Quality Technician Lead

Niagara Bottling

Jeffersonville, IN


Responsible for executing corporate and plant specific Food Safety, Quality and Laboratory requirements. The QA Technician Lead reports to QA Supervisor.

**Essential Functions

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  • Ensure all parameters of food safety and quality are being adhered to and maintained throughout the facility.
  • Assist with batching chemicals/ingredients for production.
  • Calibrate lab and line equipment for accurate results.
  • Collect in-process and finished product samples.
  • Conduct standardized qualitative and quantitative testing to ensure it meets specifications.
  • Perform aseptic testing for microbial contamination.
  • Follow protocols for documenting testing results.
  • Recognize deficiencies and initiate proper follow-up.
  • Identify and isolate product that does not meet standards.
  • Aid in troubleshooting deficiencies and non-conformances.
  • Review food safety and quality records.
  • Actively participate in plant teams (HACCP, Safety, etc.)
  • Conduct other duties as assigned by management.
  • 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 notice.

**Qualifications

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  • Minimum Qualifications:- 4 Years – Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment
    • 4 Years – Experience in Position
    • 4 Years – Experience managing people/projects

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education

  • Must read, write and communicate in English.

  • Must be able to work 12-hour shift (days or nights) on a rotating schedule

  • Must follow GMP Policy - wear company issued shirt, hat, safety glasses, earplugs and hairnet in production areas.

  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Able to work under pressure in a very fast paced environment

  • Preferred Qualifications:- 6 Years– Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment

    • 6 Years – Experience working in Position

    • 6 Years – Experience managing people/projects

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education

**Competencies

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This position embodies the values of Niagara’s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:

  • Lead Like an Owner

    • Makes safety the number one priority
    • Keeps alert for safety issues and escalates immediately
    • Effectively prioritizes tasks based on department goals
    • Shows respect to others and confronts interpersonal issues directly
    • Prioritizes resolution of customer issues effectively
    • Responds promptly and honors commitments to internal and external customers
  • InnovACT

    • Makes recommendations to continuously improve policies, methods, procedures, and/or products
    • Demonstrates adaptability by reacting appropriately to unexpected changes in situations or circumstances
    • Increases performance through greater efficiency
  • Find a Way

    • Seeks to develop technical knowledge through learning from other experts
    • Understands interdepartmental impact of individual decisions and actions
    • Seeks solutions rather than placing blame
  • Empowered to be Great

    • Consistently looks for ways to improve one’s self through growth and development opportunities
    • Communicates clearly and promptly up, down, and across
    • Communicates effectively to manage expectations

**Education

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  • Minimum Required:

  • High School Diploma

  • Preferred:

  • Associate's Degree

**Certification/License:

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  • Required: HACCP, PCQI
  • Preferred: Better Process Control Certification

**Foreign Language

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  • Required: Full Professional Proficiency
  • Preferred: None Required

Benefits

https://careers.niagarawater.com/us/en/benefits

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You should be proficient in:

  • Continuous Improvement
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