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Quality Control Technician

Vertellus Specialties
Berkeley Heights, NJ
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Company Overview:

Vertellus is a dynamic global organization with more than a century of leadership in manufacturing health, agriculture, and performance chemicals. Our company is also a leading provider in the world of specialty chemicals for agriculture, nutrition, pharmaceutical, fine chemicals, medical, personal care, plastics, coatings, and many other industrial markets. Our products are in the things you use every day – toothpaste, deodorants, vitamins, pharmaceuticals, detergents, plastics, adhesives, inks, tires, and more. Our culture is built on mutual trust and respect for all employees to focus on providing the best products and solutions to our customers.

At Vertellus, we hold ourselves and each other Accountable for Delivering Results with a Bias for Action while always acting with the utmost integrity, this is truly what it means to be a Vertellus employee. We take great pride in displaying our Core Values through our work and our teams.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible to operate many kinds of equipment and instrumentation, set up apparatus for chemical reactions, prepare compounds, monitor commercial production, test for raw material and product quality, and collect and analyze samples. They conduct a variety of laboratory procedures, from routine process control to complex research projects.


Role Specific Responsibilities:

  • Conducts analytical testing of chemical products, intermediates and raw materials according to specifications and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Performs routine/non-routine testing, both wet chemistry and instrumental analysis, according to SOPs, testing methods, protocols, and compendia (USP/EP/JP) with minimum supervision
  • Maintains good relations with all Production personnel and other departments to solicit information and assistance when necessary
  • Conducts testing on finished product to support customer technical issues and/or to support the investigation of product complaints
  • Collects data from carious tools and systems to analyze data collected by applying quantitative methods and techniques
  • Maintains and cleans laboratory instruments and equipment
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Quality Manager or Quality Control Supervisor

Problem Solving and Innovation:

  • Active participation within continuous improvement activities
  • Participates in problem solving
  • Takes responsibility and ownership for own learning and development in the spirit of continuous improvement of both self and the business
  • Assists in the training, mentoring and assessment of other team members
  • Exercises autonomy and judgement subject to overall direction or guidance


  • Complies with company Health, Safety and Environmental policies, procedures and arrangements
  • Reports all Health, Safety and Environmental accidents, incidents and near misses promptly
  • Acts in a safe and responsible manner at all times

Qualifications/Desired Skills:

Education Desired:

  • Bachelors in Chemistry or Biology

Experience Desired:

  • 3+ years of related industrial or related laboratory experience
  • Experience in validation and development of analytical methods
  • Experience in an aseptic manufacturing environment is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge in wet chemistry techniques, titrations, UV, ICP
  • Ability to work in a team environment within a multi-functional, organizational structure and exhibit robust interpersonal skills
  • Ability to sit, stand and move around the facility
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to adapt quickly to changing business needs and priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to flex own style as needed to influence and drive results
  • Ability to follow written instructions and possess basic math skills
  • Critical thinking skills and analytical abilities which allow assessments of situations and opportunities
  • Embodies the Vertellus Core Values:
  1. Accountability: Takes ownership and holds him/herself and other accountable
  2. Deliver Results: Takes personal responsibility for performance and business results
  3. Bias for Action: Plays to win and gets the job done
  4. Integrity: Acts ethically, with integrity to act and do in the right way

If you have the energy, drive, and passion for joining the Vertellus team, we would love to hear from you. Apply today!

Vertellus offers competitive total compensation packages, including benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k), disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, paid time off, and paid holidays.

Vertellus is a global Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of and will not be discriminated against based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability status, genetic information, or any other protected category.

Vertellus Specialties


Berkeley Heights, NJ
07922 USA



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