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Quality Technician in Santa Clarita, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 12/29/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
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  • Pay Rate
    $33000.0 - $41000.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description


Are you seeking a company that appreciates and values their employees? If that is important to you we want the opportunity to speak with you. We are seeking a QC Technician whose responsibilities will include 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: 

  • Implement 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) FTIR also performed for California.
      • Handheld Densitometer (SG-Specific Gravity)
      • Refractometer (RI-Refractive Index)
      • VIS-Spectrophotometer (ABS-Color Absorbance)
      • Small Scale Flash Point Tester (Flashpoint)
      • Gas Chromatogram – Mass Spectrometer (GC)
      • Turbidimeter (Turbidity)
  • 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.
  • QC testing and data review, and subsequent COA generation.
  • Perform calibration checks of lab equipment and basic maintenance of the lab equipment.
  • 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.
  • Create transmittals and associated sample labels for outside testing.
  • R&D Analytical testing.
  • 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.