Quality Control Technician

Job#: 2030130

Job Description:

Position:          Quality Control Technician
Reports to:      Quality Control Supervisor
Location:         Totowa, NJ
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Quality Control Technician is based at the Totowa, NJ plant and reports directly to the Quality Control Supervisor. This position is performing daily analytical and baking, testing, pre-operation and line auditing to ensure that production procedures and systems are being followed and that quality standards are being met.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Follow all GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices), FSMA, Safety, and Environmental regulations as well as company policies.
  • Maintain positive attitude. Focus on the customer, teamwork, and quality productivity.  
  • Give recommendations to improve workplace safety, efficiency, and to better serve the customer.
  • Analyze finished product for various analytical testing including redox, Chittack, pH, %moisture, % salt and titratable acid (TA) on a daily basis.
  • Daily verification/calibration of lab equipment prior to testing finished product to ensure product quality.
  • Check scale calibration  during line/pre-operation audits, to ensure that the scales used in Caravan’s processes are accurate.
  • Perform metal detector checks four times per shift, to maintain the integrity of the HACCP plan during line audits.
  • Verify that the box/pail weights are accurate by checking three consecutive boxes/pails on all machines during line audits.
  • Ensure that lot codes and finished products package is correct and legible.
  • Perform bake testing related to shipping or complaints.
  • Product that has been analyzed and does not meet specification, must be re-sampled and re-analyzed immediately. If product is not in compliance, HOLD stickers must be applied immediately and system hold activated.
  • Perform line audit checks inspecting ingredients and cleanliness of equipment.
  • Participate in and successfully complete all required laboratory training classes.
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology or Microbiology.
  • Excellent reading, writing, math and computer skills with an in depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel. 
  • Experience in a related industry laboratory environment; atomic absorption, gas-liquid chromatography, HPLC or near-infrared spectrophotometry beneficial.
  • Understand and comply with all general safety and environmental requirements for the laboratory and additional specific requirements as contained in the standard methods or in special instructions
  • Review literature related to the general techniques used in the QCL
  • Learn all of the specific laboratory methods and standard operating procedures outlined by the QC Lab Quality Control Manual.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Manufacturing plant is large, open floor areas with loud machinery, requiring some areas for workers to wear ear protection to guard against noise. Workers are exposed to high temperatures during the summer months. Some work in cold environments during winter months. You will be exposed to a dusty work environment due to raw materials. Materials may contain allergens (eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, milk, fish, shellfish, wheat).
  • Workers are required to wear masks, hair nets, or gloves to protect the product from possible contamination. Certain areas require respirators.
  • This position requires standing, walking, kneeling, bending, climbing, pulling, pushing, lifting, grasping, repetitive motions and reaching above and below the shoulders. The ability to verbally communicate, hear and perceive visually is required. Moves and lifts chemical supplies weighing up to 55 lbs.
  • Duties will be performed both inside and outside of the manufacturing plant. The Laboratory is maintained at 65° F to 85° F. Most inside processing locations, which are not heated or cooled will have a temperature range of 45° F to 110° F depending upon weather conditions. Because there will be some exposure to hazardous, corrosive or flammable chemicals the use of protective equipment such as safety glasses, gloves, lab coats and fume hood will be required.
 

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at [email protected] or 844-463-6178.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at [email protected] or 844-463-6178.

Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

Employee Type:
Contract

Location:
Totowa, NJ, US

Job Type:

Date Posted:
May 21, 2024