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Quality Control Analysts - 19-4099.01

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Analyst Microbiology Lab
  • Analytical Lab Analyst
  • Ethanol Quality Leader
  • Lab Tech
  • Lab Technician
  • Laboratory Analyst
  • Micro Lab Analyst
  • Quality Assurance Technician
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Quality Control Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

No information available.

Tasks

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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Advise others on the development or use of new technologies.
  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Develop collaborative relationships between departments or with external organizations.
  • Establish standards for products, processes, or procedures.
  • Evaluate new technologies or methods.
  • Evaluate quality of materials or products.
  • Inspect areas for compliance with sanitation standards.
  • Interpret research or operational data.
  • Maintain laboratory or technical equipment.
  • Monitor operational procedures in technical environments to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Prepare information or documentation related to legal or regulatory matters.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Record research or operational data.
  • Test quality of materials or finished products.
  • Train personnel in technical or scientific procedures.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Petroleum Laboratory Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Quality Control Technician