Quality Control Team Lead - Pharmaceuticals

  • Lancaster, SC
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: NC107-2685058
We are looking for a Quality Control Team Lead (QCTL) that will assign and/or assist QC management in assigning daily or routine functions and responsibilities to QC personnel and ensure that work is performed in a timely manner and adjust responsibilities as needed to ensure timely completion.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • The Quality Control Team Lead (QCTL) on Mid-shift reports to the Quality Control (QC) Management.
  • The QCTL will be responsible for implementation of QC management/upper management direction for all activities, documentation and testing of samples submitted to the QC laboratory.
  • Is responsible for testing routine QC samples for release and peer review of test result reports.
  • The QCTL will assist QC management with establishing and maintaining appropriate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and departmental compliance processes.
  • Is responsible for ensuring that personnel are trained on all relevant SOPs and provide such training when required.
  • Is responsible for ensuring QC Laboratory instrumentation is properly calibrated and all scheduled and non-scheduled calibrations, qualifications, and preventative maintenance procedures are performed as needed.
  • Ensures departmental metrics including sample testing Turn Around Times (TAT's) are monitored and met. Provide updates related to metrics to upper management within a timely manner.
  • Will follow Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) documentation guidelines to record all procedures in a timely fashion. Will follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in all functions executed and report any deviations where necessary.
  • Will provide feedback to QC management/upper management for opportunities of improvement of laboratory processes.
  • Knowledgeable in all QC routine functions and capable of being relied upon to perform any QC related functions including testing of laboratory samples.
  • Expected to independently complete assigned projects from QC management/upper management within expected/established time frames.
  • Independently manage inter-departmental projects and be relied upon to communicate well within departments outside of the laboratory.
  • Stay current on publications released by USP, FDA and other pertinent regulating bodies to ensure the QC Laboratory complies in the areas of analytical applications, release specifications, and documentation practices.
  • Assist in evaluating new testing applications and instrumentation, either developing methods or adopting compendial methods.  Aid in transferring these new methods into a QC function for routine use.  Ensure at the least, these methods are accurate, precise, and robust for daily use on specific samples.
  • Assist in resolving Out of Specification (OOS) results and reviewing/approving Laboratory Investigations in the QC Laboratory in accordance with SOPs.
  • Ensures proper training of new laboratory personnel. 
  • Enforces Good Laboratory Practices (GLP's) with the QC laboratory.
  • Maintain a safe work environment and ensures all equipment used in the testing procedures is calibrated and properly maintained.
  • Regular attendance is required.
  • Perform other assigned duties as may be required in meeting company objectives.
  • Communicate effectively with other departments within the organization and function within a team environment.


Minimum Requirements:   

  • Five or more years of QC laboratory experience in a cGMP facility/laboratory, including specific experience with day-to-day operations and processes of a QC laboratory.
  • Effective interpersonal, self-motivation, communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of personnel are required.
  • A Bachelor of Sciences (B.S.) or a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Chemistry or a related science is required.
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