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QA Technician

Refresco Wharton, NJ
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: life_insurance, medical, vision, 401k, dental
Job Description

The Quality Technician will have a working role within the Plant Quality Assurance Department performing all necessary tasks to support Plant Operations, Plant Quality Assurance, and Corporate Quality initiatives reporting to the Quality Assurance Supervisor.

 

The Quality Technician will have a working role within the Plant Quality Assurance Department performing all necessary tasks to support Plant Operations, Plant Quality Assurance, and Corporate Quality initiatives reporting to the Quality Assurance Supervisor.

We are committed to providing the necessary tools, training and leadership support to foster a culture of high performance, quality teamwork and innovation. Refresco provides a sound career path that will expand opportunities for growth for all of our associates. We offer full medical, dental, vision, life, disability and 401(k) benefits.

Job Requirements:
Must be computer literate / proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
Will be responsible for maintenance of all lab equipment. This will include the accuracy and repeatability of test results through routine monitoring and calibration of equipment.
Perform testing of batches to ensure the final product specifications are met.
Review batches and be able to perform adjustments to batches (ingredient additions) using mathematical calculations that ensure results are in alignment with the original formula integrity. This includes a close scrutiny through objective testing to ensure parameters such as flavor, appearance, and odor is also in alignment.
Enter batch data into all relevant software (Batch Approval Software, SPC, SAP)
Audit the finished product results for capping integrity, label integrity, packaging coding and fill control (weights) to ensure customer specifications are met.
Be knowledgeable of all forms and paperwork required to perform the job both in production and batching areas.
Monitor all process control and ensure that any non-conforming product does not reach an internal or external customer. This involves using the “hold” process including red tagging finished product when required.
Learn, follow and exemplify “Good Lab Practices”and GMP requirements
Understand facility layout, and process flow of the product from inception to warehouse.
Communicate effectively to all levels of the operation in real time to facilitate solutions to any Quality issues that may arise.
Minimizing costs of defects and/or rework through early detection is a primary goal. Must understand SQF (Safe Quality Food) guidelines.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds to shoulder level.
Must be able to communicate effectively in written and orally & be able to multi task (good organizational skills)
Must be able to work over time when requirement is presented.
HACCP Certification is required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Two year degree in a science related or similar technical field highly preferred or equivalent experience such as having worked successfully in a similar food processing or medical lab environment for at least 2 years.
Must have ability to work in a fast pace, sometimes stressful environment.

Refresco NA is a proud EEO/AA employer

Company Description
Refresco is world’s largest independent bottler of beverages for retailers and A-brands with production in Europe, North America and Mexico. The company has combined pro forma volumes and revenue of circa 12 billion liters and circa €3.6 billion, respectively. Refresco offers an extensive range of product and packaging combinations from 100% fruit juices to carbonated soft drinks and mineral waters in carton, PET, Aseptic PET, cans and glass. Focused on innovation, Refresco continuously searches for new and alternative ways to improve the quality of its products and packaging combinations in line with consumer and customer demand, environmental responsibilities and market demand. Refresco is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and has more than 9,500 employees.

Refresco

Why Work Here?

Internal growth, work/life balance & positive culture

Refresco is world’s largest independent bottler of beverages for retailers and A-brands with production in Europe, North America and Mexico. The company has combined pro forma volumes and revenue of circa 12 billion liters and circa €3.6 billion, respectively. Refresco offers an extensive range of product and packaging combinations from 100% fruit juices to carbonated soft drinks and mineral waters in carton, PET, Aseptic PET, cans and glass. Focused on innovation, Refresco continuously searches for new and alternative ways to improve the quality of its products and packaging combinations in line with consumer and customer demand, environmental responsibilities and market demand. Refresco is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and has more than 9,500 employees.

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Wharton, NJ
07885 USA

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