QA Technician - food and beverage Dallas, TX
With our pioneering
Horizon Organic, Silk, International Delight and Land O'Lakes brands in
North America and Alpro and Provamel
brands in Europe, WhiteWave Foods has made
healthy, alternative food choices mainstream, creating not just new
categories, but a new consumer mind set. At heart, we are creators, engaged
in the making of a new kind of Food Company. We are unique in possessing
both the creativity and the scale not only to meet the world's emerging
needs, but to shape them, and help define the future of food.
As we experience
growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant
focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue
reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions
throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned
farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to
national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local
Responsibilities include monitoring and qualitative/quantitative testing
of process and product attributes to ensure food safety and food quality.
Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations such as the Pasteurized
Milk Ordinance. Compliance with all applicable standards such as Safe
Quality Foods (SQF), Third party audits such as Silliker,
Kosher, and Organic requirements.
Ensure processes, work in progress, incoming goods, in-process product,
finished product meets specifications. Interpretation of testing results
to release of product that has met specifications. Process documentation
for non-conforming product and communicate information to plant
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Check butterfat, total solids, pH, acid, flavor odor, cryoscopy,
peroxide, shipping, coffee checks, viscosity, temperatures, antibiotics,
chloroform, DMC, DMSCC and SPC.
Calculate formulas and accelerated shelf life testing.
Responsible for microbiological testing/documentation of finished and
in-process products; interpret the results and retest/report
abnormalities as needed; generate standard report of results.
Conduct routine inspection of processing areas including documentation
to ensure that all documentation is present and correct and that all
areas comply with cGMPs and sanitation
Performs Quality Team Audits, including Good Manufacturing Practices
Manage the laboratory operations, maintain lab equipment and supplies.
Bachelors degree in a science field
or equivalent combination of education and experience is highly
desirable. Must have High School diploma at a minimum.
Two or more years with previous laboratory with microbiology and
chemistry experience required. At least 1 year in a food production
Must be accurate and precise in testing procedures and mix formulation
calculations and have a keen sense of odors and flavors.
Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.
Must be able to read, write and interpret documents such as safety
rules, procedure manuals and mathematical calculations.
Must have the ability to read, comprehend and follow technical
instructions, effectively present information in one-on-one and small
group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the
Must have the ability to hear and perceive information at normal spoken
Must be able to speak and understand English fluently.
Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all
units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Must have the ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out
detailed and involved written or oral instructions and mathematical
Must have the ability to prioritize and organize.
Must have the ability to demonstrate superb decision-making ability to
determine best course of action in assessing test results.
Must possess basic computer skills; knowledge of word processing and
spreadsheet programs required. Knowledge of MS Office and SAP preferred.
Knowledgeable with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), safety
programs and procedures
Must be able to work with chemicals
Must be able to evaluate physical properties of ingredients and
Must be able to operate motorized vehicles or equipment
Must be able to work weekends
Must be able to regularly lift and / or move up to 10 pounds,
frequently lift and / or move up to 25 pounds.
Must be able to work in and around loud noise levels, industrial
machinery, air-conditioned environments suitable
for carrying out controlled tests.
Nothing in this job
description restricts WhiteWave Foods rights to
assign or reassign duties and responsibility to this job at any time.
The WhiteWave Foods Company provides equal employment
opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard
to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, sexual
orientation, disability, veteran status, pregnancy or any other factor that
may be protected by law. This policy extends to all employees and includes
all aspects of the employment relationship. WhiteWave
Foods is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.