SunOpta Quality Assurance Technician I in Alex Minnesota St Facility, Minnesota
To perform necessary test in order to have a quality product and package. Follow written and verbal instructions to insure quality and efficiency standards are being met. Assume responsibility for the Lab area efficiencies, safety, quality and effective communication relevant to shift and plant performance
* *Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * *
Coordinate, monitors and checks packages to maximize the quality of products produced.
Performs and reviews teardowns
Maintain a clean and organized workstation.
Assure package integrity and product quality
Ph checks on pre-processed and post-processed products
Use solids analyzer
Communicate lab data with operators and supervisors
Perform a variety of quality checks to assure standards are met
Troubleshoot and resolve basic to moderate operating difficulties involving area equipment
Performs investigations related to product spoilage
Performs incubation activities according to standard timelines
Calibrates specified quality testing equipment
Accurately prepares and maintains all area paperwork
Relieve other production team members for breaks and absences as required
Follows all plant safety rules
Reports all accidents to the production supervisor
Serves an active role in the plant safety program by attending safety meetings, participating in monthly safety inspections and reporting any potential safety hazards to the safety committee or Production Supervisor.
Adheres to all Quality Assurance System guidelines__
Follows SOP’s to do required tests necessary for checking products prior to processing, after processing, and prior to ship outs
Responsible for compliance with the HACCP program
Must adhere to and follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)
Responsible for accurate documentation
Maintain a clean and organized work area
Cooperates with other shifts and the management team in housekeeping endeavors
As a member of the Quality team, insures that effective shift communication and teamwork with the other operators occurs each scheduled shift
Maintains effective communication with members of the support group
Teamwork and Training
Promotes and contributes to the development of teamwork among production team members
Assist in coaching and training employees as requested by the management team
- Continuous improvement of knowledge of the Aseptic batching, processing and filling, and DE process__
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.
Works with minimal amount of supervision__
Able to evaluate a situation and make a good decision__
Good past work history__
Good attendance __
Able to stand for long periods of time__
Able to do repetitive work__
Able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and at times more__
High school diploma or equivalent required. College degree or certification preferred.
Candidate must possess a strong working knowledge of aseptic systems, processes and practices. Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing practices is beneficial. Outstanding verbal, written, multi-tasking and presentation skills. Ability to create momentum and foster organizational change. Bilingual in Spanish is beneficial. Must have a working knowledge of MS Word and MS PowerPoint software, and be proficient with MS Excel software. Experience with Ceridian is beneficial.
Knowledge and Skills:
Working knowledge of business, computer and math, preferred. The candidate must be able to work effectively in a team-based environment, set priorities to meet deadlines, handle multiple tasks, and make decisions under pressure.
Primary Location: US-MN-Alex Minnesota St Facility
Work Locations: Alex Minnesota St Facility (4025) 3915 Minnesota Street Alexandria, 56308
Job: Quality Assurance
Shift: Night Job
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Standard
Job Posting: Sep 8, 2020, 10:14:03 AM
Req ID: 200000BL