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Job ID:  58507
Date:  May 13, 2022
On Site
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

QC Team Lead Raw Materials

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

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Purpose of the Position

  • To analyze and / or test under cGMP, raw materials, intermediates and finished products by applying validated or compendia methods
  • Assists the Laboratory Supervisor on the day to day laboratory activities


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Autonomous accomplishment of analysis in the laboratory.  
  • Prepares standards, mobile phases, and reagents. 
  • Maintains, calibrates, validates, monitors and troubleshoots laboratory equipment (HPLC, GC, ICP, IR, etc.) 
  • Analyzes raw materials, intermediates, stability samples and finished products for required tests by various analytical and instrumental methods. 
  • Performs calculations, collects and prepares data for evaluation.   
  • Reviews data to ensure accuracy prior to reporting. 
  • Orients and trains new colleagues. 
  • Perform administrative lab tasks, such as updating Specification sheets and SOP’s. 
  • Keeps supervisor informed of work status and suggests follow-up action to resolve atypical results and any problems encountered. 
  • Investigation of OOS and supports Lab Tech I & II in OOS investigations 
  • Maintains good documentation practices. 


SHE Duties & Responsibilities


  • Display and promote positive safety behaviors at all times
  • Shows leadership by working to SHEQ standards and encouraging colleagues to work to the same standards. 
  • Supports plant and corporate initiatives as outlined in the manufacturing plan
  • Assist the supervisor in leading the Tier 1 Meetings
  • Assist in preparing Laboratory testing schedules
  • Attend meeting requiring laboratory management in laboratory Supervisor’s absence
  • Acts as main liaison for the Laboratory to Production and Quality Assurance
  • Lead small laboratory projects including improvement projects
  • Represents the Laboratory as the Subject Matter expert on quality testing issues.


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Required level of Experience:

  • Minimum two years’ experience in chemical testing with a broad spectrum of chemical techniques and leadership.
  • Experience with necessary chemical and quality standards.
  • Experience in problem solving and decision making on chemical issues.
  • Knowledge of Trackwise. LIMS, Empower is preferred


DSM NA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. DSM is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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