Northwest Cosmetic Labs

Quality Engineer

Employment Status: Full-Time/Regular
Reports To: Quality Assurance & Regulatory Manager
Location: Idaho Falls
Shift(s): Day

Job Summary:

Quality Engineer focusing on microbiological, controlled environment and GMP compliance

Duties and Responsibilites:

  • Review of various GMP documents.
  • Environmental testing and monitoring of the facility and controlled environments.
  • Microbiological testing of materials, in process products and finished goods as needed.
  • Generation of various GMP reports.
  • Providing other support functions as required to the Quality Assurance and Regulatory department.
  • Quality Manual implementation and compliance to regulatory requirements
  • ISO implementation
  • Assistance with Investigations, Rejections/Deviations Corrective and Preventative Action and Customer Complaints
  • Review and development of microbiological testing processes.
  • FTIR testing of raw materials, in process and finished goods.
  • Internal GMP Auditing.
  • Performance of Cleaning Validation
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed.
  • Assistance in complying with cGMP requirements
  • Perform other tasks related to quality and environmental hygiene as needed.


  • BS of Microbiology or related field or on the job experience in Microbiology and Environmental monitoring.
  • Knowledge of GMP requirements pertaining to the personal care and OTC drug industry is required.
  • Must have high attention to detail and good organization skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally in the English language.
  • Must have knowledge of how to operate and use a computer.
  • o ERP
  • o Microsoft Excel
  • o Microsoft Word
  • o Internet applications
  • Must be able to perform mathematical calculations and verify the accuracy of calculations by others. Must be able to perform basic research functions and manipulate information effectively.
  • Good communication skills are required. Must be able to effectively and professionally communicate deviations and other information with peers necessary for compliance.
  • Perform essential duties and responsibilities efficiently, accurately and safely.
  • Climb stairs.

Equipment Operated:

  • Computer
  • Calculator
  • Various laboratory equipment and testing equipment

Why Northwest Cosmetic Labs?

Northwest Cosmetic Labs offers a competitive benefits package to all of its full-time employees. Some of the excellent benefits include paid time off, paid holidays, bereavement, 401k options, health benefits, bonuses, company-sponsored family events, competitive pay, and much more.

Northwest Cosmetic Labs (NCL) was founded in 1995 in a small, rented office located near Channing Way in Idaho Falls. NCL, in its 21 years of business, has become a powerhouse in the cosmetic manufacturing arena, working with some of today's top prestigious cosmetic brands. NCL is known for their unique process that brings a concept to customers. This process, dubbed the Cosmovation Process™, infuses innovation into every step, helping to successfully bring cosmetics into the hands of the customer.

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Northwest Cosmetic Labs

200 Technology Drive

Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401

P: 208.522.6723