Quality Control Technician

  • 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
  • Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Gw Pharmaceuticals Plc

•Perform analytical testing using GC, HPLC, TLC, FTIR and other required techniques in accordance with written procedures

•Provide clear and accurate records of all work performed

•Record data into appropriate records and notify the Team Leader and/or QC Manager of any out of specification or questionable results

•The job holder is responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job

General Responsibilities:

•Ensures that all results are reported and approved in a timely manner

•Identifies any non-compliances or deviations and notify the QC Manager

•Ensures that all equipment is fully calibrated and serviced prior to testing

•Applies appropriate SOPs and test methods to all testing to ensure compliance and quality of resulting data

•Ensures training records are kept up to date

•Carries out sampling of Raw Material samples as required

•Maintains a clean and tidy work environment, including carrying out housekeeping tasks as assigned

•Carries out any other duties as required by management

•Carries out their work in a way that will not adversely affect their own, or others’, health, safety and security or the environment and reports any shortcomings in GW arrangements

Essential Skills:


•Ideally educated to University Degree level in a Science based subject


•With no relevant qualifications, a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a pharmaceutical or other regulated laboratory is required

•No experience required with relevant qualifications


•Good communication and team working skills

•Competent in the use of computers and general Microsoft Office software packages including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

•High level of numeracy

•Excellent attention to detail and ‘concern for quality’

Attributes and Behaviours:

•Develops and maintains positive working relationships with others

•Shares ideas and information through open and honest communication

•Assists colleagues as and when required

•Demonstrates a ‘can do’ approach

Desirable Skills:

•Knowledge and experience of working to cGMP

•Experience of using routine analytical instruments (HPLC, GC, IR, UV, etc) and of routine analytical techniques (titration, pipetting, etc)

•Experience of Pharmacopoeial testing and/or the use of Pharmacopoeias

•Knowledge and experience of Empower CDS

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: MM / QC