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Job ID:  36108
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

Quality Assurance Associate - Schenectady, NY

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 25,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.
More information can be found at www.dsm.com.


The Challenge

The Quality Assurance Associate I is responsible for making composite samples from individual samples received from production for premixes, raw materials received, and logging in of samples for analysis in the laboratory. This position requires high attention to detail and good organizational skills to ensure accurate labeling, sample custody and proper documentation.


The Position

  • Autonomous accomplishment of work in the laboratory.
  • Logs incoming production and raw material samples for analytical testing.
  • Responsible for cleaning of laboratory glassware.
  • Maintains retention area for all laboratory samples.
  • Reviews data to ensure accuracy prior to reporting.
  • Performs administrative lab tasks, such as updating SOP’s.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of work status and suggests follow-up action to resolve atypical results and any problems encountered.
  • Maintains good documentation practices.
  • SHE Duties & Responsibilities:  Display and promote positive safety behaviors at all times; use proper personal protective equipment, appropriate safety tools, equipment and procedures to ensure that self and others go home safe each day; that area and equipment operate at the highest safety levels; that all people in the area (lab techs, quality personnel, maintenance, visitors, contractors, etc.) comply with the safety directives and keep the area neat and clean.
  • Ensures incidents are investigated, reported, and risks are assessed in a timely basis.
  • Acts in such a way that safety awareness & accident prevention are considered in performing all tasks.
  • Shows leadership by working to SHEQ standards and encouraging colleagues to work to the same standards.
  • All employees to be aware of and follow all DSM Life Saving Rules.
  • Ensures SOP’s are up to date and in compliance with current Compendia and updates them if required.
  • Performs and documents all work in adherence with cGMP guidelines.



The Ideal

  • High school diploma required.
  • General knowledge of quality control techniques.
  • Understanding of safety, laboratory hygiene and GMP rules.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office (outlook, word, and excel)
  • 0-3 years of lab experience



The Reward

Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve  people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.


Procedure & Contact

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your resume and cover letter via the career portal (www.dsm.com/careers).

Reference check procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be

contacted when these references checks are required.


DSM provides nutritional solutions for the food and beverage, dietary supplements and early-life and clinical nutrition markets, with a parallel focus on solutions for the pharmaceutical industry for the use of vitamins, nutritional lipids (ARA/EPA/DHA) and carotenoids as Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). Its fundamental driver is the link between nutrition and health, supported by a number of global megatrends.


Our Human Nutrition & Health business strives to make a positive impact on some of the most important health issues, such as cardiovascular, eye, cognitive and gut health, through helping to create awareness by engaging with multiple stakeholders. It also aims to help eliminate micronutrient deficiencies at the Base of the Pyramid.



Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and
affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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