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Quality Control Supervisor


San Fernando, California 91340
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2nd Shift
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Job Details

We currently are seeking a dynamic, strategic, and innovative Quality Control Supervisor. This key position will be based in our manufacturing facility located in San Fernando, CA (So. CA). 

For more than 45 years, Pharmavite has been a trusted leader in the wellness industry, recognized for providing quality vitamins, minerals and supplements under our Nature Made® brand name. 

Who We Are: Our mission is People creating new products for better health worldwide.

What We Do: Our vision is inspiring the healthiest you through more complete nutrition... Wherever you are in life. 

As a member of the Pharmavite team, employees enjoy competitive salaries and an exceptional benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, and long term disability coverage. In addition, all employees enjoy our bonus program, educational assistance, credit union membership, substantial discounts on our products, 11 paid holidays per year, and an opportunity to be part of a health/wellness organization.

Position Summary:

Supervises QC chemists and technicians, trains in methodology and laboratory techniques. Approves the release of raw material, bulk products and other materials tested in the QC or third party laboratory. Ensures the consistent highest quality of Pharmavite products and assists with the flow of production. Manages relationships with cross functional departments and outside vendors.


  • Supervises, trains, and develops staff to enhance quality of employee work, verifies and audits accuracy of test results of the analytical laboratory, ensures uniform methodology and laboratory techniques, and maintains a safe and clean working environment.
  • Interfaces with Material Control, Manufacturing and Production Planning in order to assign chemists raw materials, in-process blends, startup materials or finished products and establish timely testing and release for production use.
  • Interfaces with Technical Operations to investigate product and material failure.
  • Generates, approves, and updates Standard Operating Procedures and Pharmavite Standard Methods to ensure accuracy and precision of test results and compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Maintains proper record keeping, calibration, and repair of analytical instruments and laboratory supplies to ensure compliance with Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Investigates Out of Specification (OOS) test results and product quality according to QCGN-0111Conducts GMP and safety audits to ensure compliance with Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Maintain employee training records and documentations.
  • Assign and schedule work assignment for timely material release.
  • Monitor and review all test results for raw material and bulk material to ensure accuracy and data integrity.
  • Conduct quarterly and yearly reviews for direct reports.
  • Compiles daily reports on test performed in Quality Control lab on bulk, raw materials, WIP and special samples.
  • Researches and recommends equipment necessary to perform required testing.
  • Review, approve and release/reject raw materials, finished products and special samples limits.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:


Requires a four year college or university degree in Chemistry, or a related science. Master's degree preferred.




Requires four to eight years' experience in a nutraceutical, pharmaceutical or related industrial Quality Control laboratory, including a minimum of three years direct supervisor experience



  • Competent knowledge and skills in chromatography particularly HPLC, UPLC and GC. Ability to troubleshoot.
  • Understand fundamental principles of ICP, ICPMS, NIR, NMR, and FTIR,
  • Understands USP compedial methods for dissolution and other wet chemistry tests for identification and qualitative analysis.
  • Knowledge and understanding of chemical analysis related to dietary supplement a plus.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

General laboratory environment


Exposure to disagreeable elements is moderate.


The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices, without endangering the health or safety of self or others.

Supervisory Responsibility:

The incumbent has direct supervisory responsibility for 15 to 25 employees.


Pharmavite is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. F/M/Disability/Vet

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