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Quality Technician - Grade 6 - C Shift - 6:00PM - 6:30AM, Every Other Weekend Required

Date: Oct 8, 2021

Location: New Berlin, NY

Company: Chobani

Summary

The Quality Control Technician's role is to perform laboratory/quality functions by testing, collecting data, and analyzing findings on raw materials and finished goods. Comply with FDA, USDA, and GMP policies. Carry out special projects as needed. Perform all tasks in a safe manner to ensure achievement of Quality, Service, and Cost objectives. Comply with all standard operating procedures and requirements under the Quality System.  This role has a responsibility for ensuring both food safety and quality of Chobani product. 

Responsibilities

  • Prepare in-process and finished product samples
  • Perform analytical testing using instrumental and wet chemistry procedure
  • Enter and report data using established Laboratory Procedures
  • Troubleshoot and perform basic maintenance for lab instrumentation
  • Analyze incoming ingredients, blends, and finished product to meet specifications
  • Perform microbiological analysis on finished product, incoming ingredients and environmental swabbing
  • Collect samples for micro forced life and shelf-life samples
  • Monitor and inspect production lines to ensure that quality and package integrity are within specifications
  • Complete all documentation associated with quality checks and QC daily reports
  • Ability to research historical data when required and report findings
  • Place raw materials and finished product on hold
  • Monitor sorting of hold product as needed
  • Monitor all quality checks performed by production
  • Set up analytical equipment and perform required daily calibrations
  • Prepare standard solutions and reagents as required
  • Utilize proper chemical handling procedures
  • Maintain laboratory supply inventory
  • Maintain equipment and area cleanliness to ensure compliance with all GMP standards
  • Assist processing and production as required
  • Follow Chobani’s safety procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices

Requirements

  • College degree in a related Science field such as Chemistry or Biology or a minimum of 2 years laboratory experience preferred or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and familiarity with moderate computer skills
  • Ability to perform basic laboratory skills in a safe manner
  • Familiarity with basic lab equipment and glassware
  • Ability to understand, record and communicate technical data
  • Ability to work independently or in a group with minimal supervision
  • Ability to detect color changes in chemical testing
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to work 12 hour shifts or other work schedules as determined by business need, including weekends or overtime as required
  • Must be certified on the training plan for this position within six months of start date

About Us

Chobani is a food maker with a mission of making high-quality and nutritious food accessible to more people, while elevating our communities and making the world a healthier place. In short: making good food for all.  In support of this mission, we are a values-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and have been since Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S., founded the company in 2005.  We produce yogurt, oatmilk, dairy- and plant-based creamers, ready-to-drink coffee and plant-based probiotic drinks. Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, and it’s made with only natural ingredients without artificial preservatives.​

Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world – putting humanity first in everything we do. Our philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to our communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. We manufacture our products in New York, Idaho, and Australia. Chobani products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets. For more information, please visit www.chobani.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Chobani is an equal opportunity employer.  Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.


Nearest Major Market: Utica