Quality Assurance Technician III

Date: 18 May 2024

Location: US

Company: Glanbia

Production Quality Assurance Technician III

 

Position Summary:

The Quality Technician plays a crucial role in ensuring the highest standards of quality and compliance within our production processes. This position involves verifying various aspects of production, including areas, ingredients, inspections, cells, and finished product releases. The Quality Technician collaborates with both Production and Quality Assurance teams to uphold Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and quality procedures.

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Verify the cleanliness and readiness of production areas by inspecting starting components, equipment, and room conditions.
    • Ensure that all necessary preparations are in place for a smooth production process.
    • Complete and track results of equipment and Sanitation Effectiveness monitoring.
    • Contribute to maintaining a hygienic and efficient production environment.
    • Thoroughly review Batch Production Records (BPRs) for completeness and accuracy before manufacturing.
    • Collaborate with the production team to address any discrepancies.
    • Inspect nutrient blends during processing to ensure adherence to quality standards.
    • Conduct final inspections of products, including BPR review, label checks, weight verification, and visual assessments.
    • Ensure that finished products meet all specifications.
    • Manage retain sample inventory, ensuring proper storage and documentation.
    • Assist the Environmental Monitoring Technician with sample collection and submission forms.
    • Collaborate with QA management in identifying, documenting, and controlling non-conforming materials (MDR).
    • Assist with document control, including reviewing quality documents such as Corrective Action Reports (CARs), HACCP reports, and quality surveys.
    • Support the Quality Control (QC) team by providing scans of completed BPRs upon request.
    • Participate in continuous improvement projects and contribute to the development and revision of standard operating procedures related to Quality Assurance.

 

Qualification & Experience Requirements:

  • Education and Training:
    • High School diploma or equivalent is required.
    • Associates/Bachelor’s Degree or higher is preferred, or a minimum of 6 to 8 years of equivalent experience in quality assurance or control in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience Required:
    • Minimum 6-8 years in a related role.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Solid working knowledge of good manufacturing practices (GMPs), HACCP, and PCQI.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to follow written SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and work instructions.
    • Flexibility to work flexible hours, including daily overtime and some weekends.
  • Language, Computer & Numeracy Skills:
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications.
    • Experience in SAP is a plus.
    • Proficiency with LIMS Labware 7.

Why Glanbia:

 

We offer room for growth and promotion within the company.

       

Benefits:

  • Medical (Blue Cross Blue Shield), Dental, Vision insurance
  • 401K
  • PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

 

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 

 

At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

 

                                                                   At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.