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Date Added: Sun 13/06/2021

Quality Field Technician

East Syracuse, NY, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description
Quality Field Technician
Night Shift (6:00 pm - 6:30 am, rotating days of the week)

$18.00 per hour

Job Responsibilities

- Notifies others of mechanical malfunctions to increase productivity and equipment capabilities and begins to identify areas where operators can assist in resolving concerns.

- Responsible for complying with GMP's, SOP's, corporate and/or plant policies, rules, and regulations.

- Provides assistance and support to all areas related to quality as assigned by supervisor/lead.

- Ensure proper focus is maintained on all quality checks performed by technicians; provide follow-up training, as needed.  Perform finished pallet audits, end-of-shift product reviews, or other quality checks as needed to ensure quality standards are met

- Tracks packaging/processing Key Quality Attributes (KQA's), identifies problem areas and trends; responds to production operator's quality questions and concerns.

- Communicates the disposition of product and assists Operations with compliance to standards.

- Responsible for inventory accuracy of product in Quality Hold / retest status by performing routine cycle counts and reconciliations; assist with cycle counts for repro and waste product

- Audit Operations' paperwork, for required departments, for timely completion and accuracy

- Participate in Internal Quality Audit process to improve plant quality systems and GMP compliance

- Demonstrate the ability to conduct titration testing, verify chemical concentrations and verify CIP dilution samples as needed.     

- Demonstrate the ability to and conduct troubleshooting as needed                      

- Perform finished product weight verifications and checks.  Including ability to perform volumetric checks.      

- Conduct ATP cleaning verification and line release process as needed per shift

- Conduct Environmental Swabbing as requested by QA Management

- Set up documentation and complete sample shipments.  Utilize proper shipping methods.  Cover breaks and lunches and other staffing needs as assigned by their supervisor/lead.

- Compliant with all legal requirements concerning dairy processing and safety on their assigned shift and reports concerns to their supervisor/lead.

- Responsible for reporting food safety problems and initiating action and for supporting SQF by maintaining food safety and food quality.

- Ensures work areas are sanitary and strictly adheres to sanitation practices

Essential Knowledge, Skills:

- Ability to apply basic to complex mathematical concepts such as adding, counting, subtracting, multiplying, dividing and knowledge of weights and measure, to sufficiently handle job tasks.

- Basic statistics and statistical process control knowledge.

- Strong attention to detail.

- Understand and respond appropriately to basic to complex employee, vendor, and customer inquiries.

- Read, write and communicate using English language sufficient to perform job functions (Other preferences will be given for special language skills when there is a business need).

- Knowledge of company's mission, purpose, goals and your role in achieving each of them.

- Ability to operate quality and facility equipment as required in assigned area.

- Satisfactorily complete all company training requirements.

- Ability to interpret company documents and literature and UPC/code information.

- Microsoft Windows and software architecture experience


- Minimum of GED or High School Diploma is required; Associates degree in chemistry, biology, food science or ag-tech science preferred

- 6 months - 2 years of manufacturing/machine operation experience in dairy/food industry preferred

- SQF or similar quality systems experience preferred

Physical Job Requirements:

- Ability to move throughout all areas of the facility including but not limited to office, production, and warehouse environments. Including the outside perimeter of the building.

- Able to wear all necessary personal protective equipment to perform job functions.

- Stand and/or sit continuously and perform job functions for a full shift with meal break.

- Physically able to stand, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, twist, lift, push, pull, climb, balance, crouch, handle and move items weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance and move objects exceeding 50 pounds with reasonable accommodations.

- Visual acuity corrected to perform job functions.

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