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Actalent Lab Technician in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Operate and maintain a safe, clean and accident-free laboratory environment.

Responsible for independent operation of the formulation quality laboratory including maintenance of records, ordering supplies, equipment calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting.

Reviews and approves work orders by analyzing trends in product history and reviewing raw material allocation against bill of materials. Performs material adjustments to work orders in ERP system prior to approval.

Produce, analyze and approve laboratory scale product blends to the assigned formula in order to ensure conformance to specification prior to manufacturing. Is responsible for the performance of formulation adjustments based on analytical review and product knowledge.

Liaison with planning group to ensure optimization of manufacturing schedule to fulfill customer orders.

Consults on raw material issues that affect finished product pass rate or function by providing data based on historical formulation reviews. Liaison with R&D to recommend bill of material changes.

Works directly with R&D in the development of methods and the implementation of new instrumentation in the Quality laboratory. Makes recommendations on testing methods and assists in resolving test method discrepancies.

Maintain a working knowledge of products and customer requirements.

Participates in facility GMP audits

Participate in Improvement of Quality Assurance and Food Safety systems through continuous improvement activities.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree within the Life Sciences

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.