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Quality Assurance Technologist I (Laboratory Testing)

Company: Niagara Bottling
Location: Diamond Bar
Posted on: June 2, 2024

Job Description:

At Niagara, we re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.Consider applying here, if you want to:Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.Develop lasting relationships with great people.Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.Quality Assurance Technologist I (Laboratory Testing)The Quality Assurance Technologist I ensures that all necessary testing is completed in a timely manner, and that any non-compliances are elevated. The primary job responsibilities include sample receipt, analytical testing, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, and reporting results. This position works primarily in the laboratory within QA, but also works closely with the Chemist, Consumer Affairs, and R&D. The position may also occasionally work with Plant QA, Beverage Development, Manufacturing, and Maintenance.Essential FunctionsProactively identifies and communicates day-to-day safety concerns and corrects issues. Works closely with laboratory supervisor to ensure all safety incidents are documented properly.Trainer for the technologist/technician position. Works closely with laboratory supervisor to ensure all training is documented properly.Manages day-to-day sample receiving. Effectively prioritizes samples based on business needs. Responsible for ensuring that all samples are received, organized, and retained per SOP. Upholds timeframe for sample retention, and documents sample destruction.Performs in-house laboratory testing, including but is not limited to, Consumer complaints, Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectroscopy, FTIR, titration, and Ion Chromatography. Actively identifies and communicates out-of-specification, out-of-trend, and investigative results to supervisor. Documents results in data management system.Maintains analytical equipment performance and conveys equipment and testing status to supervisor. This includes, but is not limited to, routine maintenance, preventive maintenance, replacing parts, troubleshooting, calibration, standard checks, quality control, and data review.Documents all results, calibrations, system suitability checks, QA/QC data, and reports in data management system. Identifies and notifies supervisor of any issues.Maintains current knowledge of chemical and biological safety. Technologist is responsible for reviewing and understanding the Safety Data Sheets prior to working with any chemicals.Maintains laboratory supplies and inventory. Upholds an active inventory of the chemicals commonly used in the laboratory, including but not limited to name, quantity, storage container and location, description, CAS, etc. Notifies the supervisor of any new reagents needed.Coordinates waste disposal services for existing waste generations. Works actively with the supervisor to review new waste profiles, as needed.Maintains a clean and safe laboratory environment on a daily basis. Responsible for general housekeeping of the lab. Ensures floors are mopped, countertops are wiped down at the end of the shift, and trash and recyclables are disposed of in the appropriate receptacles.Peer reviews routine in-house laboratory testing data per protocol, as needed.Generates laboratory reports, summaries, and trends for review, as needed.Assists with writing and maintaining laboratory SOPs, methods, feasibility and stability studies, and validations, as needed.Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior noticeQualificationsMinimum Qualifications:2 Years
Experience in Laboratory performing analytical testing (i.e. GC, MS, IC, FT-IR)2 Years
Experience in working with chemicals in the laboratory2 Years
Experience performing laboratory projects/experiments *experience may include a combination of work experience and educationPreferred Qualifications:2 Years
Experience in Laboratory maintaining and troubleshooting analytical testing equipment (i.e. GC, MS, IC, FT-IR).2 Years
Experience in working with volatile chemicals and concentrated acids in an analytical laboratory2 Years
Experience managing laboratory projects/experiments*experience may include a combination of work experience and educationCompetenciesKnowledge of basic laboratory and chemical safety.Strong attention to detail and effectively organization skills.Performs work well under minimal supervision.Strong verbal, writing, and presentation skills.Handles basic issues and problems per protocol, and elevates effectively.Ability to work well in both independent and collaborative group environments.Basic knowledge of and experience with Microsoft office and data management tools.Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.This position embodies the values of Niagara s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:Lead Like an OwnerMakes safety the number one priorityKeeps alert for safety issues and escalates immediatelyEffectively prioritizes tasks based on department goalsShows respect to others and confronts interpersonal issues directlyPrioritizes resolution of customer issues effectivelyResponds promptly and honors commitments to internal and external customersInnovACTMakes recommendations to continuously improve policies, methods, procedures, and/or productsDemonstrates adaptability by reacting appropriately to unexpected changes in situations or circumstancesIncreases performance through greater efficiencyFind a WaySeeks to develop technical knowledge through learning from other expertsUnderstands interdepartmental impact of individual decisions and actionsSeeks solutions rather than placing blameEmpowered to be GreatConsistently looks for ways to improve one s self through growth and development opportunitiesCommunicates clearly and promptly up, down, and acrossCommunicates effectively to manage expectationsEducationMinimum Required:Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or other science related fieldPreferred:Master's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or other science related fieldCertification/License: Required:
N/AForeign Language Required:
None RequiredPreferred:
None RequiredTypical Compensation RangePay Rate Type: Salary$67,649.00 - $87,944.00 / YearlyBenefitshttps://careers.niagarawater.com/us/en/benefitsAny employment agency, person or entity that submits a rsum into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's rsum will become the property of Niagara Bottling, LLC. Niagara Bottling, LLC will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.Employment agencies that have fee agreements with Niagara Bottling, LLC and have been engaged on a search shall submit rsum to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit rsum into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.Niagara Plant NameCORP-MAIN

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