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Quality Assurance Technician (1st shift)

LALA US, Inc. Colorado Springs, CO
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Job Description

Position Summary

Under regular supervision, performs required tests, and quality control inspections of raw materials, in process batches and finished goods.  Accurately records, communicates and files results.

Essential Functions

Complete microbiological and analytical testing on all products as needed on a daily basis to include operation of the following:

  •  FT120 Milk Analyzer
  • Cryoscope
  • Charm Novalum
  • Mocon CO2 Analyzer
  • Charm Rosa
  • Alkaline Phosphatase pasteurization testing

Sampling relating to Air Quality and Compressed Air Quality

Perform all testing pertaining to End of Code product.

Hold and release product as needed per Suspect Product Hold Program

Prep and Package and send Whey samples weekly

Prepare and send COAs for applicable products

Perform DFA raw milk micro and analytical tests and enter data in Dairy.com

Pull product samples from various sources in the facility from daily analysis

Sample and perform micro on plant coolants and incoming city water

Perform sensory analysis on all products; compile and report results

Perform end of the shift equipment shut-down and lab clean-up

Coordinate environmental swabbing program and evaluate results

Calibrate thermometers throughout the plant

Perform interim pest control walk throughs and coordinate with Ecolab representative

Prepare and submit reports to CDPH&E regarding Appendix N Program

Must achieve and maintain CDPH&E sampler tester licensure ns Appendix N licensure

Reviews sanitation related recording charts and a selection of plant processing documentation.  Performs quality control inspections on production samples.  Performs chemical and microbiological analysis on raw materials and final products to verify adherence to stated specifications.  Uses keen observation skills and good judgment to catch and prevent production errors.  Approves release of products and materials.

Maintains various production, raw material, testing or problem logs.  Stores production and raw material samples.

In consultation with supervisor, takes proper steps to troubleshoot testing problems.

Maintains lab equipment and keeps work area clean.

Performs all operations according to all established Safety Policies, Good Lab Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures.

Shall be responsible for reporting and taking any necessary action to prevent food safety and food quality problems from occurring.

Communicates effectively, efficiently and in a timely manner with supervision and all internal departments.

The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the incumbent will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope and classification of the position.  Job descriptions should be regularly reviewed to ensure they are an accurate representation of the position.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum Education Required:  College Degree or equivalent experience.
  • One to three years work experience in a laboratory environment desired.
  • Food Industry/Dairy Industry experience desired.
  • Must have experience with general office equipment, Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.
  • Desired experience with SAP and 10 key.
  • This position requires regular and prompt attendance during the working hours scheduled by the Department Manager.

Job Details

Date Posted December 5, 2018
Date Closes January 4, 2019
Requisition 925669
Located In Colorado springs, CO
Department Supply Chain
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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