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Quality Assurance Technician

Company: DANONE
Location: Eugene
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

At Danone, we believe that every time we eat or drink, we vote for the world we want. As a leading food and beverage company, we make healthy, sustainably-produced foods and beverages that nourish peoples lives. Some of our brands include Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, International Delight, Silk, Oikos, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Vega, and Wallaby Organic. And as the largest Certified B Corporation in the world, we are committed to redefining success in business to ensure that through our brands we create real benefits for people, our communities, and the planet. With headquarters in Broomfield, CO and White Plains, NY, Danone North America has more than 6,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada, and more than a dozen manufacturing facilities across North America. Our employees enjoy competitive pay and industry-leading benefits (including flexible (unlimited) time off and up to 26 weeks paid parental leave), and share a common mission and culture committed to both business results and social purpose. When you join Danone North America, you become part of a global team that is inspiring a healthier world through food.Danone North America is looking for a Quality Assurance Technician in Eugene, Oregon manufacturing facility. The Quality Assurance Technician supports the quality control functions of the Danone-So Delicious Dairy Free factory. Essential Functions:Conduct post cleaning and pre-op inspectionsConduct allergen test for cleaning verification for equipment and toolsAnalyze mix samples for solid and pHConduct allergen and micro testing and swabbing for cleaning verification for equipment and toolsConduct micro testing of post pasteurized mixed after HTST and in PT tanksApprove mixes for lines startupIngredients and packaging verification at start up and throughout the production runsAllergen testing of extruder head and finished good samplesConduct microbiology of finished goods samples and plant 3 samples and R&D samplesConduct hourly metal detector checksCollect and evaluate retention samplesCalibrate equipmentIssue material and finished product non-conformance hold, release and destructionSample request for product evaluationAssist in quality assurance data management. Database MaintenanceConduct line checks and startupsStocking and inventory of lab supplies5S the labParticipate in FM and food safety or quality incidents investigationsEnsure GMP and GLP complianceDocuments reviewBuilds and maintains relationshipsPromotes a positive team atmosphere and champions involvement of all employeesComplies with all safety regulations to help ensure a safe working environment, while assisting department Education and Experience:Bachelors Degree in Food Science, Bio Chemistry or related fieldKnowledge of Laboratory practices and procedures Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge of Quality Assurance Programs.Good verbal and written communication, presentation, organizing, prioritizing and implementation skills.Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and coordinate efforts around process improvement.Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines within specified time constraints.Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel at an intermediate level.Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.Must have strong organizational, planning and problem-solving skills.Must be able to multitask in a fast-paced production environment. Physical Demands:Wear personal protective equipment daily; continuously reach, push/pull; frequently twist; occasionally stoop/bend; intermittently crouch, climb, and balance; use hands for repetitive fine manipulation, pushing and pulling, and simple grasp; and talk and hear under noisy conditions. Visual acuity and taste to discern product variation.Working conditions frequently includes a cool indoor food production environment and occasional freezer environment, and intermittent outdoor environment. Clean environment, requiring hand washing every time you go on the floor 20+/- times a day. At Danone North America, youll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. Youll be part of the largest Certified B Corp in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.Danone North America doesnt just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. Were proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.

Keywords: DANONE, Eugene , Quality Assurance Technician, Other , Eugene, Oregon

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