Quality Control Supervisor - Microbiology

Posted 07 Mar 2024

Lenexa, Kansas - United States

Req Id 272594


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Your Role:

At MilliporeSigma the Quality Control Supervisor – Microbiology leads a team of QC Microbiology and Cell Culture scientists who perform Quality Control testing of raw materials and finished goods used in the manufacture of cell culture media. Job duties include:


  • Hire, train, coach, develop, and evaluate team members’ performance.
  • Ensure the scheduling of daily operations in the QC laboratory supports the timely testing and release of raw material and finished product.
  • Provide problem solving and troubleshooting assistance and technical support to QC personnel.
  • Contribute to a safe working environment by following corporate and departmental safety regulations.
  • Maintain records of test data per compliance to site quality testing and documentation requirements and ensure all personnel are fully trained on the principles of Data Integrity.
  • Lead investigations of process and product non-conformance to ensure closure within established time frames.
  • Ensure corrective actions assigned to QC have been implemented within established time frames.
  • Demonstrate leadership in developing and implementing quality system initiatives and process improvements in the QC laboratories.
  • Provide timely responses to customer inquiries, audit observations and complaints and initiate corrective actions where applicable.
  • Participate in design, development and approval of new product specifications and revisions of existing specifications.
  • Ensure maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment according to approved procedures.
  • Coordinate activities to ensure QC test methods and equipment are validated to the appropriate standards.


Who you are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry, or other Life/Physical Science discipline
  • 3 + years of experience in Microbiology in a GLP setting


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of GLP experience
  • 1 + years of supervisory experience
  • Thorough understanding of microbiological techniques.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills


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