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Quality Assurance Supervisor

Quality Assurance Supervisor

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Ashland LLC has an exciting opportunity for a Quality Assurance Supervisor in Columbus, OH.


This position is responsible for: 

  • Manage, maintain, & continuously improve the quality system at Ashland’s Specialty Ingredients plant in Columbus Ohio.
  • Work safely by complying with all policies, procedures, instructions, rules, and regulations and encourage the same of others.
  • Author, update, approve, and maintain on-line quality management system procedures and work instructions.
  • Supervise, train, develop, and appraise two Quality Control Laboratory Technicians.
  • Upon the absence of one or more Lab Technicians; perform manual and instrumental chemical and performance tests on raw materials, in-process samples, and finished product samples and disposition those materials appropriately.
  • Record, investigate and resolve customer, supplier, carrier, and internal incidents.
  • Conduct Root Cause Analysis for incident investigation and corrective action development.
  • Contribute to meeting and reporting key plant performance goals.
  • Maintain registration to ISO 9001.
  • Plan and contribute to performing internal quality system audits.
  • Conduct statistical studies including gage R & R studies, and statistical process control.
  • Maintain the inventory of laboratory supplies.
  • Assist in cultivating a quality culture through participation in cross-functional teams.
  • Provide support to production by contributing to complaint investigations, internal incidents, and trending historical data to resolve current or avoid future failures.
  • Provide sales, customer service, product development, technical service, and business management by answering and assisting with customer requests and inquiries.
  • Contribute to complying with ISO 14001


**This job is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience.


  • BS degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or another technical field
    • Specialized technical quality training, Six Sigma, SPC/SQC and root cause analysis experience preferred
  • Detailed knowledge of the ISO 9001 International Quality Standard.
  • Knowledge and experience with cGMP preferred.
  • Five or more years of supervisory experience in quality control
  • Experience with SAP
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Knowledge of and experience in statistical process control and statistical analysis software, e.g. MiniTab®
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety
  • Adaptability to learn new processes, concepts, and skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to read, interpret, and report data
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining an attention to detail & the ability to multitask
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

 Additional Requirements:

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly required to walk, stand, lift 50 lbs., & climb stairs and ladders.


TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2018-7021 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.


NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are 6,000 passionate, tenacious solvers - from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators - who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier. Visit to learn more.


Ashland. always solving


We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.


The Ashland Way


Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.


Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.


Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.


Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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