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Quality Control Inspector

Company: Asahi Kasei America
Location: Glenview
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

At Asahi Kasei we believe anyone can buy equipment or build a facility. It is our diverse team members around the globe who will enable us to develop ideas and technologies and capture the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. We look for candidates with a fresh perspective, people with a wide variety of skills who are creative thinkers, enjoy challenges and are driven to excel.

We are currently seeking applications to fill the following job opening at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess where we sell Planova virus removal filters and develops and manufactures related bioprocess equipment.


Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc.

Job Description:

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess (AKB) provides pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers with a comprehensive suite of tools to maximize safety and improve yields of biotherapeutics during research, clinical and commercial-scale production. PlanovaTM virus-removal filters anchor a diverse product portfolio defined by quality, consistency, and scalability. Additional areas of expertise include liquid chromatography, inline buffer dilution and oligonucleotide synthesis.

We are a growing team (100+) of professionals excited about what we do and our ability to impact healthcare delivery systems worldwide. We offer a "big company" benefits package and a "small company" culture and work

environment. Every employee at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America can impact our future.

As an Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America employee, you will enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation with bonuses

  • Great health and wellness benefits

  • Paid time-off

  • Strong company match to 401(k) contributions

  • Tuition reimbursement program

  • Company Giving and Volunteering Program

We are currently looking for a Quality Control Inspector to join our team! The qualified individual will be responsible for all activities required for receiving and inspecting incoming shipments according to AKB requirements and standard operating procedures. This position is also responsible for documenting and investigating nonconformances and interfacing with suppliers as necessary to coordinate disposition of product. We are looking for someone excited to join an incredible team and a fast-growing company!

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform inspections and document results using Good Documentation Practices. Ensure expected documentation is received, accurate and meets specification. Conduct inspections and measurements in accordance with drawings, datasheets and AKB requirements. Ensure all incoming material is appropriately documented and received in the company system and transferred to its appropriate storage location per AKB procedures. Perform pre-shipment checks at the vendor site if necessary. Support system side receiving as needed.

  • Control nonconforming product, ensuring it is properly identified and quarantined until final disposition is determined. Prepare and submit nonconforming material reports in the company reporting system and investigate and follow up with appropriate departments to ensure closure.

  • Manage received components for re-shipment to outside processing vendors.

  • Maintain a clean and well-organized area using 5-S principles, monitor and reorder shipping supplies and monitor space for project parts in WIP area.


  • Working knowledge of receiving, quality control and shipping practices

  • Documentation and organization skills

  • Familiarity with basic inspection tools & gauges

  • An applied understanding of ISO 9001 requirements

  • Knowledge of calibration principles

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Computer literate

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Effective communication skills and able to work with multiple departments

Physical Demands:

  • The position requires physical mobility and must lift, carry and/or move up to 50lbs multiple times daily.

  • The position requires standing for longer periods of time, and a working knowledge in use of sensitive instruments and equipment.

  • The work environment is a warehouse within a manufacturing/mechanical shop facility.

  • Safe operation of all equipment including pallet jacks and fork trucks.

We believe a diverse workforce is crucial to our growth as a global supplier of advanced materials. Asahi Kasei is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Asahi Kasei America, Glenview , Quality Control Inspector, Other , Glenview, Illinois

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