Analytical Quality Technologist
DescriptionCorteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont has an exciting job opportunity for Analytical Quality Technologists to join our team at the Pittsburg, CA facility. This role offers lots of variety and interaction opportunities with various key stakeholders. If you are looking for a place to grow and develop, then this is the role for you because this site has career advancement opportunities for high performers. Our ideal candidate would have a positive attitude, be eager to learn and collaborate with others, and be an SAP guru! Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont offers an excellent benefits package that begins on your first day of employment. This includes a generous 401k match, health and dental insurance, 15 days of vacation, a variable bonus plan, and much more! Focusing within a single or across multiple plant laboratories this role will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:Perform non-routine and complex analysesAccountable for lab housekeeping and working toward maintaining 5S once implementedAccountable for proper and valid inventory of analytical standards and reagents in laboratoriesAuthorize Final Product samples in LIMS in a timely mannerFollow analytical procedures that have been derived from approved company methods or approved industry standardsComply with external quality certifications (ISO certifications, environmental permits, etc.), when applicable Provide input and participate in the plant Management System Review Provide operators training to Perform Routine Analysis and others performing analytical within plant as needed Participate in plant and analytical RCIs (Root Cause Investigation) as neededPerform non-routine and complex analyses as needed under direction of Analytical Specialist in a timely mannerUnderstand, use, and troubleshoot computer systems for data management (LIMS, etc)Assist in method implementation related to analytical procedures in the labResponsible for the qualification of analytical instrumentation as defined by the Quality Critical instrument document in a timely mannerDevelop, maintain, and ensure compliance to operating procedures including plant specific procedures and Corteva quality procedures & policiesPerform calibration and verification of analytical systems, as required in a timely mannerEnsure preventative maintenance, instrument repair, and troubleshooting is performed with the maintenance technicianPerform control charting of critical data based on business needsParticipate in company Quality Analytical self-assessments Assist in analytical sample plans reviews (Quality Leader will lead sample plan reviews)Assists in lab capital planningHave a continuous improvement mindset that incorporates EHS&S requirements and analytical best practicesHave an understanding of process chemistry for supported plantsEnsure that proper technical coverage / off-hours assistance is available to operations personnel for plant(s) he/she is responsible for. Communicate with department when employee will be out of the office.Proactively address analytical and product quality problems in timely mannerCommunicate analytical issues to department leadership when issues impact process or lab safety or product complianceParticipates in and supports implementations of new (MET) LIS tools and applications for the Corteva Pittsburg site labs. Serves as a liaison between Global LIS (Laboratory Information Systems) and the site for server maintenance, upgrades, outages or other LIS communications and initiatives.Act as the Quality Program subject matter resource, promoting a customer quality focused culture as requested by Quality Leader**Corteva does not offer relocation if the position is offered to someone who lives outside the area or reimbursement for travel to and from interviews. If you consider a position that is not within the area you reside you will be responsible for all cost that incur.**QualificationsThe following are required:High School Diploma/GED2 years of analytical laboratory work or schooling experienceProficiency in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel, as well as the ability to learn new systems quicklyUnderstand basic IT (Information Technology) concepts (hardware, software, basic networking)Strong written and verbal communication skillsGood interpersonal skillsStrong multi-tasking, problem solving and time management skillsDemonstrate leadership skills – inspire others and lead them through influenceA self-starter who can identify, prioritize and accomplish multiple tasksMust be able to read, write, and speak EnglishWillingness and ability do the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:Work in environments wearing safety equipment, such as earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoesWork in environments with frequent bending, reaching, and liftingStand or walk for extended periods of time A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) processThe following are preferred:Associates degree in Chemistry, Engineering or relevant Science OR Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Engineering or relevant Science Experience with gas chromatography (GC), liquid chromatography (LC or HPLC)Experience with Total Organic Carbon (TOC)Experience with ICPWill prefer candidates with SAP systems experienceBackground in LIMS and/or CDS SystemsBasic computer programing experience, especially with LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems)5 years of analytical laboratory experience 4+ years military experience We would like to encourage internal employees at lower levels to apply.Apply for this job.