Lubrizol QC Technician in San Antonio, Texas

QC Technician

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.

QA Laboratory Technician

COMPANY INFORMATION AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES

This position will report to the QA Laboratory Supervisor. The goals of this position are to Performs a variety of Quality Control duties requiring a high degree of knowledge of QC and plant procedures within the Elmendorf, TX facility. Other duties include:

  • Must know the Quality Process and comply with all requirements of the Quality System Manual, Operating and Technical Procedures and Work Instructions.

  • Shall be familiar with the ISO system and know where the quality documents are located.

  • Notify QA Management of necessary changes and/or additions to laboratory quality documents such as inspection plans and SOPs.

  • Prepare chemical blends under the direction of the plant chemist or equivalent.

  • Interface with the plant chemist or equivalent and production personnel on any production-related issues.

  • Prepare and maintain records and documentation of inspection acceptance, rejection and/or re-work requirements.

  • Ensures analytical instrumentation is properly maintained, calibrated, and validated prior to operation.

  • Set up and/or adjust and operate inspection equipment to ensure its accuracy.

  • Maintain records of calibration for all testing, measuring and detection equipment that affects product quality.

  • Provide support for customer complaint investigations with guidance from the plant chemist or equivalent.

  • Actively participate in the quality system by taking part in internal and external audits, controlling documents and identifying and escalating nonconformances.

  • Manage inventory of laboratory reagents and supplies.

  • Adhere to strict housekeeping and laboratory hygiene standards.

  • Promote a culture of quality at the facility.

  • Promote and follow plant policies regarding safe and environmentally compliant work practices.

  • Other duties as required to support plant compliance with the quality management system and quality standards.

REQUIREMENTS - EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS

  • High School diploma and/or additional education focusing on chemistry, mathematics, communication skills, computers and ability to read basic technical documents (charts, catalogues and specifications, etc.)

  • 3 to 5 years of job-related experience.

  • Must be able to wear the required PPE (full-face respirator, fire retardant clothing, safety shoes, hardhat, safety glasses and laboratory gloves).

  • Ability to interpret quality control specifications and schematics or drawings.

  • Strong interpersonal skills (oral and written communication).

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.

  • Ability to read and comprehend critical production documents.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and to coach employees.

While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company. We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio

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