Prinova is a leading global supplier of ingredients and manufacturing solutions for the food, beverage and nutrition industries. By leveraging our broad in-house array of capabilities as well as years of industry expertise, we support our customers throughout the entire development process, taking their product or formulation idea from concept to completion. As a single-source partner, we strive to provide our customers with the utmost simplicity and flexibility in all their processes.
At Prinova, we pride ourselves on hiring individuals who are innovative thinkers with diverse backgrounds. Our culture is based on the FISH! philosophy, which encourages four simple practices: Be There, Play, Make Their Day, and Choose Your Attitude!
Quality Technician - Raw Materials
Department: Quality/Regulatory, Solutions
Location: Carol Stream, IL
Primary responsibility for daily and assigned project QC activities by performing the following duties:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Perform assigned testing on all sampled ingredients & packaging according to established specifications. Enter all testing data into electronic lab notebook (LIMS). Release approved lots to production, communicate non-conformances to Quality management and purchasing.
Testing includes FTIR, Visual and Sensory inspection, Particle Size analysis, Bulk Density and Moisture. Additional testing may be added as commercial needs change.
Organize daily priorities for the inbound inspection team. Participate in statistical sampling and inspections for all inbound lots of raw materials and packaging designated for production.
Review and store all Certificates of Analysis or Certificates of Conformance for every inbound lot of ingredients or packaging. Request revisions or corrections directly from purchasing.
Prepare and ship samples of ingredients for internal or third party testing. Track testing status and report results.
Stores and maintains retention samples and retain storage room. Quickly access stored retention samples for investigations or additional testing.
Update and enter testing specifications into electronic lab notebook (LIMS), assist with creation of new testing procedures or processes as needed.
Perform Sensory testing as needed for selected inbound and finished lots. Assist with daily sensory panels for raw materials and finished goods.
Perform inspections on quarantined lots. Assist with Out of Specification investigations. Request documentation and coordinate testing for shelf life extensions on existing stock
Data and report generation as needed to meet documentation requirements of quality systems. Keeps abreast of current regulations and industry standards. Performs various quality and regulatory projects as assigned.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Associates degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two year college or university in a scientific discipline or one to three years related experience and/or training.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must very frequently lift and/or move 50 pounds repetitively.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near forklifts and warehouse equipment.
The employee is at times exposed to dusty conditions.
The employee is at times exposed to products that are common food allergens.
It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with occupational safety and health standards issued under OSHA and to follow all rules, regulations, and procedures established by the Company to ensure that their actions do not impact the health and safety of themselves or others.
Ability to read, understand and interpret regulatory information, industry standards, and International and Federal Food Regulations. The ability to format and create regulatory/quality documents where necessary.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Ability to make educated judgments on correctness, accuracy, and appropriateness of information. Must be able to organize, and prioritize and make decisions.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of ERP systems; Database software; Inventory software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. Must be comfortable collecting and interpreting data. Should have intermediate Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word skills.