The Quality Control Technician's role is to perform laboratory/quality functions by testing, collecting data, and analyzing findings on raw materials and finished goods. Comply with FDA, USDA, and GMP policies. Carry out special projects as needed. Perform all tasks in a safe manner to ensure achievement of Quality, Service, and Cost objectives. Comply with all standard operating procedures and requirements under the Quality System. This role has a responsibility for ensuring both food safety and quality of Chobani product.
The responsibilities of this position include:
Prepare in-process and finished product samples
Perform analytical testing using instrumental and wet chemistry procedure
Enter and report data using established Laboratory Procedures
Troubleshoot and perform basic maintenance for lab instrumentation
Analyze incoming ingredients, blends, and finished product to meet specifications
Perform microbiological analysis on finished product, incoming ingredients and environmental swabbing
Collect samples for micro forced life and shelf-life samples
Monitor and inspect production lines to ensure that quality and package integrity are within specifications
Complete all documentation associated with quality checks and QC daily reports
Ability to research historical data when required and report findings
Place raw materials and finished product on hold
Monitor sorting of hold product as needed
Monitor all quality checks performed by production
Set up analytical equipment and perform required daily calibrations
Prepare standard solutions and reagents as required
Utilize proper chemical handling procedures
Maintain laboratory supply inventory
Maintain equipment and area cleanliness to ensure compliance with all GMP standards
Assist processing and production as required
Follow Chobani's safety procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices
The requirements of this position include:
College degree in a related Science field such as Chemistry or Biology or a minimum of 2 years laboratory experience preferred or equivalent experience
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and familiarity with moderate computer skills
Ability to perform basic laboratory skills in a safe manner
Familiarity with basic lab equipment and glassware
Ability to understand, record and communicate technical data
Ability to work independently or in a group with minimal supervision
Ability to detect color changes in chemical testing
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
Ability to work 12 hour shifts or other work schedules as determined by business need, including weekends or overtime as required
Must be certified on the training plan for this position within six months of start date
Since our founding 10+ years ago, we've always been a different kind of company. After moving to New York from his native Turkey, our CEO Hamdi Ulukaya found that in America, yogurt just wasn't as delicious or widely available as it was back home. He thought everyone deserved better options, so he set about making delicious, nutritious, natural, and accessible Greek Yogurt right here in the U.S.
Our mission since day one has been to provide better food to more people. And now as the No. 1-selling Greek Yogurt brand in America and the second largest overall yogurt manufacturer, we believe every food maker has a responsibility to provide people with better options, which is why we're so proud of the way our food is made.
Our food philosophy of crafting quality products with simple ingredients is what makes Chobani a different kind of yogurt. Our belief that business done right has the ability to change lives and strengthen communities is what makes Chobani a different kind of company. From the way we source our ingredients to how we treat our employees, Chobani strives to make universal wellness happen sooner with everything we do. Certified as a Great Place to Work, our culture is built on shared passion, dedication, and a commitment to doing what is right. Together, the Chobani family has created something unlike what any company has done before. The possibilities are endless.
Chobani is an equal opportunity employer. Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.