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QC Analyst I in Torrance, California at Phenomenex

Date Posted: 11/30/2018

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Job ID: PHE000554

About Us

Phenomenex is a global technology leader committed to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions that solve the separation and purification challenges of researchers in industrial, clinical, government and academic laboratories. From drug discovery and pharmaceutical development to food safety and environmental analysis, Phenomenex chromatography products, technical services and chemical reference standards accelerate science and help researchers improve global health and well-being. 

Selected by the Wall Street Journal as an "Exceptional Workplace," Phenomenex is defined by its passionate people, dynamic culture and distinctive ingenuity. These common characteristics unify the Phenomenex companies worldwide behind our mission "to promote the growth, prosperity and well-being of those we serve - our customers, our employees, and humanity.


Responsible for the inspection and testing of raw materials, in-process testing and final testing of finished chromatographic media. This individual will be responsible for maintaining key instrumentation to ensure test results are reliable and accurate. This individual will compare data obtained from test results against specification limits and trending patterns to ensure material meets strict quality attributes.

• Perform routine testing using a variety of testing methods, including HPLC, GC and MS instrumentation
• Understand and perform elemental analysis and particle size testing on a variety of materials
• Perform IQ/OQ/PQ activities on specific instrumentation to ensure reliable and reproducible results
• Accurately document and compare testing results against control/specification limits
• Identify adverse trends and take the appropriate steps to correct and prevent reoccurrence
• Interact with other departments within the company, as needed, to gather information and communicate updates regarding quality related items.
• Follow all applicable standard operating procedures for work area
• Update, maintain and understand KPI tracking spreadsheets
• Initiate and complete nonconformance reports for failing materials
• Initiate and complete CAPA and IR related activities
• Create, revise and update standard operating procedures
• Create certificate of analysis documentation, if applicable
• Apply knowledge of good laboratory and safety practices on a daily basis
• Participate in new product development and specification setting activities
• Apply “5S” and lean principles in work area
• Assist in third party vendor qualification assessments
• Mentor and train other quality control staff regarding good laboratory practice
• Enforce and follow all safety related policies
• Understand HPLC methodology and principles. Train staff on these principles as needed.
• Apply change control principles to ensure adequate notification of relevant changes
• Understand and support yearly departmental goals
• Perform other job-related duties as requested by customers and/ or management

Job Requirements


• Bachelors Degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biology or Life Sciences required.
• Ensures all work is accurate and free of errors / defects
• Requires analytical thinking and presenting ideas
• Experience in Microsoft office and Database Management
• Attention to detail, pay specific attention to tasks
• Strong organizational skill, plans and assigns resources in a detailed fashion
• 2 or more years of experience in chromatogram 

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.