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QC Lab Supervisor

Date: Sep 7, 2022

Location: Albany, OR, US, 97322

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 20211

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.


Job Description

Grace is seeking a Quality Control Lab Supervisor to join our team!  This role reports to the Quality Manager located at our Albany, OR plant. The QC Lab Supervisor is responsible for supervising the Quality Control laboratories 24 hours a day/7 days a week, consisting of a team of analytical chemists to meet the goals and objectives of the Fine Chemicals and Specialty Catalyst businesses at the Albany Site.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensures safe operation of the Quality Control Lab
  • Ensure laboratory compliance with cGMP requirements
  • Provides day-to-day oversight
  • Works with Method Development to improve the accuracy, efficiency, and throughput of analytical testing methods
  • Ensures that reported results are accurate based on approved methodology
  • Gives final approval of final analytical results.
  • Co-approval of specifications and methods for raw materials, in-process and finished products.
  • Leads and continuously develops the skill set of a staff of professionals who analyze products, raw materials and in-process mixtures in support of multiple chemical manufacturing processes as well as special projects such as new material evaluation, and R&D front runs.
  • Oversees internal and external quality control activities including analysis, instrument qualification/preventive maintenance, and training.
  • Schedules and coordinates the routine and non-routine analysis of raw materials, in-process, and finished products according to standard operating procedures.
  • Interprets analytical data and provides understanding of information collected.
  • Provides analytical and technical support to Quality Control Chemists, R&D Chemists, Process Technology, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Logistics, and Business Development. 
  • Applies knowledge of FDA requirements to ensure cGMP compliance of the lab.  Supports all applicable ISO9001 requirements. 

Required Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • In-depth analytical experience on a large amount of small organic molecules
  • Knowledge of the following analytical equipment: HPLC/MS, GC/MS, FTIR, KF, MA, TLC, Titration, NMR
  • MS Office proficient

Required Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachler’s degree with a scientific discipline in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or related area of study
  • 8+ years of Analytical Chemistry experience in a QC laboratory environment. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference may be given to prior experience supervising a QC laboratory team in a fine chemicals - or pharmaceutical industry, although it is not a requirement.



Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

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