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Quality Control Manager


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Your role:

You will be part of a highly motivated and ambitious team responsible for manufacturing and development of innovative membrane chromatography products for bioprocessing applications (antibodies, vaccines, etc.) based in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.


  • Manage quality control (QC) release testing of raw materials, chromatography membranes, and membrane chromatography devices
    • Assign resources, tasks, and training within the QC team to ensure business needs are met
    • Create and maintain QC Standard Operating Procedures
    • Manage data tabulations and data integrity for QC procedures
    • Communicate results and trends within the operations team
  • Supervise, direct, and develop QC team members through coaching, performance management, and supporting employee development
  • Manage all aspects of the QC laboratories and QC process, including:
    • QC instrument calibration, maintenance, and cleaning
    • Internal calibration of test equipment
    • Reagents and standard test proteins
    • Laboratory space housekeeping
  • Seek out opportunities for continuous improvement to increase throughput, efficiency, or effectiveness of the quality control process through:
    • Process & method optimization
    • QC testing equipment improvements
    • Consultation with internal and external subject matter experts
  • Support R&D and new product development efforts through
    • Performance testing of experimental chromatography membranes and devices
    • Development and validation of QC methods for new products
  • Where appropriate, perform detailed technical procedures, analyze, and communicate test results to team members
  • Record and document all activities and results according to company standards



Who You Are

Minimum qualifications

  • B.Sc. in applied science or equivalent (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering) plus 5-8 years experience in a related technical area, or M.Sc. plus 3-5 years or PhD plus 0-3 years
  • Laboratory-based Quality Control experience
  • 2+ years supervising staff in a laboratory environment


Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working within and maintaining an ISO 9001 regulated environment
  • 1+ years experience working with chromatography instruments
  • Strong time management, planning, and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for both technical and interpersonal communication
  • Strong laboratory skills and the ability to perform varied tasks in a disciplined, consistent and reliable manner
  • Experience with test method development and validation
  • Experience in data analysis, descriptive statistics, and data management



What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


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Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.



Job Requisition ID:  227185
Location:  Burlington - all
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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