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Kelly Services Quality Lab Associate I in Round Lake, Illinois

Kelly Services is currently seeking a Quality Lab Associate I in Round Lake, IL to work a contract assignment of 12 months for one of our top clients. Kelly is a full service workforce solutions provider to 98% of the Fortune 100™ companies. We provide employment to more than 700,000 people annually and we deal with some of the largest and best companies both nationally and locally.

Primary Responsibilities of the Quality Lab Associate I includes:

  • Conduct biological, chemical and physical analyses on pharmaceutical products (biologics and drugs) and medical devices through all stages of the manufacturing process from incoming raw materials to finished goods, and environmental monitoring programs.


  • Conduct critical biological, physical analyses on raw materials, initial, in-process and final products, and samples collected from environmental monitoring programs at manufacturing facilities.

  • Work under minimum supervision.

  • Conduct environmental monitoring testing of all cleanrooms that will require personnel to be standing for majority of the day.

  • Use sophisticated laboratory instrumentation and computer systems to collect and record data.

  • Perform advanced assays requiring precise analytical skills and understanding of microbiology principles.

  • Complete all testing, including special project / protocol testing in a timely and appropriate manner.

  • Maintain data integrity and ensure compliance with company SOPs and specifications, FDA, GLP, QSR and cGMP regulations.

  • Participate in functions involving teams, which impact production, increase efficiency, solve problems, generate cost savings and improve quality.

  • Perform laboratory and manufacturing audits as required. Audit and update, as required, plant SOPs.

  • Perform sample collection and processing during off-shifts and potentially weekends.


  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently, and in a timely fashion.

  • Computer literate. Must be detail oriented, conscientious and have high reading comprehension skills.

  • Must have basic understanding of laboratory instrumentation.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisors and peers and have a positive attitude.

  • Must have the ability to lift up to 15 pounds and sustain prolonged standing with periodic lifting, walking, standing, bending, stooping and stretching.

Knowledge of any of the following is a plus:

  • Environmental Monitoring of Cleanrooms

  • Membrane filtration

  • QC Microbiology

  • Serial Dilution

  • Gram Staining

  • Sub culturing

  • Bacterial Endotoxin

  • Final Product Sterility Testing

  • Micro assay

Work environment:

  • Worker cannot be allergic to pencillin.

  • ISO Class 7 and 8 (Grade C and D) Cleanrooms, they will be required to fully gown face mask, tyvek suits, hoods, gloves and booties while in them.

  • Worker will be required to shower upon exiting the penicillin building.

  • Limited lifting roughly 5 to 10 lbs.

Education and Experience Requirement of the Quality Lab Associate I includes :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in microbiology or Biological Science with Biology/Microbiology Laboratory setting coursework

  • Recent relevant 0-2 years’ lab experience.

Additional Information:

  • Contract assignment, duration 12 months.

  • Work schedule: full-time, first shift.

Kelly Temporary Employee Perks:

  • Group medical, prescription, vision, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance options that are available for purchase—and the coverage is portable*

  • Service bonus plan and Holiday pay plan, if qualified

  • Weekly electronic pay options

  • Free online training campus available

  • Exclusive online employee community

  • Corporate discounts

Apply Now!

This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. To be considered for this position you must submit your resume to the Scientific Recruiter listed below:

Please email your resume directly to Sandy at: [reference BH Job #3317573]

Thank you for your interest in the assignment.

Why Kelly ® ?

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About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

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