This position reports to the Lab Supervisor. The
Quality Control department is responsible for verifying that product meets
or exceeds safe food handling and quality standards. This includes taking
any necessary corrective action in the event of an issue. In the event of
this personís absence, the responsibilities fall to the Senior Lab Tech.
Key Job Functions & Responsibilities:
† Proper use and care
of analytical instruments and equipment, including daily calibration
† Analyze product
chemistry in the form of sugar solids (Brix), pH and thickness (Viscosity)
for each lot batched. As prescribed on Process Control Checklists.
† Ensure the UHT
processor parameters are in balance, Aseptic process controls are followed
as prescribed on the Process Control Checklists.
† Inspect rework before
it is used and make sure documentation provides traceability.
† Verify product
quality and integrity by checking the production line during the filling of
each lot (looking specifically at package and case integrity, label and
code date accuracy, weights, temperatures, and tray/screen inspections for
signs of any foreign material.
† Analyze first and
last cartons during formula changes for product chemistry and tray/screen
inspections to ensure no presence of foreign materials.
† Perform HACCP
monitoring activities including filter checks, metal detector monitoring,
allergen verifications and hot fill monitoring as prescribed by production
† Monitor the line and
equipment for food safety related items such as good manufacturing
practices and proper sanitation practices.
† Properly document all
data and provide timely/effective communication to production supervisors, managagement, production employees and other Quality
Assurance technicians and supervisors.
† Collect any necessary
samples and maintain the sample library accordingly.
† Fill in as needed
in other areas of the Quality department as assigned by the Lead
Technician, QA manager or Process Control/QA supervisor .
† Follow all lab
methods and procedures (responsibilities are completed and accurate).
† Active participation
in the LME safety program.
† Complete all required
food safety training per Alchemy protocol.
† Abides by all
internal policies, including adherence to all GMP practices, attendance
policy and completion of methodology described in the Technical Services
† High School
Diploma with 1-3 years experience in a laboratory
environment, preferably one in a food manufacturing facility. Additional
course work in (Biology, Chemistry, Food Science) or related discipline a
† Ability to follow
† Ability to work
independently with limited supervision.
† Detail oriented with
the ability to maintain accurate and legible documentation.