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Quality Control Scientist- Spokane, WA

Posted: April 17, 2023
The QC Scientist performs laboratory analysis of existing and new products, production techniques, new product costing, and new product packaging requirements. This includes chemical and microbiological analysis of products and facilities.
Location: Spokane, WA
Wage: $45,000 to $55,000 a year


This role will require weekend hours once training is completed. Analytical experience preferred.

Benefits: All Silgan Unicep employees are eligible to participate in our dental, medical and/or vision benefits after a probationary waiting period.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Perform quality inspection and tests, including microbiological testing on incoming, in-process, and outgoing materials.
  • Prepare cultures by obtaining in-process and finished product samples.
  • Identify micro-organisms by conducting microscopic examinations.
  • Execute stability tests and maintain detailed records for current products, new products and samples, including written summaries and raw data in report form.
  • Perform analytical testing including pH, viscosity, titrations, FTIR spectrometry, and other analytical lab tests.
  • Routine microbiological testing of equipment and environment.
  • Assist with analytical method validation protocol execution.
  • Reagent and standard preparation.
  • Operate laboratory equipment including ISE, conductivity meter, UV/Vis, IR, and HPLC.
  • Ensure compliance with GMP, FDA, QSR’s, ISO 13485 and all other regulatory requirements, in accordance with company policy.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Adhere to company safety requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, or a related field strongly preferred.
  • 2-3 years’ experience with basic laboratory practices including micro testing, pH testing and titrations.
  • Knowledge of the Scientific Method, chemical products, test procedures and composition of raw materials.
  • Knowledge of chemical terminology and units of measure.
  • Ability to initiate, perform and complete reports in timely manner.
  • Ability to work independently with little direction in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to schedule projects and meet established deadlines.
  • Knowledge of ISO, GMP and/or GLP standards for the pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience in a FDA regulated facility preferred.


  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to stand and walk.
  • Frequently required to sit.
  • Occasionally required to bend at waist.
  • Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds (12 kg).
  • Vision ability including close vision, distance vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to work with chemicals. MSDS sheets are provided.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable those individuals who are disabled as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of this job.

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