Quality Analyst

Date:  Jul 7, 2024
Posting End Date: 
Location: 

North Charleston, SC, US, 29418

Company:  Everris NA Inc

As the Quality Analyst, you will be responsible for collecting, compiling, and analyzing data used to evaluate fertilizer product performance and ensure regulatory compliance.  The Quality Analyst will make recommendations and/or the final decision related to the release of products. In addition, this position is involved in the assessment and qualification of raw materials and will work with the Process Engineer or other production personnel on projects related to statistical process control or design of experiments to improve the first-time pass rate of the site. This position will report to the Quality Manager and the individual will work under minimal supervision with a degree of latitude and creativity established through demonstration of knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

This position is located at our North Charleston, SC facility and will primarily focus on the quality assurance of products produced at this site. The position may become involved in complaint investigations and corrective actions for products produced at other locations.  

 

I’m interested! What will I get to do in this position? 

  • Responsible for testing raw materials, in-process samples, and products, using standardized test methods, procedures, and work instructions. Generates reports on these analyses and communicates results to appropriate groups.
  • Responsible for the calibration, maintenance, and operation of nitrogen analyzers, ICP-OES, moisture analyzer, and other instrumentation for the analysis of raw material, in-process samples, and products.
  • Keeps all laboratory instrumentation and equipment calibrated and in working order. Troubleshooting analytical equipment is an essential part of the position.
  • Maintains databases and paper files documenting test results, experimental reports, and instrument calibrations.
  • Collects data for and provides input on non-conformances.
  • Supports implementation and monitors effectiveness of CAPAs.
  • Trains new personnel on QC test methods, procedures, and work instructions.
  • Works closely with engineering on process changes and monitors quality correlation.
  • Collects, organizes, monitors, and distributes information related to quality and process improvement functions, including but not limited to compliance to and documentation of quality management standards, such as ISO 9001:2015. 
  • Maintains an inventory of laboratory supplies and place orders when supplies are required.
  • Performs and reports on internal and external quality system audits.
  • Daily communication with the Quality Manager to analyze results, determine fate of materials, and discuss laboratory management.
  • Initiates and coordinates quality-related data from production, service or process improvement activities and reports these data using statistical techniques.
  • Manages all QC retain samples and ensures that materials are properly stored and discarded after their expiration date.
  • Coordinate analytical testing at external contract laboratories.
  • Work under minimal supervision while observing all health and safety precautions applicable to a chemistry laboratory.
  • Other duties as required.

What skills and experience do I need to be successful in this role?

  • BS degree in Analytical Chemistry or related field or relevant work experience 
  • Ability to work up to 2 weekends per month as needed.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working in a laboratory environment is preferred.
  • Prior experience with nitrogen analyzers, ICP-OES, and/or dissolution testing is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel is required.
  • Good math and computer skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Capable of multitasking and managing the workload efficiently under pressure.
  • Ability to move up to 25 lbs and be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods throughout the shift.


What will set me apart?

  • Willingness to learn new skills and become familiar with specialized instrumentation and custom software.
  • Experience with analytical method development and writing SOPs.
  • Basic statistical analysis knowledge.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a genuine interest in the position-always learning.
  • Self-directed individual with a strong work ethic and integrity.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills, ability to multitask, and meticulous attention to detail.

 

Salary Range: $50,000 - $67,000 

 

Annual Bonus Target: 5%, subject to plan provisions.


To learn more, visit:  https://icl-growingsolutions.com/en-us/

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ICL is committed to offering you a comprehensive set of benefits to empower you and your family physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. The benefits we offer to our diverse and inclusive workforce include:
•    Competitive base pay and performance bonus
•    Medical, dental, vision, and life benefits that start quickly – the first of the month after hire
•    Tax-advantaged health savings and spending accounts (when applicable)
•    Wellness Incentive Program to lower your health insurance cost
•    Generous Leave and FMLA policies
•    Prescription program that provides most generic maintenance medications at no cost (including Insulin products & EpiPens)
•    401k eligibility from day one of employment with a generous company matching contribution. 100% vested after one year of service
•    Employee Student Loan Assistance Program
•    Free membership to a program that offers various discounts for travel, entertainment, groceries, and much more


Who is ICL? 

ICL Group is a leading global specialty minerals company, which creates impactful solutions for humanity's sustainability challenges in the food, agriculture and industrial markets.  ICL leverages its unique bromine, potash and phosphate resources, its global professional workforce, and its sustainability focused R&D and technological innovation capabilities, to drive the company's growth across its end markets. Our agricultural products feed the world’s growing population, our food additives enable greater access to higher quality food, our potash and phosphate products are essential components for the pharma industry and our bromine-based materials and phosphates contribute to a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly planet.  ICL benefits from its advantageous size, geographical spread, and operational flexibility. With a culture based upon leadership, innovation, and sustainability, ICL is well positioned to be an Employer of Choice within the communities in which we operate.  ICL shares are dual listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (NYSE and TASE: ICL).  The company employs more than 12,500 people worldwide, and its 2023 revenues totaled approximately $7.5 billion. To learn more about ICL, click here.

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