Laboratory Tech III
Watson Pharmaceuticals - North Brunswick, NJ

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Summary :
                                              Under general supervision, performs advanced testing of raw materials, components and finished product, prepares standard and sample solution, maintains appropriate sample testing documentation, and provides lead direction and training to more junior level staff and performs advanced technical duties . Essential Job Functions : This is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.


                                              Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures and state, federal and local laws.

                                              Performs sampling and testing in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMPs).

                                              Performs USP testing and/or environmental monitoring.

                                              Conducts routine analysis of raw materials, using such techniques as UV/IR, TLC and automatic titration.

                                              Disposes acid waste and organic solvent waste according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and transfer of gas cylinders as instructed by supervisor/manager.

                                              Prepares standard and sample solutions for HPLC and assists in performing HPLC testing.

                                              Maintains appropriate documentation (records and lab notebooks) as required by SOP’s and cGLP’s.

                                              May receive and controls laboratory samples.

                                              May wash glassware, ensures cleanliness of testing equipment and complies with good housekeeping practices.

                                              May receive laboratory supplies and chemicals and maintains inventory control.

                                              Complies with all cGLP/GMP and safety requirements, laboratory SOP’s and Company policies.

                                              Complies with good housekeeping and safety practices; washes glassware and ensures cleanliness of testing equipment.

                                              Prepares and maintains volumetric tests and solutions.

                                              Performs environmental monitoring of aseptic areas, including monitoring of personnel; collects samples of and tests plant pure air systems; collects samples of and tests plant water and steam.

                                              Writes and issues routine exceeded alert/action notification.

                                              Performs related duties as assigned.
                                              Qualifications
                                              . Required Knowledge and Skills : Knowledge of :

                                              pH, dilution, analytical balance, TLC, IR, UV, GC and HPLC

                                              Sampling methods and quality control systems

                                              Chemistry or related sciences

                                              Advanced math and statistical skills

                                              Working knowledge of pH, analytical balance, pipetting and good laboratory techniques

                                              Strong training and leadership skills

                                              Computer programs and applications
                                              Skill in:


                                              Reading, writing and speaking English

                                              Reading, understanding and compliance with Company policies and procedures,
                                              including safety rules and regulations Provide leadership and training to all levels of Lab Technicians

                                              Operating a personal computer

                                              Communicating effectively with all levels of personnel

                                              Understanding and following instructions as specified in the test methods

                                              Working independently with little or no supervision
                                              Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
                                              Incumbents in this class are subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, lifting materials weighing up to 50 pounds, vision to monitor and moderate to loud noise levels. Incumbents may be exposed to or work with toxic materials, toxic gases, electrical hazards, dangerous tools and equipment. Work is performed in laboratory environments.
                                              Education
                                              . Minimum Qualifications: Associates degree in chemistry from an accredited college or university and a minimum of three (3) years of laboratory experience in the pharmaceutical industry, or two or more years of work experience as a Laboratory Technician II.

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