Engineer Scientist I / QC

PDS Tech, Inc.
December 31, 2020
Fremont, CA
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PDS Tech is seeking candidates for an Engineer Scientist I/QC position in Fremont, CA

How will you make an impact?

The Engineer/Scientist will use Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to will perform routine testing of raw materials.  Be responsible for multiple aspects of laboratory operations, such as sample receipt, data generation, material testing, data analysis and summarization, out-of-specification investigations, instrument qualifications, and other QC lab supporting activities.

What will you do?              

  • Perform routine testing and analysis of raw materials according to established Quality Control procedures using different instrument platforms.
  • Document test results, complete batch records, document problems and other relevant information under cGMPs.
  • Maintain and analyze lot histories for trends and discrepancies.
  • Perform initial review on departmental paperwork; completed batch records.
  • Perform initial troubleshooting of issues which arise during routine analysis, perform out of specification (OOS investigations) and if needed, initiate non-conformance (NCAR) reports.
  • Initiate OOS, NCARs and Variances, as required.
  • Perform initial troubleshooting of issues which arise during routine analysis under the direction of the Supervisor and Technical Operations.
  • Document test results, problems and other relevant information under cGMPs.
  • Perform simple procedure and worksheet revisions, as necessary.
  • Participate in departmental meetings.
  • Maintain laboratory space and participate in lab clean ups.
  • Perform other responsibilities to support the needs of the department, as assigned by Supervisor.
  • Keep department lead or supervisors updated on all issues.

How will you get here?

  • Minimum BS/BA in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Bioscience with 0-2 yrs Quality Assurance/Quality Control experience, preferably in the medical diagnostics industry.
  • Strong laboratory skills including pipetting, safety, and hazardous chemical handling.  Understanding of cGMP and how it applies to the work environment is preferred.
  • High level of reading comprehension and verbal communication skills.  Ability to follow written and verbal directions with a high level of accuracy.  Must be able to write clear, understandable documentation.
  • Manual dexterity must be able to lift/move up to 20 pounds.
  • Must be detail oriented and perform the work at a consistent level.
  • Intermediate word processing and spreadsheet software skills.
  • Strong organizational skills to be able to manage priorities and multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to perform simple data analysis and to summarize results. Basic math skills including calculation of concentrations and dilutions and a strong grasp of algebraic concepts.
  • Working knowledge of clinical analyzers is a plus.

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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