Quality Control Lab Technician-South Haven

Date: Nov 14, 2023

Location: South Haven, MI, US, 49090

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Band Grade: 8


Job Description

Grace is seeking a Quality Control Lab Technician for our South Haven Site.  The South Haven Site produces a portfolio of products for the specialty pharmaceutical industries, specifically Active Pharmaceutical Intermediates.  Consisting of a cGMP kilo lab, pilot plant and custom manufacturing at the commercial volumes, the site is fully equipped to develop and manufacture custom drug intermediates and API’s.  South Haven is nestled on the Lake Michigan Coast with beautiful beaches and fun year-round.


 The QC Lab Tech position performs analytical testing, interpretation of tests and documentation on raw material, stability samples, in-process batch samples, final products and recovered or waste streams on a regular basis for such purposes as quality control, process control, or product development.  Performs special research and development testing as directed when needs arise.  Maintains laboratory equipment, files, procedure manuals, MSDS and supplies.  Environmental plates, method development.  This position works nights 5 pm to 5am and reports to the QC Lab Supervisor. Starting pay $24.69 with much room for advancement.  Grace pays a premium for working nights.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Requires fine observation skills and attention to detail; able to handle multiple priorities.
  • Sets up, adjusts and operates laboratory equipment and instruments such as microscopes, centrifuge, agitators, viscosimeter, chemical balance scales, spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph, HPLC, colorimeter, and other equipment.  Performs Titration, gravimetric analysis and solution preparation. Tests materials for presence and content of substances or impurities.
  • Tests samples of manufactured products to verify conformity to specifications.
  • Technician will document results of testing on standard forms; writes test reports describing procedures used, interpretation of findings. Prepares graphs and charts.
  • Prepares test solutions according to standard formulas, glassware and other test equipment to be available.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Technician will maintain laboratory equipment and ensure cleanliness.
  • Calibrates laboratory instruments.
  • Responsible for maintaining procedure manuals, stability study data, material safety data sheets and Quality Control files.
  • Manage hazardous waste in compliance with regulation.
  • This position is nights, working 5 pm to 5 am when scheduled.  Shifts work every other weekend and scheduled holiday. #WRGRACE, #INDEED
  • Must pass drug test including THC.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the sciences or five years in a similar lab environment.
  • One year experience in a chemical plant environment preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines is required.


Link to information on Grace Benefits:


US Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave (salaried only)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program

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.

Nearest Major Market: Kalamazoo