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Quality Control Analysts
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 380

Projected Annual Job Openings: 20

Typical Hourly Wage: $23.92 - $42.45

Typical Annual Salary: $49,800 - $88,300

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Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Conduct routine and non-routine analyses of in-process materials, raw materials, environmental samples, finished goods, or stability samples.
  • Interpret test results, compare them to established specifications and control limits, and make recommendations on appropriateness of data for release.
  • Perform visual inspections of finished products.
  • Compile laboratory test data and perform appropriate analyses.
  • Complete documentation needed to support testing procedures including data capture forms, equipment logbooks, or inventory forms.
  • Calibrate, validate, or maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Participate in out-of-specification and failure investigations and recommend corrective actions.
  • Supply quality control data necessary for regulatory submissions.
  • Receive and inspect raw materials.
  • Investigate or report questionable test results.

tools & technology

  • Force or torque sensors
  • Spectrophotometers
  • Tension testers
  • Thickness measuring devices
  • Ultrasonic examination equipment

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Program testing software
  • Web platform development software
  • Word processing software

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