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Quality Control Lab Supervisor in Santa Clarita, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 12/29/2018

Job Snapshot

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    Direct Hire
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    $38000.0 - $62400.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Are you seeking a company that values and appreciates their employees and has a great culture? If you are a QC Lab Supervisor with experience in the food or beverage industries we would like the opportunity to speak with you. We are seeking candidates that have experience in day-to-day workflow direction of QC Technicians, including implementing and recording various testing methodology within the laboratory. Monitor plant cleaning activities by conducting regular swabbing of production equipment.  This position is responsible for the quality, safety, and compliance, of the laboratory operations as well as the timely release of test results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and direct day-to-day task assignments for the lab, which consist of various analytical tests on incoming samples of raw materials (RM), product components (Intermediates), and Finished Products to assure the Quality of the component. These include but are not limited to:
    • Logging samples into the Sample Data Base.
    • Performing analytical tests using the following testing equipment and recording results:
      • Fourier Transform – Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR).
      • Handheld & Benchtop Densitometers (SG-Specific Gravity)
      • Refractometers (RI-Refractive Index)
      • VIS-Spectrophotometer (ABS-Color Absorbance)
      • Small Scale Flash Point Tester (Flashpoint)
      • Gas Chromatogram – Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) and GC-FID
      • Turbidimeter (Turbidity)
      • Total Acidity – manual titrations
      • pH meter
      • Karl-Fisher moisture titrator
      • Cold Test
  • Investigate, resolve, and communicate with external and internal customers regarding complaints and non-conformances.
  • Provide coaching and career development to QC technicians
  • Be proficient in QC analytical methods to act as coverage for QC technicians during vacation and sick leave
  • QC testing and data review, CoA generation.
  • Analytical Testing for CA QC / Regulatory (i.e. FTIR, ABV / shelf life extensions for items located in OH).
  • Support requested R&D Analytical testing through coordination of sample analysis and communication of results
  • Conduct small scale taste test among flavorists to compare incoming sample to a prior batch or lot.
  • Compare test results with specification ranges to determine batch to batch consistency of the product.
  • Communicate issues to Quality and / or Production Manager, assist in solving batch-specific problems.
  • Assist in complaint investigation and data gathering.
  • Monitor plant cleaning activities by conducting Allergen testing, and other environmental microbial and pathogen swabbing.
  • Review production schedule to find or order retain samples for batch comparison.
  • Track QC lab productivity.
  • Clean lab / glassware.
  • Shelf life extension evaluations for finished products, and raw material / intermediate expiration evaluations.
  • Order supplies and reagents.
  • Organization and cataloguing of retain library.
  • Create transmittals and associated sample request forms and labels for outside testing, gather / prepare these for shipment.
  • Retrieve and send documents related to Internal RM / Intermediate transfers.
  • Assist in data entry and other SQF related tasks, i.e. Pest Control Checks, Scale Calibration Verifications.
  • Build continuous improvement by developing and implementing new procedures based on trends, new issues, and analyses.
  • Report food safety issues to the Quality or Production Manager, or Director of Operations.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.