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Quality Control Analyst


Quality Control Analyst required for a successful, well-established, international company in Harlow.

Your responsibilities would be to perform the day-to-day analytical testing and maintaining the high-quality standards expected of a regulated organisation. You will be required to perform the analysis on a range of products, process and review the results, identify and progress any resulting actions and generate analytical test reports. You will also play a key role in dealing and responding to customer complaints and quality issues as they arise.

  • Analytical testing of components and final products for production operations.
  • Communication of results to Production, Sales, Despatch and Quality Manager as necessary.
  • Timely release of products within ERP to enable Despatch to ship goods to the customer on time and in full.
  • To identify improvements / methods to streamline the current testing protocols and suggest alternative measurement techniques.
  • Troubleshooting of issues that may arise during routine manufacturing processes, raise NCRs and / or CARs and suggest corrective actions as appropriate.
  • To propose and routinely use upper and lower control limits.
  • Application of SPC techniques to assess data and investigate any trends. Escalation of failures should be reported to the relevant personnel.
  • To ensure all laboratory equipment is efficiently maintained and calibrated.
  • Issue and signing of Certificates of Analysis when required for customers.
  • Maintenance of all quality records and product traceability.
  • Maintenance of laboratory storage areas and chemical inventories.
  • Liaison with procurement and suppliers, including assessments/audits at their premises as required.
  • Conduct internal audits and assist with the management of the ISO systems as knowledge and training develop.
  • Undertake the investigation of basic complaints and causal factors to an agreed escalation point.
  • Progress outstanding complaints, in liaison with the Quality Manager, to ensure that they are dealt with within the agreed timescales and to the satisfaction of the customer.
  • To assist with the testing of new products / production techniques ensuring work is undertaken and fulfilled to the required timescales, scope and outcomes.

The successful candidate will need:

  • Experience in an analytical lab.
  • HNC or equivalent in chemistry.
  • Math – A-level or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of a broad range of analytical methods, method development and method validation.
  • Effective report writing ability and good critical data analysis skills.
  • Effective working knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel & Word).
  • Ability to interact at all levels.

In return, my client will be offering a salary of £22,000 & other benefits including 25 days holiday with the ability to buy/sell days, health plans and a bonus.

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