Quality Assurance Technician
Company: NorCal Beverage
Location: West Sacramento
Posted on: August 3, 2020
This position requires the incumbent to work on the Production
floor of one of the leading bottlers in Northern California.
Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc. is seeking Quality Assurance Technicians
for our Production facility in West Sacramento, California.
Hourly Rate Range: $18.99-25.80 DOE
Medical benefits eligible first of the month following 28 days of
Position Summary: This position is responsible for examining
beverage samples, records, and other data to ensure compliance with
Company, customer, and regulatory agency standards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Follow all safety procedures and work as safe as possible at all
Follow good laboratory practices and established standard operating
Recognize and stop Out-of-Calibration conditions and notify
Verify labels of organic products at start-up and at every hourly
Evaluate product samples through taste, odor, color and appearance
to verify samples are within specifications.
Use refractometer to determine Brix of samples.
Use pH meter to determine pH level of samples.
Test samples to determine levels of titratable acid.
Determine fill weight specification of product.
Receive, test and inspect HFCS/liquid sucrose.
Fill out appropriate hold paperwork for non-conforming finished
Perform cooler water chlorine check every four hours.
Determine CO2 and air content in cans.
Use orbisphere to determine CO2 and dissolved O2 in canned
Complete orbisphere weekly verification log.
Perform double seam evaluations.
Use refractometer to properly test for beverage brix in carbonated
Perform hot fill pressure checks.
Understand and monitor batch hold times.
Complete syrup control checks.
Maintain a positive work atmosphere and interaction with customers,
co-workers, and management.
All other duties as assigned.
Regular and punctual attendance.
Calibrate sodium hydroxide using Standadettes.
Calibrate pH meters.
Calibrate and operate refractometer to determine brix content.
Use Terris Gauge Tester to calibrate pressure gauge.
Calibrate and verify thickness and countersink using the
Combination Seam Gauge.
Clean and calibrate waste water pH probes.
Perform waste water flow meter readings.
Complete waste water alarm log.
Complete daily calibration log.
Be aware of the MAV listed on the master calibration list,
recalibrate if necessary
Test water to determine free and total chlorine, iron content,
hardness, copper, turbidity, alkalinity and total dissolved
Determine caffeine, benzoic acid and sorbic acid content for
Complete daily HPLC sample log and HPLC sample log sheet.
Determine levels of ascorbic acid in vitamin C fortified products
using iodine method.
Use torque meter to perform bottle closure application and removal
Use torque meter to test and verify Pull-Up, Removal Torque and
Security on PET bottles.
Check capper on bottle line to ensure proper performance.
Test and verify hot filled glass bottles to ensure they meet the
Test x-ray machine to ensure it functions properly.
Perform Vision System check to ensure operating correctly.
Complete batch adjustments as necessary.
Test for Coconut Allergen residue in final Clean In Place (CIP)
Perform reverse osmosis and carbon tower steaming.
Backwash reverse osmosis and carbon towers.
Test Aseptic packages to identify defective transversal seals.
Competency and attainment determined by job performance.
Strong ability to work unsupervised.
Assist with training Quality Assurance Technicians.
Compile and send required documentation to customers.
Conduct odor after acidification test for sweeteners.
Organize and update monthly QA records.
Perform and document weekly refractometer verifications.
Strong analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to understand, remember and apply oral and/or written
instructions or other information.
Ability to read and interpret written information.
Demonstrated ability to meet productivity standards.
Observes safety and security procedures, reports potentially unsafe
Strong ability to count, add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all
units of measure, and record, balance and check results for
Good written and verbal communication skills with excellent
interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate
professionally with customers and co-workers.
Have a strong work ethic and be able to work independently as well
as working in a team.
Follows policies and procedures.
Uses equipment and materials properly.
Ability to multitask and work with changing priorities.
Demonstrates attention to detail, a professional attitude, and
produces accurate work product.
Must be enthusiastic and proactive.
Must have a cooperative attitude.
Must have the ability to follow-up.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
Education and/or Experience:
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or
Six months to one year related experience and/or training.
Or, equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be computer literate and proficient in math.
Language Skills: English is required, and the ability to speak
Spanish is desirable.
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 talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to
stand; use hands to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms.
The employee is occasionally required to sit, walk, twist, push,
pull, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and
/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift up to 25 pounds and
occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must
frequently climb up and down stairs. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color
vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing 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
exposed to moving mechanical parts and moving motor vehicles,
occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or
caustic chemicals. Employee is regularly exposed to changes in
production facility temperature based on environmental conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.
Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity
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