Quality Control Associate

Corporate Overview

Argonaut Manufacturing Services Inc. is a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. The company is dedicated to serving highly innovative companies in the biopharmaceutical and molecular diagnostics industries. Argonaut is a full service, cost-effective partner, providing complete solutions in the areas of formulation, filling and final kitting of reagents and consumables. In July of 2018, Argonaut acquired LyoGen, a leader in dose specific lyophilization capabilities for the diagnostics markets. Argonaut provides quality and regulatory expertise to assure the highest in quality manufacturing and supply chain excellence.

Position and Scope

The purpose of this position is to provide support services by means of executing the analysis of in-process, finished product, and stability test samples. Further support services include Environmental Monitoring and Raw Material receipt activities. QC personnel are responsible for compliance with QC policies and procedures within the QC laboratory, company policies, and cGMP guidelines. This position will report to the Director, Quality Control.

General Responsibilities

  • Directly contributes to daily laboratory operations for QC Chemistry and Microbiology, in full compliance with applicable SOPs and safety guidelines
  • Analyzes on a routine basis in-process, release, and stability test samples in accordance with established QC test methods and specifications
  • Assumes the role of safety liaison with EHS and Safety Officer
  • Assists QA in calibration/preventive maintenance activities associated with lab instrumentation

Specific Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Execute incoming inspection of raw materials in accordance with company policy and procedures
  • Conduct environmental monitoring for the facility on a routine basis per applicable SOPs including sampling of the USP Purified Water system and associated plant utilities
  • Assist in the expedition of test sample shipment to sponsors and 3rd party laboratories
  • Execute deviation/OOS investigations and implement CAPAs and change controls per GMP requirements, as needed
  • Assist in the execution of analytical method transfer activities, including product-specific test methods

Position Requirements and Experience

The desired candidate will have:

  • 3-4 years’ GMP experience in a Quality Control function within the medical device and/or biopharmaceutical fields
  • Direct experience with EM sampling and aseptic technique
  • The ability to perform daily tasks with a keen attention to detail
  • An affinity for precise and detailed documentation skills
  • The ability to work effectively and contribute to a dynamic and fast-paced work environment
  • Well-developed oral communication and listening skills


  • Undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) in a Life Science discipline
  • Applicable academic or industrial laboratory experience
  • High-level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness with strong work ethic and the ability to work independently with minimal direction

Argonaut Manufacturing Services, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability, or any other class protected by Federal, State or local laws. Argonaut complies with all employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and all must have the authorization to work in the US.

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