Chemical Quality Supervisor

Posted 11 July 2022
Salary US$75000 - US$75001 per annum + Health insurance, Vision, Dental, 401K
DisciplineLife Science
Contact NameDanielle StGeorge

Job description

Chemical Quality (CQ) Supervisor
M-F 8am-5pm
Direct Hire
$75,000K Salary
FLSA Status: Exempt

Austin TX

Orion Group is now assisting our intravenous medical device manufacturing client in Austin, TX to find a CHEMICAL QUALITY SUPERVISOR.

Position Summary:

  • Under the direction of the Manager, the Chemical Quality Supervisor oversees testing of raw materials, in-process, and final products manufactured at the Austin site
  • Assures products meet established specifications and that adequate substantiating data is maintained.
  • Approves materials conforming to specification and resolves nonconformance issues.
  • Assigned to one or more of the following laboratories: Final Product/Raw material/Resin Blending Chemical Laboratory or the In-process Chemical Laboratory.


  • Supervise and train laboratory analysts in the performance of chemical quality control tests in accordance with standard test methods.
  • This includes qualitative and quantitative evaluation of solutions, drugs and commodities.
  • Assure that all products received in the laboratories are logged in, assigned to analysts for testing, reviewed for completeness and accuracy of testing, results compared to standard specification requirements, results documented on the appropriate testing form, form reviewed, signed off and filed.
  • Review testing results and release conforming materials to Production. If results are non-conforming, advise the Manager, Manufacturing Quality Supervisor, and the Production Supervisor and assist in resolving the nonconformance.
  • Conduct investigations into process excursions, procedural exceptions and nonconforming events.
  • Ensure root cause, corrective action preventative action (CAPA), and product impact are thoroughly addressed in investigations
  • Provide recommendations for action based on procedural requirements, decision flowcharts, and critical thinking.
  • Interview and make recommendations concerning new employee candidates.
  • Maintain an adequate record of all tests performed in the testing areas. ---This includes maintaining a Product Quality History record on all list numbers.
  • Maintain an adequate stock of reagents, test solutions and standard solutions used in testing and assaying product; assure that the test solutions preparation logbooks are properly maintained.
  • Make recommendations to the Manager regarding merit increases, perform performance evaluations and responsible for timely disciplinary action involving subordinates.
  • Assure that all equipment and instrumentation is properly maintained and calibrated in accordance with established procedures.
  • Assure that current specifications are available and properly utilized; make written recommendations for appropriate Product Specifications and Standard Test Methods revisions involving either minor procedural changes or major revisions for improved testing methodology and specification limits.
  • Initiate and be responsible for cost savings projects involving both material and labor utilization.
  • Make recommendations for capital equipment and laboratory equipment expenditures.
  • Maintain an adequate inventory of chemical and glassware laboratory supplies; initiate the purchase requisitions for needed supplies
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with other departments.
  • Maintain current knowledge of all laboratory equipment (Liquid Chromatograph, Gas Chromatograph, Infrared, Flame Photometer, Atomic Absorption, Polarimeter, UV/Visible Spectrophotometer, etc.).
  • Ensure safety awareness by each of the lab employees and participate in the establishment of safety rules and instructions in the proper use of safety equipment.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required.


  • A thorough working knowledge of GLP (Good Laboratory Practice), GDP (Good Documentation Practice) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) is required including experience with regulatory agencies including the FDA
  • The incumbent must have skills required to organize, develop and motivate the people in his/her area of responsibility, as well as to obtain the cooperation of other functions necessary to fulfill assigned responsibilities
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, BioChemistry, or Chemical Engineering.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a regulated industry (drug/device and FDA preferred), with Quality Control experience required.
  • A minimum of 0-3 years experience in supervisory/leadership position is preferred.
  • Prior experience in analytical chemical laboratory methodology is required, including methods development, instrumental analysis and technical problem solving and Data Integrity, preferably in the Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Specific instrumental experience desirable will include: IR & UV Spectroscopy, Gas and Liquid Chromatography, Atomic Absorption and Polarimetry.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check
  • Travel Requirements: Typically requires travel less than 5% of the time
  • Setting is in an office and laboratory environment.
  • Minimal lifting may potentially be required up to 10 pounds (lbs
  • Must have previous experience with analytical chemistry in a cGMP Pharma, Device or similar industry.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.