Quality Assurance Technician I

Based in Howell, MI

Koppert Biological Solutions is devoted to the health and safety of all our employees and customers.  During this time of uncertainty with Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are taking extra precautions in facilities and offices to ensure safety and limit exposure for all.  We are still hiring, and we continue to drive towards our mission to make agriculture healthier, safer and more productive to better the health of people and the planet.

Are you an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who is thoughtful and goal-oriented?  Do you enjoy a diverse and dynamic environment, love new challenges and thrive in an environment where you are judged on results? Join us and Partner with Nature!

As a Quality Assurance Technician I,  you will be expected to perform various assignments including, but not limited to quality audits, running scientific trials, developing and maintaining databases, collecting, analyzing and communicating data of varying complexity to key stakeholders across the company, under the supervision of senior quality staff and the Head of Quality Assurance.

By leveraging analytical tools and knowledge, you can help maintain the high-quality standards Koppert’s customers have come to rely on in our products. In addition, the technician will be expected to support the development of methods for improving current manufacturing processes.

Quality Assurance Technologist Skills & Responsibilities

  • Complete laboratory experiments to test scientific hypotheses relating to improving quality in manufacturing processes and biological control products.
  • Perform routine sampling of biological control products to monitor the adherence to quality specifications and/or environmental, microbiological, or health guidelines.
  • Configure and operate laboratory instruments such as stereo microscopes, compound microscopes, moisture analyzer, pipettes, balance, and other equipment and be able to troubleshoot breakdowns and perform preventative maintenance, calibrating, etc.
  • Develop standard operating protocols, modify techniques, maintain and update the written form of this material.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems and provide technical support to production staff regarding quality issues with biological products.

Your Knowledge and Experience

  • BA/BS Degree in biological science from an accredited 4-year college or university; or 1-2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and similar experience
  • At least 1-year experience working in a life science/biomedical lab environment using standard equipment.   
  • Experience using statistical software packages (i.e. Minitab, SPlus, R, etc.) to analyze data sets of varying complexity.
  • Experience conducting husbandry of live animals and/or rearing of insects in a lab setting.
  • Communicate effectively; both verbally and written in English
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general scientific research and technical procedures.  Ability to compose scientific reports, business correspondence, and SOPs/ protocols.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables; statistical analysis skills are necessary.
  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs
  • Will be working in cold conditions regularly and around mechanical parts.

What We Offer

Koppert Biological Systems contributes to better health of people and the planet through our products, our people to support Global Sustainability.  The working atmosphere is informal. We are a family company and closely involved with everything that happens within and outside our company. We are consistently looking at ways of improvement and continuing to invest in our employees. This has made us pioneers in the international market when it comes to biological crop protection and sustainable cultivation systems.

  • Comprehensive Benefits Package to include employer paid medical and dental insurance for our employees
  • Health Savings Account
  • Generous PTO Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401K Match
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program

Will you be our next Quality Technician I? Click Here to apply!

Koppert Biological Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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