Quality Technician Lead - 1st Shift in Carteret, NJ at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 11/12/2020

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Job Description



The QA Lead Technician is responsible for performing standardized qualitative and quantitative tests on work-in-process and finished products to ensure compliance with company Quality and Food Safety standards. The QA Lead Technician is also responsible for providing training and guidance to a team of Lab Technicians.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Organoleptic and analytical analyses of products at various stages of production to ensure compliance with company Quality and Food Safety standards.
  • Responsible for maintaining sound calibration and validation programs for lab instrumentation such as HPLC, DMA, PFD, CarboQC, OxyQC, Refractometer, Autotitrators, Microscopes, Balances, pH Meter, Microbiological Luminescence System, UV-Vis, etc.
  • Must be adept at determining that each instrument or device performs within the specified operational parameters.
  • Responsible for providing accurate results and exhibit sound judgment before releasing data used to adjust syrup tanks and release finished product to market. Must be able to qualify and quantify instrument and analytical output for validity.
  • Performs microbiological testing of water, sugar, finished products, etc. by membrane filtration technique. Performs surface swabbing on equipment.
  • Assures quality and integrity of raw bulk ingredients such as sugar, CO2, Liquid N2, etc.
  • Understands chemical principles and theories related to analytical methods and instrumentation, GLP (Good Laboratory Practices), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), HACCP, Chemical Safety as well as lab housekeeping procedures
  • Responsible for the maintenance of QA document and record control procedures, formula and specification control, consumer complaints, nonconforming materials and products, etc.
  • Perform statistical analysis of laboratory data and use data to recommend improvement in processes
  • Responsible for weekly inventory and stocking of laboratory supplies as well as researching alternative sources to reduce cost without jeopardizing quality
  • Responsible for finished product retain system management
  • Train new personnel and existing laboratory staff to new procedures and techniques
  • Conduct instrument and method development, perform validation programs on new processes and procedures
  • Assist Quality Supervisors and Quality Managers with special projects as directed


Requirements

  • Science background. Chemistry, Biology or Food Science-related degree preferred
  • Laboratory experience in a dairy, food or beverage manufacturing environment is a plus
  • Ability to handle stressful, fast-paced and rapidly-changing environment.
  • Must be able to multitask and excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Computer Skills: Advanced knowledge in Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint, InfinityQS, Minitab, SAP
  • Excellent training capabilities, excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Dependable, detail-oriented, good problem-solving abilities and strong commitment to teamwork
  • Ability to work any shift and/or overtime as required