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Avantor, Inc. QA Engineer in Saint Louis, Missouri

Job SummaryThe Quality Assurance Engineer is responsible for quality assurance activities with oversight of investigations, the Quality Management System SOP’s, validations and quality continuous improvements. This position reports into the QA Manager.


  • Use Quality Engineering principles, tools and techniques to develop and optimize systems and processes so that they are aligned with company strategy and regulatory requirements.

  • Provide support for customer, regulatory and internal audits.

  • Use root cause analysis and risk assessment tools and techniques to perform investigations and determine appropriate corrective action.

  • Lead, coordinate and maintain validations for all departments.

  • Lead, coordinate and maintain Calibration Program.

  • Lead, coordinate and maintain Environmental Monitoring Program.

  • Conduct audits (both internal and supplier) and monitor compliance with ISO and FDA Quality System Regulation standards.

  • Collect, review, and interpret data for trend report, metrics, quality system review and complaints.

  • Update approved supplier index as required.

  • Review and approve quality assurance procedures and reports.

  • Maintain SOP?s and Quality Management System as directed by QA Manager.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • Bachelor’s degree in a natural/life science discipline with knowledge and experience in one of the following areas; Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology or cell culture; or an equivalent combination of education, certification and experience

  • CQE/CQA certification preferred

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Minimum 3-5 years relevant experience

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required

  • Able to interface effectively with all levels of employees

  • Must be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access)

  • Experience in deviation and complaint investigations, including root cause analysis tools and technical writing required

  • Must be detailed oriented, with strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, prioritize work load and work independently to meet commitments with minimal supervision

  • Experience conducting and supporting audits is required.


Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.

Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting, or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.

Some travel may be required.

Second Shift Available (2 - 10 pm)

DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at TalentManagement@avantorsciences.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.

EEO is the Law (https://media.vwr.com/emdocs/docs/EEO-is-the-law.pdf)

OFCCP EEO Supplement (https://media.vwr.com/emdocs/docs/OFCCP-EEO-Supplement.pdf)


3rd party non-solicitation policy

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. One of our greatest strengths comes from having a global infrastructure that is strategically located to support the needs of our customers. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 225,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world. For information visit, www.avantorsciences.com and find us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/avantorinc/) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/Avantor_News) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Avantorinc/) .