The Quality Control Technician will be responsible for all aspects of the quality programs and functions. These include maintaining all HACCP, food safety records, plant audits, mock recall programs and training the plant on these issues and procedures. Performs testing to validate the microbiological quality of current and new ingredients, suppliers, and packages. Provides test data to assure the production of high quality products. Tests current and new concentrate ingredients in process and finished concentrates, and beverages products in development and finished products. The QC Technician will also work with the R&D Team on new product launches.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Knowledge of all cleaning agents and applications, external, internal, cleaners, and sanitizers.
Properly document and follow all procedures set forth in the frequency guide and standards.
Ability to properly fill out batch reports, calculate variations in batch sizes, proper attributes, standards, and other data required on batch report documented per formula.
Ability to properly measure and follow proper mixing procedures.
Ability to evaluate and troubleshoot batch and make corrections.
Ability to perform all testing, evaluations, and documentation of results while following procedures.
Ability to troubleshoot and take corrective action on the line.
Ability to properly prepare batch tanks for batching, tank rinsing, tank sanitation, odor, and tasting.
Full knowledge and capabilities to perform internal pest control program, location of stations, checking and cleaning of stations, and proper documentation on hand of pest control program.
Assist supervisors in resolving Quality Control issues, tracking quality trends, recommending and implementing plans to improve quality and production efficiency.
Responsible for compliance with Federal and State legislation by establishing and enforcing quality standards; testing materials and product.
Ability to collect, analyze and summarize process quality information and trends.
Computer literacy required with proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Excel and Word.
Typically faces situations that have a variety of interpretations and require careful evaluation.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common information, reports and other documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or company representatives. Ability to effectively present information to management.
The physical demands described here 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand for long periods of time, sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel, sit for long periods of time, stand frequently, bend, squat, reach and turn to access files and office equipment. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Field positions will be exposed to various unfamiliar conditions where Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn and which may include, but are not limited to manufacturing and warehouse plants, and other locations as directed by supervisor. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but increases significantly in warehouse and manufacturing plants.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Some college preferred.
2-3 years hands-on work experience in the carbonated soft drink industry.
Experience in quality control testing procedures and internal and external sanitation of beverage equipment with a clear understanding of all aspects of blending, product attributes recordkeeping, yields, etc.
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft business applications and various reporting software.
Exceptional interpersonal and verbal communication skills
Understands and can follow all OSHA required training.
Must be 18 years or older
Pass the drug test and physical exam
Ability and willingness to work a flexible Full Time schedule that may include weekends and holidays.
Must be able to provide own transportation to various locations in organizational service areas, as required by duties.
Since its founding in 1889, Shasta Beverages, Inc. has been a beverage industry pioneer and family-trusted staple in America, with over 30 unique, innovative and distinctive soft drink flavors. Shasta has a flavor for everyone -- ranging from the new California Dreamin' and Fiesta Punch to such familiar favorites as Crme Soda and Root Beer. For more information, please visit www.shastapop.com or Shasta Soda on Facebook and Twitter.
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