Quality Control Analyst

Roquette - Keokuk, IA3.4

Full-timeEstimated: $29,000 - $38,000 a year
People are at the heart of our strategy

A family-owned Group, Roquette offers a positive and attractive work and career environment, in which everyone can learn, develop , contribute to the overall company performance and be recognized for doing so.

"Roquette is a customer-driven company which means that our customers are our top priorities.

If you strongly believe that Quality is a key differentiation factor for Customer’s satisfaction,
If you are deeply convinced that Quality helps to solve company’s problems,
This opportunity is designed for you ! Join our Quality Function!

Our mission is to promote the Total Quality Culture within Roquette and in line with Customers’ expectation.
With a continuous improvement mindset and a real focus to empower Roquette teams, we support effectively and efficiently the main operational processes: Development and Innovation, Supplier partnership, Manufacturing, Delivery and Customer service.

Let’s be part of the journey from Customer expectation to Customer satisfaction. Drive for Quality & Excellence!

Job Description

Executes quality control testing of manufactured products by following standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the laboratory. Evaluates analytical data to determine the quality and conformance of food and pharmaceutical ingredients. Works closely with production team leaders, engineers and operators to maintain good process control in the manufacturing units. Follows good laboratory and safety practices, reviews analytical procedures and trains new employees on laboratory techniques. The QC Analyst will operate, maintain and calibrate analytical instrumentation such as HPLC and UV spectrophotometers. Other responsibilities include troubleshooting and repair of lab equipment and completion of written laboratory investigation reports.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Read and follow SOPs and perform analytical testing in a Quality Control laboratory
Operate analytical instruments, including calibrations, cleaning and basic maintenance
Collaborate with production managers and engineers on cross-functional teams to meet manufacturing targets and improve production and quality performance
Creates and reviews laboratory documents, including forms, logsheets and SOPs
Provides analytical and technical support to Manufacturing, Quality, and Environmental departments
Responsible for inventory control and ordering of laboratory chemicals and consumables

Required Competencies, Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a Scientific Field or related Discipline
Problem Solving and Troubleshooting Capability
Technical and Analytical Thinking Proficiency
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Self-Directed and Independent

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities

Work Environment

Indoors 95%

Outdoors 5%

Sitting 25%

Standing 50%

Walking 25%

Laboratory, plant and office work environment.

Laboratory and plant environment with seldom possible exposure to:

High places
Heights with safety guards or equipment
Driving automotive equipment

Laboratory and plant environment with occasional possible exposure to:

Extreme heat / cold
Extreme humid / wet
Atmosphere (poor lighting, ventilation)
Being around moving equipment
Exposure to dust, fumes and gasses

Laboratory and plant environment with Frequent possible exposure to:

Chemical, biological and other hazards

Physical Demands

Repetitive use of legs, hands and arms; occasional lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.; frequently pushing and pulling up to 25 lbs.; talking and hearing; near, far and color vision required.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Swing shift rotations includes 12-hour shifts alternating between day and night shifts.


Travel is not required for this position.

Roquette provides numerous career opportunities, thanks to the diversity of its jobs and their international dimension.

Joining Roquette means joining dynamic teams ambitious for success.

Add Your Talent to Ours!