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QA Relief Technician

Company: balchem
Location: Defiance
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: QA Relief Technician
LOCATION: Defiance
DEPARTMENT: Quality Assurance
FLSA STATUS: Hourly/Non-Exempt
STATUS: Full Time
BUSINESS SEGMENT: Human Nutrition & Health
REPORTS TO: Quality Assurance Manager
DATE UPDATED: 06/2022


COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets specialty ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley area) and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ - BCPC) with annual revenues over $640 million and a market cap exceeding $3.0 billion. The company consists of three business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the company into global market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit www.balchem.com

POSITION SUMMARY:
Performs physical and chemical analysis of raw materials and food products from various stages of the manufacturing process, as directed by the Quality Assurance Manager and QA Leader. Accuracy, reliability, and expediency are essential to the successful completion of the duties of a QA Relief Technician.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Collects samples for analysis and distributes them appropriately.
Performs chemical and physical analysis (including flavor checks) on products, ingredients, and control samples according to laboratory procedures; needs to understand the concepts of each analysis, anticipate the result and follow through on any deviation.
Records all product analysis according to laboratory protocols including data entry on a computer system. (Falsifying a QC record will result in disciplinary action)
Communicates effectively all critical information regarding analysis, procedures, and test results; handwriting must be clearly legible.
Clean and maintain all equipment/materials used; clean the lab area at the end of the shift.
Follows all laboratory and plant GMP and safety procedures according to company guidelines.
Provides written reports when requested by Quality Assurance Manager and/or QA Leader.
General plant QA responsibilities may include (but are not limited to): collection and distribution of product and ingredient samples, collection of environmental samples, bacteria swabs, and maintaining insect lights and pest boxes.
Covers all lab responsibilities.
Performs all other duties as requested by management staff.


REQUIREMENTS:

Must be available to work any shift and any lab.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty independently and satisfactorily.
Must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Must have experience in testing and recording test results.
Must be able to work in a timely manner and be able to communicate the results of tests quickly and accurately.
Science background preferred and experience operating scientific equipment a plus.
Lab performance will be evaluated on an annual basis.
Essential that all tests be run correctly and accurately.
Duties must be executed in a timely manner, so production personnel receive rapid feedback on product quality.
Failure to complete tasks correctly and on time will result in dismissal from this position.
Ability to interpret and apply common sense in order to carry out instructions in written, oral, and diagram form.
Must be able to work independently - to organize tasks and manage the workload.
Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.
Must be able to do mathematical calculations.


WORKING CONDITIONS:

Must be able to work on their feet for extended periods of time.
Will be required to lift and carry large sample boxes up several flights of stairs and throughout the plant.
The plant environment involves working in noisy, wet, slippery, and hot conditions.
Will be working with hazardous chemicals
Hours as needed by the company
The laboratory will be staffed on off shifts and weekend/holiday hours may be required due to the variable nature of our business.
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Keywords: balchem, Fort Wayne , QA Relief Technician, Professions , Defiance, Indiana

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