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QA Technician

Date: 17-Mar-2023

Location: Springfield, MO, US, 65803

Company: Glanbia

Quality Assurance Technician


Job summary

This position is responsible for the Quality Assurance process performed on the production floor. The quality technician will verify different aspects of the production process. Verified steps include but are not limited to area, ingredient, inspection, cell, and finished product release. Trains Production and Quality Assurance personnel on GMPs and quality procedures.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities (not restrictive)


•            Release of production area by verifying starting components, equipment cleanliness, and room cleanliness.

•            Review of Batch Production Record (BPR) for completeness prior to manufacturing.

•            Inspection of nutrient blends during processing.

•            Final inspection of product, which includes BPR review for completeness, label check, weight check, and visual inspection of final product.

•            Perform release function on untested blends.

•            Perform inspection of delivery trucks.

•            Perform weekly retain sample inventory rotation and data management.

•            Assist QA with positive release retain and contract lab sampling.

•            Inspect various incoming product’s Certificate of Analysis (COA), enter data, and report discrepancies.

•            Assist QA management to identify, document, and control non-conforming materials (MDR).

•            Assist with document control, in the review of quality documents such as BPR's, Corrective Action Reports (CAR), HACCP reports, and quality surveys.

•            Perform daily and/or weekly inspections of bait and flying insect traps.

•            Report pest concerns to QA management immediately.

•            Perform environmental swabbing and take water samples, submit to external labs and track results.

•            Perform monthly GMP inspections and CAR’s for the warehouse and manufacturing areas.

•            Participates in continuous improvement, create and revise standard operating procedures and forms related to the Quality Assurance function.

•            Train Production and Quality Assurance personnel on GMPs and quality procedures when requested.

•            Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.


Performance Indicators

  • Carries out duties in accordance with GMP requirements, established standards and schedules.
  • Documents deviations to production process and substandard conditions in the Production and Warehouse areas properly and brings them to the attention of Operations and QA Management for correction.
  • Performs monitoring activities according to schedule, tracks appropriately, and brings exceptions to the attention of QA Management.
  • Identifies and acts on opportunites for improvement using Glanbia Performance System principles and tools.

Qualification & Experience Requirements


  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Associates/Bachelor’s Degree or higher is preferred or 2 to 4 years minimum equivalent experience in quality assurance or control in a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum 4-6 years in a related role.


  • Must have solid working knowledge of good manufacturing practices and HACCP.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while remaining productive at all times
  • Ability to stay positive and calm in difficult and/or trying circumstances
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel with the utmost professionalism
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Must have excellent problem solving skills
  • Must be able to follow written SOP’s / work instructions
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and work to resolve issues
  • Must be results-oriented and strive to meet team and organizational goals
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to include daily overtime and some weekends
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Experience in SAP a plus


Typical Physical Activity

  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking.
  • Regularly involves talking or listening, sitting, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Regularly performs non-strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature including working at a computer, filing, copying, examining and filing out written documentation, and communicating by phone or radio.
  • Regularly involves organoleptic examination of products which may include identifying and distinguishng colors and  textures as well as subtle differences in appearance and odor of materials.
  • Occasionally involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.
  • Occasionally involves lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • May be exposed to moderate to high noise levels (i.e. office equipment, production equipment, forklifts, heavy traffic).
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat and cold, outdoor weather conditions, allergens, fumes and toxic chemicals.
  • Works in Production and Warehouse areas with forklift traffic, mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.




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.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield