Quality Assurance Specialist/Team Lead

Posted 16 Jan 2020

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 202263


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 56,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role: 

The Quality Assurance Specialist working in QA Product Release works with various internal departments to develop, improve and execute processes ensuring regulatory and quality compliance in accordance with customer requirements, and company policies (ISO 9001, 13485).   Under the direction of the Quality Assurance Supervisor, the Quality Assurance Specialist works as a collaborative team member to deliver site goals and objectives to drive business results and a continuous improvement culture. Primary focus is on product release of raw materials and finished goods, including QC assay assignment, vendor document and batch record review, stock posting, COA/COO creation, and maintenance of the retest program. Support CAPA projects and customer complaint resolution by interfacing with procurement/product management/sales to resolve issues and limit impact on the customer. Roles and responsibilities may include:

  • Assist Supervisor with daily activities 
  • Provide operational support to the team
  • Schedule product release work activities 
  • Support department goals and update group metrics 
  • Lead by example in setting the appropriate safety and quality culture, by ensuring issues/concerns are addressed and resolved in a timely manner 
  • Confidently and concisely answer any questions and explain processes in the supervisor’s absence 
  • Attend meetings in the absence of Supervisor 
  • Assist in the selection process of candidates in a manner consistent with company policies 
  • Communicate information to your Supervisor to ensure group/dept objectives are met 
  • Inform Supervisor of personnel concerns and unacceptable behaviors 


Who you are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S./B.A. in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Chemical or Process Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience in Life Science industry 
  • 1+ years of experience working with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in a leadership capacity
  • Working Knowledge of regulatory requirements (FDA, USDA)
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and quality system applications Trackwise, ManGo
  • Excellent communication (verbal & written), coaching, and customer interface skills
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks/priorities
  • Good problem-solving skills/abilities
  • Good time management and ability to prioritize multiple tasks independently
  • Data analysis, presentation, and experimental design knowledge



What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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