit to see the innovations we offer.
At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.
Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.
Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.

Salary: $19.00

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