This position performs a variety of routine tests to ascertain
conformance to product specifications for incoming raw materials, waste
water finished product, and water treatments. Technicians utilize
laboratory test equipment and apparatus for a wide range of tests and
procedures. Recording test results and preparing reports for analysis and
evaluations are a requirement of the position. Using raw materials and
mixing equipment to prepare production batches, along with recording
material information accurately as a requirement. . Ability to lift up-to
70lbs is required.
- $40,000 DOE
- Actively participate in
safety program and support the department in maintaining a safe work
Assurance – Technical (Corporate Quality)
- Gathers, analyzes and
maintains product and technology trend information
- Evaluates condition of the
manufacturing facilities and warehouse space to ensure compliance to
regulatory and HACCP requirements.
- Audits programs in support
of quality objectives. Travel Required.
- Provides technical input to
clarify project requirements and prepares project plans for
approval, and detailed prioritization.
- Organizes and provides
technical input on cross-functional team.
- Identifies key technical
hurdles and deliverables. Gathers proper documentation in support of
new products or packaging.
- Participates in the
maintenance and development of plant quality programs in support of
HACCP. Provides training and education of quality-based programs to
manufacturing partners when assigned.
- Obtain finished product
samples for micro and analytical testing from contract manufacturing
locations. Provide timely feedback to the Quality team and initiate
corrective actions when required.
- Research and respond to
consumer complaints when assigned. Keeping the dept
updated throughout the process.
Assurance - Laboratory
- Monitor attributes of
finished product and evaluate its sensory, to determine whether that
product meets a set of standards.
- Record required data
accurately and promptly. Often using computer software to record and
- Assists in auditing the
Food Safety/HACCP Programs.
- Conduct daily sampling and
inspection of Water Treatment, and Waste Water to determine if they
meet set specifications.
- Assist with third party and
- Perform and document
Pre-Operational inspection at startup and product change-over
- Collect and test samples of
raw materials and finished product, report discrepancies to
department’s management immediately.
- Place raw materials and/or
finished product on hold when necessary.
- Complies with and enforces
all GLPs (Good Laboratory Practices), and GMPs (Good Manufacturing
- Verifies all critical
points of the HACCP program. Reports any issues or deviations to
- Assists in developing
- Collect and perform micro
testing on Waste Water samples, Water Treatment samples, finished
product, rinse samples, and packaging samples.
- Maintains the cleanliness
of test equipment, utensils and laboratory in accordance with
standard food laboratory techniques, methods and requirements.
- Continuously improve lab
techniques and procedures.
- Effectively and promptly
communicate results and procedures via e-mail.
- Effectively troubleshoot
product quality issues.
- Monitor plant operations to
assure sanitary operational procedures according to Good
Practices and Master Sanitation Schedule.
- Perform required chemical
sanitation of production piping, equipment, and holding tanks.
- Perform p.p.m./ concentration tests on chemical solutions.
- Perform ATP Swabbing after
- Collect Samples for Micro
- Perform necessary PM
cleaning of production equipment.
- Operation of HMI touch
- Properly mix ingredients
into Syrup tanks
- Basic understanding of
pneumatics and plumbing flow.
- Operation of pumps, valves
and various plant equipment.
- Operation of interactive
panel touch screen.
- Record all material lot
numbers and expiration dates accurately and efficiently.
- Review finished batches,
prior to production; to ensure that they meet specifications.
- Safely operate a forklift.
- This position feels in the
area of production and rainbow during the slow season which requires
- Other duties as required.
Reports To: QA
- Ability to respond
effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints and ability to
maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
- Ability to take initiative
and prioritize tasks; good time-management, organizational,
problem-prevention and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to communicate
clearly, effectively and in an assertive manner.
- Ability to work, on
occasion, with little supervision.
- Chemistry, Organic
Chemistry, biochemistry degree or Food Science degree preferred.
- High school Diploma
- Experience in an automated
food production environment preferred.
- Quality assurance
- Ability to lift up to