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Technician, Quality Assurance

Company: Saputo
Location: Decatur
Posted on: May 11, 2019

Job Description:

Job DescriptionKey Attributes* Must possess strong work character and have the ability to lead others in the organization to protect the quality of our products and to ensure food safety standards are met.* Be a champion for product quality and food safety - this includes ensuring GMP's and Sanitation requirements are strictly adhered to.* Must possess a strong work ethic and passion for quality control process and procedures.* Must be self-motivated and self-directed to support complex operations.* Critical thinking and ability to analyze data and situations is a must. This involves being detail oriented with strong emphasis on accuracy and organization.Physical Demands* Ability to work in manufacturing environment which includes but not limited to: noise, changing temperatures , standing/walking/bending/stooping/climbing stairs, maneuvering around manufacturing equipment throughout the shift.* Standing for long periods of time in the lab performing analytical tests.* Fine manipulation of fingers and hands.* Working with chemicals, wearing personal protective equipment and following approved chemical handling procedures.* Physical lifting up to 50-lbs intermittently throughout shift.* Shift flexibility. This is a support role for a 24/7 manufacturing facility. Our quality technicians are assigned to a team on a 3-shift, 24/7 operation to support manufacturing. This can either be days, swing or night shift and includes working weekends. Work days and shifts may change to help cover vacations/absences, during plant downtime or quality related events such as audits.Position Responsibilities* Perform physical analytical sampling and testing of raw ingredients, packaging materials and finished goods dairy food products in accordance with established guidelines. Ability to apply and interpret results.* Perform microbiological/bacteriological sampling and testing of dairy food products in accordance with established guidelines. Ability to apply and interpret results.* Identify and effectively communicate any out-of-specification analytical test results. Follow established notification protocol.* Routinely collect product samples from production lines as outlined by testing timeline guidelines.* Exceptional organizational skills in order to maintain all QC records and filing.* Accurately and neatly complete analytical testing documents.* Ability to prepare various stock solutions used in the laboratory.* Calibrate and maintain all lab testing equipment.* Perform environmental control swabbing after clean-up and CIP/SIP. Report any deviations.* Knowledge of consumer complaint investigation process.* Support internal and external audits.* Support mock and product recall program guidelines.* Prepare and process production records to isolate any out of specification product including any product deviations from standard, on-hold, regulatory holds, etc.* Prepare and distribute customer certificates of analysis.* Must be proficient with all quality control functions throughout the facility.* Must be able to complete and pass specific State regulatory licensing/certificate requirements (Appendix N, Good Laboratory Practices).* Perform good laboratory housekeeping within established housekeeping guidelines.* Comply with all Quality Assurance Procedures (QAP's).* Comply with federal, state and local dairy food regulations.* Adhere to the Saputo Code of Ethics and actively apply the Saputo Company Values.* Work together with co-workers and other department personnel.* Other duties as required by management.Job RequirementsJob requirements* High school diploma or equivalent plus a (2)-two year college degree in a science related field of study or (4)-years of demonstrated work experience in a quality control laboratory.* Previous experience with food quality specifications, process control monitoring and positive release documentation or similar experience with strict adherence to protocol is preferred.* Advanced quality/food safety training and/or certifications is a plus, but not required.* An working understanding of food manufacturing acronyms (SQF, QA/QC, CQP, QAP, HACCP, SOP,5S, GMP, etc.)* Strong math skills.* Strong computer and business skills (Microsoft Office products, email, fax, copy, scanning)* Successful completion of drug screen and background check.* Strong verbal and written communication skills.* Demonstrated work history#LI-TW1Saputo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.Relocation OfferedNoExemption Typenon-exemptSaputo Cheese USA Inc. and Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC endeavors to make CareersUSA.Saputo.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Human Resources at 214-863-2300 or Deltek.Support@Saputo.com. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications. Saputo Cheese USA Inc. and Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC are equal opportunity employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran statusus. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under law, please visit www.EEOC.gov.

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