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QC LAB TECHNICIAN I - 2ND SHIFT

Company: NOW Foods
Location: Sparks
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Tests materials as assigned by priority listing provided daily by QC management. Records and compares results to specifications. Notifies supervisor/lead when result is out of specification. Operates the following types of equipment and essential supplies associated with process - pH meter, BIOSYS, FTIR, NIR, disintegration apparatus, moisture analyzer, automatic hardness tester, density tester, general laboratory glassware, viscometer, refractometer, polarimeter, electronic balance, and particle sifter. Additional equipment and/or processes may be included as necessary. Conducts routine microbiological analyses, reads and does minor interpretation of results. Assists supervisor/lead in conducting investigations. Assists in inspection as needed. Provides guidance and assists in training to other technicians as needed. Complies with safety and GMP requirements. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma with 0 2 years experience in an inspection/laboratory setting. Familiarity with general laboratory procedures preferred. Basic computer skills preferred but a willingness to learn them will suffice. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as product specifications, departmental instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine e-mails to communicate within QC and with operations personnel. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, averages, ratios, proportions, and the metric system to practical situations. REASONING ABILITY Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and change tasks frequently. Ability to learn quickly, operate independently, and to assume responsibility for new tasks is necessary. Inspection skills (as outlined in Inspector II description) are desired to fill in when needed. Good basic computer skills required. OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and change tasks frequently. In a rapidly growing and changing company, the ability to learn quickly, operate independently, and to assume responsibility for new tasks is necessary. Inspection skills are desired to fill in when needed. Good basic computer skills required. SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT Supports a culture of safe production and operations; follows all safety rules and procedures. Actively participates in the safety program by: engaging in training activities to learn what constitutes a safety hazard; reporting safety concerns to the supervisor; submitting safety suggestions; and correcting or reporting to the appropriate people when an employee sees a workplace health or safety hazard, until it is resolved. Assists with communicating safety information to new employees. Fulfills responsibilities as outlined in the company safety management plan. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to handle product in various stages and forms (i.e., raw materials, work in progress, and finished products in liquid, powdered, and tablet forms), in addition to equipment and/or tools. The employee frequently is required to use his/her sense of taste or smell and to ascend and/or descend stairs. The employee is occasionally required to move from place to place within the facility, to reach, balance, or stoop. The employee must regularly lift, move (in some cases drag items), slide, raise and/or place: 5 lbs. from ground level and place at 61 high inch level; return to original position. Up to 30 lb. force for up to 25 feet and then pull to original position. Up to 33 lbs. from 5 inches off ground and raise to 47 inches and then return 33 lbs. to original position. Up to 50 lbs. for 3 feet at waist level; lift bag/box onto side and return to original position. Pallets weighing up to 55 lbs. from floor onto one side, move it up to 10 ft. and return to original position. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee may frequently be exposed to vapors and/or herbal aromas. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. It is the policy of NOW Foods to prohibit discrimination of any type, and to afford equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and prospective employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: NOW Foods, Sparks , QC LAB TECHNICIAN I - 2ND SHIFT, Healthcare , Sparks, Nevada

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