• Quality Control Technician

    Job Locations US-WA-Spokane
    Job ID
    2018-1121
    Category
    Beverage Operations
  • Responsibilities

    Perform laboratory tests on raw materials, products in process and finished products to assure that products and processes meet their designed specifications and customer expectations.  Assist with QC Technician duties at the direction of the QA Director.

    Provides the Company the laboratory expertise and performance necessary to analyze juice products raw materials for:

    • Microbiological integrity, i.e. Standard or Aerobic Plate Count, Yeasts and Molds;
    • Chemical, i.e. brix, acid, B/A ratio, oil , calcium , pulp content, Vitamin C determinations, color determination and turbidity;
    • Physical for visual defects;
    • Organoleptic – flavor, aroma, and appearance of juice and other raw materials as necessary.

    Provides the same laboratory expertise and performance necessary to analyze finished products within their specifications for microbiological, chemical, physical and organoleptic requirements.

    Conducts calibrations of instruments and devices within the quality assurance department as well as specific production instruments.  Keeps records of these calibrations.

    Conducts quarterly bottle volume tests on Blow Mold production, and test volumes on bottles when changes are made in the processes or dies of Blow Mold production.

    Conducts biannual bio-burden tests on all bottles and caps.

    Samples and analyzes process water weekly for microbiology, color and flavor

    Maintain Raw material/ingredient receiving, sampling, and inspection procedures. Requires drawing of sample from top of tankers.

    Monitors juice Products to assure food safety and quality in accordance with the SQF program.

    Perform various chemical, physical and sensory tests on juices and concentrates to determine compliance with regulatory standards before allowing shipment receipt.

    Maintains and orders the equipment, chemicals, reagents and supplies that are required to perform production and laboratory Quality Control functions.

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