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Quality Assurance Tech

Dean Foods Company

This is a Full-time position in Rensselaer, NY posted February 18, 2021.

Job Description & RequirementsThe QA Tech is responsible for efficiently and accurately performing tasks related to the testing of product, setting of samples, and follow-thru on several Quality Assurance programs.* Familiarity with all applicable equipment and provide quality inspections on all related items.* Perform of microbiological and chemical testing of finished products, raw materials and associated items as required.* Involvement in product weight control, antibiotic testing, lab equipment maintenance and calibration and lab sanitation.* Maintain communication with other departments and employees as to notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production.* Complete all required paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.* Obtain and maintain State certification for antibiotic testing within company guidelines.* Responsible for adhering to food safety and quality system requirements by committing to meet all pertinent regulatory, customer and SQF requirements* Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production.* Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information. Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP’s.* Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.* Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.* Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.* Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.* Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area.* Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.* Perform other duties as assigned.Job Requirements:* High School Diploma or equivalent required.* Associates or Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.* 1 years related experience required* Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.* Experience within the food and beverage industry preferred.* Has the ability to flavor milk based, sugar based, and caffeine based products.* Must be able to stand, walk, kneel and bend for virtually the entire shift. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally including overhead.* Must be able to work in a wet environment. Exposure to chemicals. May have exposure to eggs, strawberries, milk products and nuts.* Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.* Be able to effectively work in a team environment.* Effective verbal and written communication skills.* Ability to work in a fast paced environment.* Must be able to pass all pre-employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).EEO StatementEqual Opportunity EmployerEEO is The Law – click here for more informationEEO StatementCalifornia applicants, click here for information regarding the data collection notice for California Consumer Privacy Act.