QC Support Analyst

Posted 30 May 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameShane Mulcahy

Job description

Orion Group Life Sciences are currently recruiting a QC Support Analyst on behalf of our Multinational Agrichemical client based in Grangemouth on an initial 12- month contract.

Job Summary:

The QC Support Analyst plays a critical role in ensuring the quality of final active ingredients (AI) and formulated products manufactured at the facility. This position is responsible for performing quality control analysis, maximizing manufacturing efficiency, and providing backup support to the shift team. The incumbent will prioritize and analyse samples, assess product quality against manufacturing specifications, maintain and calibrate analytical equipment, monitor equipment performance, and provide training to other members of the Analytical Department. The role contributes to achieving production targets, supports problem-solving efforts, and participates in method tech transfer, development work, and efficiency improvement projects.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Prioritize and analyse final AI and GFP samples from the manufacturing plants, ensuring timely communication of results within agreed lead times.
  • Analyse and verify the product quality of active ingredients, ensuring conformity to predetermined manufacturing specifications for product clearance.
  • Calibrate and maintain all analytical equipment in accordance with departmental quality systems.
  • Monitor the performance of analytical equipment and methods, assessing the fitness of results and identifying deviations and faults for prompt resolution.
  • Train other members of the Analytical Department to the required competence level, effectively sharing technical knowledge for a high level of analytical competence across the department.

Experience to be Gained in the Job:

  • Contribution to the site achieving production targets.
  • Support in site problem-solving.
  • Involvement in method tech transfer and development work.
  • Participation in departmental and site efficiency and improvement projects.

Skills and Qualifications:


  • Analytical expertise in a range of techniques.
  • Effective communication at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with the ability to manage own workload.
  • Ability to work under pressure, demonstrating motivation and thoroughness.



  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Self-starting and motivated.
  • Technical proficiency in GC, LC operations.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.


  • Operational experience of Agilent instrumentation.
  • Experience in GC, LC maintenance and troubleshooting.


  • Minimum HNC or equivalent in a chemistry-related discipline.
  • Detailed working knowledge of GC, LC, and CDS operations.
  • Analytical troubleshooting and maintenance skills.
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 standard and its requirements.

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.