Laboratory Technician

Farmington, CT

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Westaff is seeking a Laboratory Technician to sit in Farmington CT with a prominent manufacturing company. The Laboratory Technician will conduct protein and other physical testing. The Lab Tech will support microbiology and chemistry departments in testing dietary supplements raw materials, finished products, and stability samples ensure GMP compliance.

 Reports directly to the Physical Supervisor/Stability Coordinator

Hours:  This is a first shift position. Based upon business needs different hours, off shift hours and/or weekends may be required.


Responsibilities of the Lab Technician:

Support of Analysts and Scientists

  • Physical Testing
  • Physical analysis of samples includes, but is not limited to:
  • Protein analysis (Leco FP628 and FP528)
  • Disintegration of capsules and tablets
  • Average and fill weights of capsules and tablets
  • Hardness test of tablets
  • ID testing (FTIR)
  • Perform applicable instrument and equipment maintenance
  • Microbiology Testing
  • Maintain sterilized glassware and production of growth media to keep testing running uninterrupted
  • Assist the microbiologists, as necessary, to do routine testing on dietary supplements raw materials, finished products and stability samples along with environmental testing
  • Record all testing performed, using good documentation practices, in laboratory notebooks
  • Review laboratory notebooks and related documents
  • Fill out and review batch records as needed in a timely manner
  • General housekeeping and cleaning of laboratory
  • Scan, file, and deliver:
    • Raw Material and Finished Product Batch Records daily
    • Out of Specification Investigation (OOS) Reports, Stability Data Sheets, Requalification Forms, etc.
  • Support other laboratory tasks as needed
  • Other duties as assigned



Job Requirements


Bachelor’s in Science degree or related discipline

Prior experience with a Leco Nitrogen determinator or similar instrument preferred

Good documentation skills

Organized, attention to details, self-starter and team worker

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