Thorne - Quality Control Analyst I

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Recruitment #10-285-12






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Trident Technical College


is assisting with the recruitment and training for



Thorne Research 

Thorne Research’s mission is to redefine what it means to be well and to continue to push the limits of human potential. Their belief is that good health can always be made better. Because no one should be limited by a definition of health that is anything less than optimal. Finding out what your body needs is only half the solution. Giving it to you is the other half. They offer personal at-home tests to help understand your health and supplements to unlock your full potential. 

Potential employment opportunities exist for: 

Quality Control Analyst I 

POSITION SUMMARY: Performs specific duties and responsibilities based on standard operating procedures (SOPs), good laboratory practices (GLPs), and current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) to ensure the consistency and quality of Thorne Research products. Follows established department and company procedures to correctly, efficiently, and accurately analyze products in a timely manner.


  • Performs quality control analyses of incoming raw materials, work in progress, finished goods, and other materials as required. 
  • Receives samples into the laboratory and delegates them to the different areas of the lab for analysis as needed. 
  • Follows laboratory procedures; attention to detail is essential. 
  • Works under general supervision using qualitative and quantitative techniques. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to reproduce results accurately and consistently. 
  • Maintains knowledge of relevant laboratory techniques and instrumentation as well as associated software. 
  • Relies on instruction and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of assigned tasks. 
  • Completes and maintains all required documentation for procedures, recording work, and results. 
  • Compiles and reviews analytical data for accuracy. 
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable regulations of oversight agencies such as FDA, TGA, and NSF, as well as all company policies and procedures. 
  • Prepares solutions, samples, and reagents. 
  • Procures supplies needed to perform required duties as needed. Maintains a proper inventory of supplies. 
  • Keeps other laboratory personnel informed as to the status of analyses lab supplies and instrumentation usage. 
  • Performs laboratory housekeeping and cleaning duties.
  • Assist with departmental needs and vacancies. 
  • Is required to be at work as scheduled; starts work at the beginning of a shift, is on time to meetings, and completes assigned tasks in a timely manner. Works overtime as required. 
  • Interacts with coworkers and supervisors in a professional manner. Responds appropriately to instruction and criticism from supervisor. Follows the Standards of Conduct as outlined in the latest version of the Thorne Research Employee Handbook. 
  • Promotes the Company’s Mission and Values, including an accountable, innovative, and results-oriented culture that promotes customer service, openness, teamwork, mutual trust, and respect. 
  • Seeks formal and informal performance assessments of self, including performance versus expectations and goals, behaviors, and leadership potential. 
  • Actively participates in required training, development programs, and electives as suits one’s needs, and support colleagues, trainers, and management as appropriate with these efforts. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Experience and/or Education: By training, education and/or experience, employee must be able to perform the essential duties of the job. 

  • B.S. degree in chemistry or science-related field with a minimum of 12 hours credit in college chemistry is required. A minimum of 5 years of analytical laboratory experience may be substituted for the B.S. degree requirement. 
  • Relevant analytical laboratory experience along with demonstrated aptitude for carrying out responsible technical assignments is desirable. Helpful experience includes high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography (GC), inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectroscopy, and/or near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products also desirable. Language Ability: Employee is able to read and understand the QC Laboratory’s procedures and the Thorne Research Employee Handbook. The employee follows instructions, both verbal and written, and communicates effectively with supervisors and fellow employees. 

Math Ability: Employee has the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers and decimals. 

Reasoning Ability: Employee has the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists and can interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 

Computer and Technical Skills: Proficiency in learning Microsoft Office systems is required, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Employee has the ability to learn to use company’s computer to perform lab programs. Must demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency.

  • Possess the ability to provide technical support to coworkers and/or supervisors. 
  • Develop and deliver on assigned objectives within requested timeframes. 
  • Possess good interpersonal skills.
  • Engage others in a positive manner. 
  • Possess strong attention to detail. 
  • Possess strong verbal and communication skills. 
  • Raise issues and concerns promptly. 
  • Document and present work in a clear and concise manner. 
  • Possess knowledge of the computers and software required to accomplish the Responsibilities of the job. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position is periodically exposed to dangerous acids, solvents, fumes, or airborne particles where personal protective equipment (PPE) is required. 
  • Must be able to work while wearing laboratory PPE (lab coat, safety glasses, and nitrile gloves). 
  • Must be able to work in a stationary position as well as move about unassisted. 
  • Must be able to safely and carefully operate laboratory equipment and instrumentation. 
  • Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, or use a stepladder as circumstances arise during a shift. 
  • Must be able to hear and converse with supervisors and other employees. 
  • Must be able to see and read small print. 
  • Must be able to work in a low-to-moderate noise level environment. 
  • Must be able to work an 8, 10, or 12-hour shift and overtime as assigned. 
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move items weighing up to 30 pounds, e.g. from the floor to a 
  • Must have sufficient range of motion with arms and hands to periodically reach overhead and to the side during an 8, 10, or 12-hour shift. 
  • Employees are expected to meet the Physical Demands of the job, which is an essential duty of this job. If requested and deemed appropriate, Thorne Research will provide reasonable accommodation to a disabled employee to meet the Physical Demands of the job. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer