Quality Control Lead

Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2015 the company employed a total workforce of 17 213. In the financial year 2015, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 5.807 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant's corporate strategy is based on five pillars: increase profitability, reposition portfolio, add value with sustainability, foster innovation and R&D, and intensify growth.

Clariant is seeking Quality Control Lead for its Colton, CA location. This position will be responsible for the daily quality control / quality assurance functions of the Quality Department of Cargo Device Protection (CDP) organization. This area currently operates 8 hours, 5 days operations with occasional weekend shift work required.Clariant Cargo & Device Protection, a business group of Clariant Functional Minerals, offers a complete portfolio of desiccant, oxygen absorber, and humidity indicator solutions to help protect goods from moisture and oxygen through the entire supply chain. Worldwide manufacturing sites include: Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey, United States, and China. www.clariant.com/desiccants


Site Quality Control

  • Responsible for all incoming, in process and outgoing quality control, including daily tasking and prioritization of QC Tech
  • Understand and use QC methods and optimize existing methods to ensure accurate analytical results
  • Understand and align product requirements with customer, industry and military drawings/specifications
  • Ensure that a reporting structure for analytical results is maintained and accurate results are recorded
  • Oversee site quality control programs.
  • Participate in the process of continuous improvement of manufacturing processes and product improvements
  • Coordinate required analytical methods from D&A department for new and existing products
  • Measure Product Quality, Process Capability, Yield, etc. utilizing various Statistical Process Control techniques

Laboratory instrumentation

  • Ensure that required maintenance is carried out on laboratory instrumentation
    • Ensure that required calibration of laboratory instrumentation is carried out according to schedules

      Management Systems

    • Maintain COC, test reports and other quality request per customer requirement
    • Maintain compliance to required legal and ISO standards
    • Ensure that environmental monitoring is carried out as required in conjunction with site SEO.
    • Responsible for managing responses/teams to customer complaints in QNS
    • Ensure that corrective/preventative actions are implemented and tracked
    • Responsible for coordinating customer questionnaires/surveys
    • Responsible for data retention process.


  • Ensure appropriate safety, health and environmental factors are considered and adhered to throughout all aspects of the product development to commercialization process
    • Investigate all incidents in the quality department and assist with site incident investigation

  • B.S. from 4-year college or university; equivalent combination of relevant education and experience in a quality environment will also be considered- 5+years' experience
  • Working knowledge of laboratory instrumentation and methods; will be usng Lab equipment periodically- Scales, Calipers, Fluorimeters
  • Proficient in MS Office. SAP experience is a plus
  • Experience of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 and Six Sigma desirable
  • Fluent in English, additional language proficiency a plus

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