Niagara Bottling LLC QA Technician in Bloomfield, Connecticut
At Niagara, we’re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.
Consider applying here, if you want to:
Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.
Develop lasting relationships with great people.
Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.
We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.
The QA Technician is responsible for executing corporate and plant specific Food Safety, Quality and Laboratory requirements. The QA Technician reports to QA Manager. In the absence of the Quality Assurance Technician, the QA Manager or designate will assume the job duties.
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.
2-4 years – Experience in food processing*experience may include a combination of work experience and education
5-7 years – Experience in food processing and quality assurance*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
Able to obtain HACCP, SQF practitioner and IBWA certification (within 1 year).
Able to perform root cause analysis.
Able to communicate and work well with people on all levels of the organization.
Able to receive, analyze and report out information efficiently.
Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) – ability to follow laboratory SOPs.
Knowledge of Good Documentation Practices (GDPs) - ability to keep proper records.
Strong computer literacy – MS applications, databases.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong analytical skills - ability to analyze large amounts of data and determine deficiencies.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
High School Diploma or GED
Associate's Degree or B.S. Degree in related field
Preferred: HACCP Certification
Any employment agency, person or entity that submits a résumé into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's résumé will become the property of Niagara Bottling, LLC. Niagara Bottling, LLC will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.
Employment agencies that have fee agreements with Niagara Bottling, LLC and have been engaged on a search shall submit résumé to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit résumé into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.
Niagara Bottling, LLC has been family owned and operated since 1963. Niagara is a leading bottled water manufacturer in the U.S., supplying major retailers across the nation. With incredible growth over the past several years, the career possibilities at Niagara are endless!
Niagara’s culture is fast-paced, innovative and intensely collaborative. Our Team Members are passionate, driven and always find a way to get the job done. We work hard and play hard while staying true to our family atmosphere.
From competitive benefits and retirement options to educational reimbursements, ongoing training courses and exciting career advancement opportunities, at Niagara we truly take care of our Team Members.
We hope that you consider joining our Niagara family!