Senior Quality Control Analyst (Swing)

California, United States of America

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The Position

Please note that is is a swing shift position. Wednesday - Saturday 13:30 - 00:00


QC analyst in QC Microbiology.  Responsible for sampling, testing and release of Utilities systems and process spaces in Vacaville.


  • Participate in sample collection
  • Perform assays/laboratory maintenance functions
  • Order and maintain lab supply inventory
  • Perform data verification and review
  • Identify assay anomalies
  • Initiate/assess discrepancies
  • Anticipate problems and notify supervisor
  • Understand theory of assays; use SOPs, validation protocols, specifications, trends, and expertise to propose solutions to assay issues
  • Identify problems and propose solutions to systems, procedures, and training materials
  • Understanding/knowledge of QCM systems
  • Coaching of others in assay/laboratory functioning using higher level of technical expertise.
  • Assume responsibility for training and communication of issues
  • Good understanding of global systems and GMP Compliance requirements/regulations
  • Assist in preparing for internal and external inspections by ensuring Laboratory is inspection ready at all times

·        Any other duties as assigned by management

Job Requirements

Education:  B.S./B.A degree

Experience (may vary depending on site size/scope)

  • 0-3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Degrees are preferably in relevant scientific discipline and experience is in pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industry.


  • Environmental Monitoring, Water collection, Compressed Gas testing for viable, non-viable, moisture and oil attributes, Bioburden Testing, Endotoxin Testing, Conductivity testing, TOC testing, Color Odor and Appearance testing, Non Condensable gas testing of pure steam systems. 
  • Experience with facilities and utilities systems.
  • Experience with classified clean room gowning
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to organize and present information both formally and informally.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of scientific theories, principles, and techniques used in analytical or biological test procedures.
  • Routinely exercises sound judgment, reasoning, and problem solving.
  • Capable of working under moderate supervision, independently and as a team, and determining own short term priorities.
  • Capable of completing assigned responsibilities and keeping supervisor informed.

Work Environment/Physical Demands/Safety Considerations

  • Capable of lifting up to 30lbs.
  • Able to work in process space areas requiring gowning. 
  • Able to work in a laboratory environment in the presence of hazardous materials.
  • Able to use stairs.
  • Must pass required vision screening (Color Discrimination and Visual Acuity)

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

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