Laboratory Tech (I) in Bohemia, NY at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 2/17/2020

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    Bohemia, NY
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Job Description

Company Description

Since time began, the earth’s been a generous contributor to people’s well-being. We haven’t been around quite that long, but The Nature’s Bounty Co. has been enriching lives of consumers around the world for more than 70 years. And before we even got started, the world was developing our motivation: Nature’s bountiful effects on people’s health.

Through our years, we’ve been a leader in health and wellness with our innovative products and solutions. We put science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business—that’s why The Nature’s Bounty Co. brands are some of the most trusted in the world. We’re a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition, and ethical beauty products.

We’re also a great place to work, with excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture. If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.

Job Description

Under the direction of the QC Laboratory Supervisor, the Lab Technician is responsible for performing routine laboratory support functions, cleaning of glassware and general housekeeping.  Non-routine duties are performed in a learning capacity under direct supervision.  Responsibilities are focused on less complex testing and support functions.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Processes samples for chemical and/or biological analysis.  This may involve collecting specialized samples in various production areas.  This may also involve sample preparations for further analysis by other laboratory personnel. 
  • Conduct routine and laboratory support functions, such as preparation of media, reagents and standard solutions, stocking and distributing supplies and equipment and collecting, washing and storing glassware.  As required, maintains related notes and records.
  • Makes and records observations, performs calculations, collects and may assist in preparing data for evaluation.  As required, operates personal computer and applies various software packages to input or retrieve data and information.  Keeps Supervisor informed of work status. 
  • Prioritizes workload and meets scheduled timelines.
  • Informs Supervisor of equipment and supply needs required to avoid delays in testing.
  • Reports results of assignments and maintains and performs related record keeping in compliance with approved regulatory polocies and standards to meet quality and accuracy requirements.  Follows and complies with all appropriate SOP’s, QP’s, GMP’s and safety and health requirements as applicable.
  • Demonstrate good housekeeping practices to minimize analytical mix-ups, potential laboratory contamination and safety hazards.  Understanding and handling of hazardous materials and waste using proper and safe techniques.  Selected qualified associates at the discretion of the Quality Control Management will be responsible for handling hazardous waste management. 
  • Assists higher level technical and scientific personnel as needed to learn more advanced techniques, equipment, instrumentation and procedures specific to the Quality Control Department.
  • Display ability in interpreting and evaluating atypical/OOS results and immediately report them to Supervisor.
  • Show versatility and be able to work as a part of a team when required. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • Ability to learn analytical skills.
  • Good time management skills and have the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Must be willing to work under extreme pressures and work Overtime if required.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence and have good verbal communication skills.
  • Basic mathematical skills.
  • Good computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel).
  • Exhibit positive attitude towards work and responsibilities.
  • Must be able to organize generated data, evaluate and interpret the results when compared to specifications.
  • Physical demands: standing, lifting.

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more! 

Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our online job postings.

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