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Quality Control Analysts

Conduct tests to determine quality of raw materials, bulk intermediate and finished products. May conduct stability sample tests.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Conduct routine and non-routine analyses of in-process materials, raw materials, environmental samples, finished goods, or stability samples.
    • Interpret test results, compare them to established specifications and control limits, and make recommendations on appropriateness of data for release.
    • Calibrate, validate, or maintain laboratory equipment.
    • Ensure that lab cleanliness and safety standards are maintained.
    • Perform visual inspections of finished products.
    • Complete documentation needed to support testing procedures, including data capture forms, equipment logbooks, or inventory forms.
    • Compile laboratory test data and perform appropriate analyses.
    • Identify and troubleshoot equipment problems.
    • Write technical reports or documentation, such as deviation reports, testing protocols, and trend analyses.
    • Investigate or report questionable test results.
    • Monitor testing procedures to ensure that all tests are performed according to established item specifications, standard test methods, or protocols.
    • Identify quality problems and recommend solutions.
    • Participate in out-of-specification and failure investigations and recommend corrective actions.
    • Receive and inspect raw materials.
    • Train other analysts to perform laboratory procedures and assays.
    • Serve as a technical liaison between quality control and other departments, vendors, or contractors.
    • Supply quality control data necessary for regulatory submissions.
    • Write or revise standard quality control operating procedures.
    • Participate in internal assessments and audits as required.
    • Perform validations or transfers of analytical methods in accordance with applicable policies or guidelines.
    • Prepare or review required method transfer documentation including technical transfer protocols or reports.
    • Review data from contract laboratories to ensure accuracy and regulatory compliance.
    • Develop and qualify new testing methods.
    • Evaluate analytical methods and procedures to determine how they might be improved.
    • Coordinate testing with contract laboratories and vendors.
    • Evaluate new technologies and methods to make recommendations regarding their use.


    • Quality Control Analysis

      Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.


    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy


    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.


    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • Chemistry

      Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary 54830/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 26.36/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 1,800
    • Yearly Projected Openings 220

    Typical Education


    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Dependability
    • Cooperation


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