QA/QC Laboratory Technician 1 (3770)

US-Leland, NC /
Manufacturing and Operations – US Manufacturing /
Regular: Full-Time
/ On-site
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Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist lab staff and the Quality Control Manager in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solid and liquid products. The Technician will perform in-process and final product testing. The Technician must have the ability to work unsupervised, use good laboratory etiquette, have the ability to trouble shoot problems and have good communication skills.


    • Provide and maintain a safe work environment by proper use of PPE and maintaining a clean and safe work space. Participate in safety programs, committees, or teams, and by conducting safety audits.
    • Follow all company policies and procedures pertaining to ISO 22716—Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) guidelines for cosmetics.
    • Maintain clean instruments and equipment.
    • Carefully record, report, and interpret all data; in process, final and instrument data.
    • Check documents, methods and procedures.
    • Monitor product quality to ensure compliance to standards and specifications such as Bromine Index and GC.
    • Set up and conduct chemical and physical tests and analyses using techniques and instruments such as gas chromatography, auto titrators, KF titrators, tintometer, refractometer, viscometer, and others.
    • Provide technical support and assistance to chemists, the production and engineering team, analytical staff and the Management Team as necessary.
    • Process sample request shipments.
    • Perform weigh outs of Raw Materials.
    • Perform inspections on jerricans, drums and totes.
    • Torque lids on jerricans, drums and totes to 75ft/pounds using a manual torque wrench. 
    • Must be able to work eight (8) to twelve (12) hour shifts on a rotating schedule which includes days and nights. 

Basic Qualifications:

    • Qualifications include a minimum of 1+  years of chemical technician experience or an Associate’s degree in Chemistry (or related field.) 

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Hands-on experience in a manufacturing/chemical plant environment is preferred, but not required.
Amyris is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.   
The hourly pay range for this non-exempt role is $19.23 to $29.33. Salary offers are made based on internal equity and market analysis, and will vary based on the candidate’s skills, depth of experience and specific work location. 
Amyris is committed to providing a diverse array of inclusive benefits and perks to support employees and their families’ wellbeing including access to robust healthcare, mental wellness benefits, family leave, discounted fitness memberships, education reimbursement, generous product discounts, 20 paid vacation days, 17 paid holidays, 10 paid sick days, and additional paid time off including 3 volunteer days, and bereavement. Sabbaticals are available after 5 years of continuous employment with Amyris. 


We hold deep regard in the power of representation and cultivation of a diverse work environment. Join us at Amyris, where you can find a sense of belonging and know that your voice is centered.

At Amyris, we believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) is essential to our core values. We embrace and encourage an equity-minded work culture, knowing that it is the driving force of innovation that positively impacts our employees, consumers, and communities. And for Amyris, a sense of belonging is what drives our mission forward and is the foundation of everything we do, ensuring a healthier, more sustainable future for us all. Make Good, No Compromise.
Amyris (Nasdaq: AMRS) is a leading synthetic biotechnology company, transitioning the Clean Health & Beauty and Flavors & Fragrances markets to sustainable ingredients through fermentation and the company's proprietary Lab-to-Market™ technology platform. This Amyris platform leverages state-of-the-art machine learning, robotics and artificial intelligence, enabling the company to rapidly bring new innovation to market at commercial scale. Amyris ingredients are included in over 20,000 products from the world's top brands, reaching more than 300 million consumers. Amyris also owns and operates a family of consumer brands that is constantly evolving to meet the growing demand for sustainable, effective and accessible products. For more information, please visit
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