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Quality Assurance Technician

Company: NorCal Beverage
Location: West Sacramento
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Job Description:

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 employment.
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 times.
Follow good laboratory practices and established standard operating procedures.
Recognize and stop Out-of-Calibration conditions and notify manager/supervisor.
Verify labels of organic products at start-up and at every hourly line check.
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 product.
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 beverages.
Complete orbisphere weekly verification log.
Perform double seam evaluations.
Use refractometer to properly test for beverage brix in carbonated canned products.
Perform hot fill pressure checks.
Understand and monitor batch hold times.
Complete syrup control checks.
General
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.
Calibrate thermometers.
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 solids.
Determine caffeine, benzoic acid and sorbic acid content for specified beverages.
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 test.
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 customer's specifications.
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) rinse water.
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.
Competencies:
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 conditions.
Strong ability to count, add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, and record, balance and check results for accuracy.
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 technical school.
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 employer-----M/F/D/V
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