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QC Planner-Quality Laboratory Planner

Date: May 3, 2019

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, US, 84108

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world’s largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide.  Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world’s largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we’ve built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation.  This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives.  Join us on our journey of growth!


We offer a competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage starting on the first day. We also offer Disability and Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, 6% match on the 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plan and Tuition Assistance.


This position is located near the University of Utah in Research Park at 577 Chipeta Way, 84108.


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Job Description



The position coordinates all work associated with the various phases of the commercial production schedule, and is responsible for planning and scheduling of raw materials, finished products, method transfer and special projects into the Quality Control (QC) testing sections in the most efficient manner in accordance with Supply Chain Management requests as well as being a liaison with Operations.  This work may include, but is not limited to,  raw material and packaging sampling and testing, in-process, bulk units, and finished goods testing, stability testing, microbiological testing, and environmental sampling and testing.




All areas of responsibility listed below are essential to the satisfactory performance of this position by any incumbents with reasonable accommodation if necessary. Any non-essential functions are assumed to be included in other related duties or assignments.


  • Responsible for prioritizing and coordinating testing of raw material, in-process, bulk product, packaged finished product, stability samples, micro samples, and/or water samples for analysts, as needed to support manufacturing.
  • Assist in the checking/auditing of raw data and various logs generated by analysts. 
  • Responsible for liaising between QC functional groups (Finished Product, Raw Materials, Sampling, etc) and internal and external partners.
  • Responsible for setting priorities and scheduling for QC functional groups and work with supervisors to meet timelines. 
  • Responsible for generating a rolling daily/weekly Master Planning Schedule for Quality Control Lab based off the priority of Operations.
  • Responsible for project management activities for certain projects related to capacity, efficiency, and utilization.
  • Responsible for assessing cycle times, identifying constraints within the system and providing resources and sample reallocation recommendations that will aid in determining accurate target dates in accordance with Material Management requirements.
  • Responsible for coordinating QC timeline execution related to product launches and site transfers.
  • Responsible for completing all training requirements and maintaining 100% compliance with all assignments.  
  • Responsible for maintaining work areas and performing job functions in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with company policies and procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and Batch Record instructions.
  • Responsible for performing additional related duties as assigned.




Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience that fulfills the requirements of the position will be considered.



  • Requires bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related scientific discipline or equivalent with a minimum of 1 year relevant experience in a quality control laboratory environment.



  • Understanding of the principles of analytical chemistry and/or microbiology as it applies to a planning role.
  • Understanding of the fundamental principles and theory behind a variety of analytical techniques, including, but not limited to, HPLC, GC, IR, UV Spectroscopy and GCMS.
  • Ability to manage complex scheduling activity and work to keep group on track for success.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to collaborate with co-workers, management and external partners.
  • Ability to adjust to frequent and urgent changes in priorities when analyzing laboratory samples.
  • Knowledge of applying simple quantitative data to create graphs/charts/diagrams/tables.
  • Self-directed with ability to organize and prioritize work.


Problem Solving:

  • Works on problems of moderate scope where evaluation of contributing factors requires analysis of situation or data.
  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies and selects methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Selects methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Acts independently and proactively to recommend methods and procedures for problem resolution.







  • Sitting for extended periods of time at work station or mobile equipment.
  • Standing for extended periods of time at work station or equipment.
  • Using fingers to perform activities such as picking, pinching or typing.



  • Walking to move short distances quickly and frequently
  • Climbing – use of feet, legs, hands and/or arms to ascend or descend (for non-office)
  • Stooping, Kneeling and/or Crouching – bending body, spine and/or legs (for non-office)
  • Twisting/Reaching – turning at waist and extending hands and/or arms in any direction
  • Grasping – applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm
  • Repetitive Motions (frequent motions of the wrists, hands and/or fingers)
  • Lifting – raising from lower to upper and/or moving objects horizontally up to 50 lbs.


Visual Acuity:



  • Close visual acuity to perform activities such as computer work, preparing and analyzing data, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection), using measurement devices and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at a distance close to the eyes.



  • Exposure to moving mechanical parts or moving equipment
  • Exposure to low to moderate to loud noise levels
  • Exposure to fumes, odors, dusts, mists or gasses (for non-office)
  • Exposure to heat or cold, environmental and non-environmental ( for non-office)
  • Exposure to vibrations



Sub Function

Manufacturing Quality Control

Reports To

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Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City