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Quality Control Lab Associate - 224282

Company: W.L. Gore
Location: Elkton
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

About Us: Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates.

About the Industry: Externally focused, disciplined innovation drives Gore to develop new technology and create new products. Combining our materials science expertise with market insights,we deliver solutions that improve lives - from medical devices that heal patients, to fabrics that protect first responders in the line of duty. Learn more at gore.com/products/industries

About the Role: The Core Tech Quality Control Lab team is looking for an energetic, flexible, organized, and high performing QC Lab Associate. This associate will have primary responsibility of routine testing for product release and process monitoring in a high throughput QC lab as well as supporting projects that partner with new product development and engineering associates to develop and optimize new test methods.

This role will be located at our facility in Elkton, Maryland.


  • Organize and perform routine testing of QC samples and non-production (R&D support) samples using a wide variety of instrumentation such as tensile, thermal analysis, porometry, MVTR, microscopy, spectroscopy, and wet chemistry
  • Follow work instructions, Standard Operating Procedure, and other modules of the quality system
  • Perform data collection and data entry
  • Troubleshoot problems and perform periodic maintenance on QC instrumentation
  • Partner with internal customers on characterization and/or validation projects
  • Be flexible to support testing needs in the regional Core Tech QC Labs, as needed
  • Support validation efforts for new test equipment

    Required Qualifications:
    • Associates degree in science or engineering and a minimum of 2 years experience performing quality control testing
    • Must have effective communications skills, both verbal and written
    • Basic computer skills (MS Office, Outlook, and Teams) with the ability to learn more advanced systems
    • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to make informed decisions when necessary
    • Demonstrated success working autonomously as well as in a team environment
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Demonstrated ability to follow detailed written procedures
    • Demonstrated ability to recommend and implement changes to existing test methods and procedures through a standardized process
    • Ability to learn a variety of new tests and lab instrumentation
    • Ability to multitask and set priorities
      Desired Qualifications:
      • Associates degree in a science or engineering field
      • Hands-on experience working with instrumentation and techniques such as: mechanical testing, thermal analysis (TGA), Porometry, MVTR, microscopy, spectroscopy (FTIR), and wet chemistry
      • Previous experience working with quality system, Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and/or Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
        This position requires access to export-controlled areas and information.Candidates must be "U.S. persons" as that term is defined in 8 USC -1324b(a)(3). The term "U.S. persons" includes resident aliens ("green-card" holders) as well as certain refugees, asylum-holders and residents qualifying for temporary residence under the terms of 8 USC -1255a.

        What We Offer: At Gore, we offer comprehensive, competitive rewards in the form of compensation and benefits. Among these are work-life balance and sports programs, 401(k) Plan with a gift, Associate Stock Ownership Plan, health & well-being program with full health plan, and a flexible working program. Within Gore, you will find a unique culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and opportunities for growth and development. Learn more at gore.com/careers

        We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. In support of our values and continued success we are proud of Associates around the world who support an inclusive work environment, strive to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate, and ensure all Associates and external partners are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

        Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.

        Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

        Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)

        Our Talent Acquisition Team welcomes your questions at gore.com/careers/contact

Keywords: W.L. Gore, Wilmington , Quality Control Lab Associate - 224282, Healthcare , Elkton, Delaware

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