QA Microbiology Analyst

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The QA Analyst is to develop, implement, execute, and improve methods to conduct day-to-day product and process analysis to provide information and to make informed product and process quality decisions. This position will have full or shared ownership of their assigned area and they will be capable of operating with minimal guidance and direction from their manager.

Responsibilities (but not limited to):

    • Collect product / process samples and conduct appropriate analysis per SOG’s/ instructions. Document results of analysis in appropriate form, log and / or database.
    • Conduct analysis of data and provide opinion to customers of analysis
    • Take appropriate action following decision trees and / or out of control action plans to validate results especially when analyses indicates product / process out of control
    • Develop and implement methods for assigned areas including all supporting mechanisms (e.g., SOGs, training documentation/aids, tools, equipment, logs, databases, control charts, etc.)
    • Periodically evaluate methods and supporting mechanisms from all stakeholders’ points of view and make improvements
    • Develop, implement, and continuously improve control charts and Out-of-Control (OOC) action plans to validate results for all assigned measurements
    • Provide support for analysis and root cause corrective action for OOC conditions on assigned measurements
    • Periodically evaluate the data from assigned measurements to determine product/process capability and long-term trends and report information, as appropriate
    • Understand all equipment and tools required for assigned methods and ensure appropriate calibration and preventive maintenance schedules are defined and executed
    • Develop and deliver training content and delivery approach for assigned methods
    • Participate as team member and/or team leader for projects and focused improvement efforts, as assigned
    • Demonstrate role model behavior with respect to NBB Core Values in day-to-day activities and in pursuit of Quality department and personal goals and objectives

Desired Skills/Experience (but not limited to):

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree (BS/BA) from a four year college or university or the equivalent in special training and work related experience with a minimum of four (4) years of on-the-job experience
  • Appropriate working knowledge of disciplines related to Microbiology
  • Sensory, Instrumentation/Metrology, Water Chemistry, Product Field Quality, Product Safety and/or Quality Systems are desirable but not essential.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and/or government regulations and write reports, business correspondence, and technical process documentation
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of personnel within the organization, including presenting information and responding to questions from various individuals and groups or managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Ability to plan own work and the work of others and lead work groups or teams, when needed
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Ability to exercise initiative and judgment as well as make decisions within the scope of assigned authority
  • Ability to effectively delegate to others when and where needed
  • Strong statistical and analytical thinking skills – Six Sigma Green Belt required, Black Belt desirable
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to obtain additional skills and knowledge in area of expertise (e.g., continued education, special training, certification)

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