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Quality Assurance Tech (Food & Bev)

Job Number:14000977

Nestle Waters North America

Ontario, CA

Nestle Waters North America (NWNA) is the largest bottled water company in the United States , distributing 7 of the top 10 brands in North America. We have the #1 national brand, Nestle Pure Life and many of the nation's strongest regional brands, including Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain. We also have the strength of Nestle, the world's largest food company, behind us.

Our beliefs, 'Respect, Honesty, Integrity and Teamwork' have guided how we interact, how we make decisions and how we lead. This guidance has driven our success for over 30 years. Today, we are looking for talented individuals who live these Beliefs in everything they do, and can use them to further grow our business.

Putting safety and quality first as we deliver the right product, to the right customer, on time, every time is what we do every day in Supply Chain. Our competitive differentiator is our people who make it happen! Our Supply Chain organization is recognized as best in class in safety, quality, production, packaging, labor, warehouse productivity, payload, and order fill rate. We also lead the way in sustainability with the smallest environmental footprint in the beverage category. As we pursue TPM, we expect to further enable our people to drive excellence in all areas!

General Duties

-Provide all necessary support for internal /external audits and provide sustainable

corrective/preventive actions for gaps.

-Maintain and follow up issues addressed in the Master Gap List

-Perform quality testing and maintain quality documentation according to NWNA quality programs

and QMS and ensure regulatory requirements are met

-Conduct and facilitate internal and external quality audits, including but not limited to ISO,

Nestec, FSMS, and FDA, with corrective action plans

-Conduct sampling finished product to meet requirements and analyze results

-Understand and monitor filter train; integrity test filters and troubleshoot failures.

-Conduct GC and IC analysis of resin and preforms for acetaldehyde

-Maintain chemical inventory

-Provide training to employees including new hires and maintain training records and matrix

-Operate, maintain and calibrate laboratory instruments as required by the ICP / calibration

program

-Collaborate with the Planning Coordinator and raw material suppliers to optimize quality and

reconcile DMRs in a timely manner

-Support factory Release Program

-Attend DH meetings to represent QA in planning

-Assist in monitoring and maintaining overall hygienic condition/ GMPs of facility

-Understand, recognize and support the HACCP program

-Water processing management

-Monitor and schedule waste water practices

-FSBO, SBO program and daily sensory participation and FMDB reporting

-Maintain / create all SOPs relevant to position

-Provide backup / support for QA positions as needed

-Complete projects assigned by Quality Manager

Sensory (In addition to general duties)

-Sensory coordinator and manage sensory program as required by NWNA including library

maintenance

-Develop the sensory program, including employee training, sensory panels, and interpretation of

results

Systems/Customer Complaints In addition to general duties)

-Evaluate and trend consumer complaints to identify root causes and implement corrective and

preventive measures

-Monitor and maintain Infinity systems; review missed checks and follow up with corrective actions

Water Processing

-Work with the sanitation/hygiene coordinator and maintenance to manage and maintain water

processing, RO units,low ozone system, mineral skids, chemical inventories, and micron filters.

-Work with Maintenance and Quality Assurance Resources to schedule and complete PMís on

water processing equipment.

-Assist water processing technicians in daily assignments during peak seasons.

-Manage the RO units (filter changes, cleanings, daily readings, maint. etc.)

-Preform maintenance on equipment in water processing, pump and valve rebuilds.

-Participate in Plan Do Review meetings (PDR) for water processing

-Develop and maintain a Preventative Maintenance plan for equipment in water processing and

other quality sensitive equipment

-Manage micro-filtration system (filter changes, pressure readings, and flow rates)

-Manage the ozone on all lines (rebuilding and calibration of ozone sensors)

-Assist in management of chemical inventory

-Manage NPL (mineral) and flavor skids (CIPís, batching, training etc.)

-Manage 5ís standards for water processing areas

-Line Audits, Duplicates, and Release as necessary

-Monthly composite sampling of parameters, such as, conductivity, chloride, pH etc.

-Other duties as may be necessary to support the maintenance and operation of water processing

Qualifications:

-Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology, Food Science /Technology or comparable field

experience preferred

-Minimum 3 years food / beverage manufacturing experience

-Auditing Skills, SPC knowledge, CIP and cleaning systems and procedures

-Corrective / preventive action knowledge and understanding

-Very effective written and verbal communication skills

-Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks

-Gap analysis and action planning

-Can demonstrate the ability to work with minimal supervision effectively

-Effective teaching, influencing, and troubleshooting skills

-Must demonstrate a positive attitude, strong work ethic, decisive nature and a High level of initiative

-Computer skills to include proficiency with Microsoft Office software

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