Quality Systems Associate at Ashland Inc. in Columbus, Ohio

Posted in Science 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

$22.00 per hour

Job Description:

ISP Chemicals LLC

Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious? Are you always solving? Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.

Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Quality Systems Associate to join our Ashland business at our Columbus, OH plant. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Quality Control/Quality Assurance function. This position will report to the Quality Control Manager.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Testing of raw materials, in-process control samples, and final products  

  • Analytical controls are placed on raw materials to verify identification and required quality.   

  • Understanding the equipment cleaning specifications are critical to prevent cross contamination.

  • Communicating results to production and process engineers.

  • The use of the laboratory iLIMS tracking system (raw material samples, in-process samples, final samples, instrumentation calibration, and stability samples).

  • Secondary responsibilities include process development support, process troubleshooting, analytical method development support, environmental samples, and quality systems support. 

  • Documentation consistent with good manufacturing practices (GMP).

  • Calibration of analytical instrumentation.

  • Scheduled testing associated with the stability program.

  • Provide analytical support of the Ashland Columbus waste treatment facility, raw material qualifications and standard qualifications.

  • Provide non-routine testing associated with corrective action preventative action (CAPA) investigations such as customer complaints, out of specification (OOS) investigations, product failures, and shelf-life extension requests.

  • Other Quality Control Responsibilities

    • Maintaining the raw material and final product retain systems.

    • Assisting QC Supervision with maintaining laboratory supplies.

    • Managing lab, sample, and chemical waste disposal.

    • Following the Chemical Hygiene Plan, practice good housekeeping, and general maintenance of the lab.

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • Preferably Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related field

  • Knowledge and understanding of analytical chemistry

  • Knowledge and understanding of good manufacturing practices (GMP)

  • Preferably 1-3 years in a chemical manufacturing environment

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong computer skills which include application knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word

  • Good organizational and documentation skills

  • Willingness and ability to work in 12-hour intervals and to manage the lab alone or with little supervision on weeknights and weekends.

    In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland LLC. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharmaceutical. Visit www.ashland.com to see the innovations we offer.
    At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.
    Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.
    Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.

    Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.

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