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Dean Foods Quality Assurance Technician - 1st Shift in Wilbraham, Massachusetts

Our Wilbraham, MA facility is accepting applications for a Quality Assurance Technician opportunity in our lab. We offer competitive wages, affordable & comprehensive benefits, career growth opportunities, and much more! All applicants will be reviewed and considered based on the requirements of the role. This is a 1st shift opportunity Wednesday-Sunday (with 4:00am start on Saturday and Sunday).

The QA Tech is responsible for efficiently and accurately performing tasks related to the testing of product, setting of samples, and follow-thru on several Quality Assurance programs.

  • Familiarity with all applicable equipment and provide quality inspections on all related items.

  • Perform of microbiological and chemical testing of finished products, raw materials and associated items as required.

  • Involvement in product weight control, antibiotic testing, lab equipment maintenance and calibration and lab sanitation.

  • Maintain communication with other departments and employees as to notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production.

  • Complete all required paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Obtain and maintain State certification for antibiotic testing within company guidelines.

  • Responsible for adhering to food safety and quality system requirements by committing to meet all pertinent regulatory, customer and SQF requirements

  • Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production.

  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information. Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP’s.

  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.

  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.

  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.

  • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.

  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area.

  • Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.

  • 1 years related experience required

  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

  • Experience within the food and beverage industry preferred.

  • Has the ability to flavor milk based, sugar based, and caffeine based products.

  • Must be able to stand, walk, kneel and bend for virtually the entire shift. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally including overhead.

  • Must be able to work in a wet environment. Exposure to chemicals. May have exposure to eggs, strawberries, milk products and nuts.

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.

  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Must be able to pass all pre-employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).

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Requisition ID: 2020-16980

Relocation Assistance: No

External Company Name: Dean Foods Company

External Company URL: www.deanfoods.com

Street: 1855 Boston Rd

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