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Quality Technician

Company: Advantage Resourcing
Location: Downey
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

A large beverage plant is currently seeking for a Quality Systems Tech (QA). General Description:Perform all Quality Assurance tasks required including laboratory testing and plant/facility Quality monitoring. Laboratory testing includes, but not limited to, microbiological, shelf-life, antibiotic, cryoscopy, fat, moisture, and solids testing, as well as allergen testing where appropriate. Plant/facility Quality monitoring includes, but not limited to, ATP swabbing, Air Quality Monitoring, Water Quality Monitoring, Environmental Pathogen Monitoring, Allergen Testing where appropriate, and raw material, work in process, and finished product sampling and monitoring. All tasks require proper documentation and record keeping consistent with the documentation control procedure outlined in the SQF system. Additionally, the Quality Systems Technician will be responsible in maintaining proper inventory of all laboratory items and supplies.This position is not limited to above description as other responsibilities may include tasks, projects, or plans given by Management.Responsibilities:

  • Routine component testing of incoming fluids (raw milk, skim, cream, etc) using FT-120
  • Ensure compliance with antibiotic testing of all incoming raw milk
  • Microbiological testing as appropriate for raw materials, work in process, and finished products including SPC, coliform, and yeast/mold 3M Petrifilm plating
  • Sensory Evaluation of products during and at end of Shelf-Life
  • Equipment pre-operational inspection including ATP swabbing
  • Air quality monitoring within the facility using 3M Petrfifilm yeast/mold
  • Water quality monitoring within the facility for coliform and TPC
  • Environmental pathogen swabbing within the facility
  • Allergen testing of equipment and products where appropriate
  • Maintain proper inventory of all laboratories
  • Maintain all proper documentation and records associated with responsibilities
  • Coordinate with third-party laboratories as appropriate for sampling and testing necessary
  • Assist Quality Systems Manager in other duties as needed
  • Maintain laboratory as needed with regular cleaning
  • Provide regular reports to Quality Systems Manager of testing and monitoring activitiesWork/Education/Experience Requirements:
    • Minimum 3 years experience working in a food laboratory environment
    • Knowledgeable of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP's)
    • Basic experience with microbiology (preferred)
    • Sensory experience
    • Troubleshoot and repair lab equipment as necessary

Keywords: Advantage Resourcing, Downey , Quality Technician, Professions , Downey, California

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