30 days old

Quality Assurance Technician

balchem
Sleepy Eye, MN 56085
  • Job Code
    124011533

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley area) and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ BCPC) with annual revenues over $640 million and a market cap exceeding $3.0 billion. The company consists of three business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the company into global market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit www.balchem.com

POSITION SUMMARY:

Performs physical and chemical analysis on raw materials and food products from various stages of the manufacturing process, as directed by the Quality Assurance Manager and QA Leader. Accuracy, reliability, and expediency are essential to successful completion of the duties of a Quality Assurance Technician.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Collects samples for analysis and distributes them appropriately
  • Performs chemical and physical analysis (including flavor checks) on product, ingredient and control samples according to laboratory procedures; needs to understand the concepts of each analysis, anticipate the result and follow through on any deviation
  • Records all product analysis according to laboratory protocols including data entry on a computer system; falsifying a QC record will result in disciplinary action
  • Communicates effectively all critical information regarding analysis, procedures, and test results; handwriting must be clearly legible
  • Must clean and maintain all equipment/materials used; cleans up the lab area at the end of shift
  • Follows all laboratory and plant GMP and safety procedures according to company guidelines
  • Provides written reports when requested by Quality Assurance Manager and/or QA Leader
  • General plant QA responsibilities may include (but are not limited to): collection and distribution of product and ingredient samples, collection of environmental samples, maintaining insect lights and pest boxes
  • Covers all lab responsibilities during the absence of the Quality Assurance Leader
  • Performs all other duties as requested by management staff

REQUIREMENTS:

  • After completion of four weeks training, must be able to perform all procedures accurately, precisely, and efficiently; results must be accurate; not adhering to the accuracy limits outlined in Diehl SOPs (existing, new and any subsequent revision) will result in dismissal from this position
  • Required to have attended Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) training and follow all mandates
  • Lab performance will be evaluated on an annual basis; it is essential that all tests be run correctly and accurately
  • Duties must be executed in a timely manner, so production personnel receive rapid feedback on product quality; failure to complete tasks correctly and on time will result in dismissal from this position.
  • Must possess ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form
  • Must be able to work independently to organize tasks and manage the workload
  • Must possess ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations
  • Must be able to do mathematical calculations

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Must be able to work on their feet for extended periods of time
  • Will be required to lift and carry large boxes full of samples up several flights of stairs and throughout the plant
  • The plant environment involves working in noisy, wet, slippery and hot conditions
  • Will be working with hazardous chemicals
  • Hours as needed by the company
  • The laboratory will be staffed on off shifts and weekend/holiday hours may be required due to the variable nature of our business

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Posted: 2020-09-24 Expires: 2020-10-25

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