Quality Technician III - Day Shift
QUALITY TECHNICIAN IIICrew 1- 600am-600pm Work every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and every other Wednesday Job Summary: Perform basic quality control testing in a 24/7 manufacturing environment. Ensures product quality by coordinating the accurate and timely testing of products, monitoring and assisting all product testing. Ensures Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), food safety and plant safety procedures are followed. Reporting Relationship: This position reports to the Quality Team Lead. This position receives direction and guidance from the Quality Lead. Essential Tasks: Meet/Exceeds Quality Technician I & II requirementsWrite QNs for all product types and confirm dispositionParticipation in Plant PillarMaintain average of 95% or better on monthly Proficiency evaluationsImplement 2 Productivity, CS or CA projectsEnsure QA Tech II participation in ProficiencyParticipate in Lab HuddlesParticipate in Operations R&RParticipate in Internal Housekeeping/Sanitation/GMP AuditsSupports the organization in compliance to GLP, GMP, Food Safety and Personnel and Plant SafetySupports all aspects of quality, including inspection and testing of raw materials, in-process products, finished goods and packaging materialsWorks effectively with Quality Lead to ensure lab is staffed accordinglyWorks in conjunction with Sanitation to perform equipment swabbingWorks in conjunction with Quality Lead to ensure laboratory equipment is maintainedResponsible for ensuring supplies are maintainedEnsures lab technicians are performing tests according the approved methods and completing work accurately and timelyResponsible for placing non-conforming materials on HOLD and determining the dispositionMust complete all documents and work timely and accuratelyMust demonstrate effective verbal and written communication to peers and managementDisplay Leadership through participation in Plant supported programs around Food Safety and Quality and Plant SafetyResponsible for ensuring employees perform verification on laboratory equipmentResponsible for assisting Quality Lead in ensuring passing scores are achieved in laboratory proficiency programExpected to contribute to the continuous improvement programs of the DepartmentParticipates in full plant clean up as requiredIn conjunction with lead packer, responsible for obtaining, approving, and documenting all requested samples.Responsible for obtaining "retained and hourly" samples; identifying and maintaining as per procedure.Maintains technical knowledge by attending training and reviewing policies.Ensures efficient and quality production and positive employee relations by complying with all employment policies, rules, regulations, safety procedures, good manufacturing procedures, product protection standards and actively participating in all training requirements. Job Qualifications: Essential knowledge, skills, abilities and experience: High School, technical school education or equivalent; desire post HS education in natural sciences.Associates degree preferred, but not requiredPrevious supervisory experience is desired, but not requiredBasic computer skills to input data.Ability to complete algebraic math.Basic telephone etiquette skills.Ability to perform lab tests rapidly and accurately.Ability to have attention to detail and documentation.Ability to visually inspect product for flaws.Ability to work individually or as a team.Mental alertness to identify problem areas through predetermined methods.Ability to interpret, understand and follow detailed procedures.Ability to communicate irregularities with appropriate personnel.Ability to be organized, prioritize and multitask.Ability to make decisions quickly and accurately.Ability to communicate information one-on-one and in small group situations. Physical demands and Work Conditions: The characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to work required shift, meet attendance requirements, and work overtime when required.Ability to stand in one area up to 45 minutes per hour. Mats are provided for general fatigue.Ability to walk short distances and to stoop/climb ladders.Ability to hear sound alerts of testing equipment.Dexterity and preciseness required to operate testing equipment.Ability to work wearing safety equipment and work with chemicals.Ability to lift and dump 50 lb tubs.Ability to distinguish colors.Ability to taste test product.Ability to pull 12-25lb.; lift 35lb. to obtain samples.Ability to lift 10lbs. continually.Considerable mental and visual effort.