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

Date: Feb 9, 2024

Location: New Berlin, NY

Company: Chobani

Summary

The role of the Quality Technician I is to maintain quality control testing procedures, practices and standard evaluation methods that will ensure product quality and integrity to meet company standards. Technicians will be responsible for testing of all incoming milk into facility to releasing of any finished product leaving facility. Utilizes laboratory instruments and equipment to help analyze, control and minimize product variations. Performs physical, chemical and microbiological testing at different levels of the process to ensure a safe and quality product meeting standards set forth in the PMO. Conduct daily audits assuring GMP compliance from all areas of the plant from production to processing and verifying equipment meets sanitation requirements prior to and throughout production. Will also conduct environmental testing around facility including air sampling, pathogen swabbing and water sampling.

Employee Perks & Benefits:

  • $24.00/hour minimum with Quarterly Bonus incentives 
  • Excellent Benefits with Immediate Paid Time Off
  • Paid Volunteer Opportunities
  • Tuition and Wellness Reimbursements
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Free Yogurt!

Responsibilities

•    Hourly sample collection following Chobani’s sample plan
•    Perform all analytical testing including but not limited too; butterfat, brix, total solids, pH, texture
•    Entering samples and all analytical data into LIMS 
•    React to all out of specification conditions
•    Perform hourly line checks to ensure all regulatory parameters are meet 
•    Perform drug residue testing on incoming raw milk
•    Perform calibration of lab equipment
•    Perform line start-up verification for all finished goods
•    Perform x-ray verification challenges and understand functionality of the finished product x-ray
•    Follow all company polices and safety procedures
•    Perform sensory evaluation on finished product 
•    Follow all GMPs and GLPs as well as perform all tasks per SOP
•    Be able to use computers proficiently and understand Microsoft Excel and Word
•    Updates all necessary reports and gathers data for QA Shift and OOS reports
•    Perform other duties as assigned
•    Follow Chobani safety procedures
•    Follow Good Manufacturing Practices

Requirements

  • Associates Degree with additional lab experience or Bachelor’s degree in food related or microbiology preferred
  • 3-12 months of quality assurance experience; preferably within the food industry
  • Has good written and verbal communication, and interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Motivated to work with a team environment and a growing company 
  • Experience demonstrating the ability to work and contribute knowledge to cross functional teams across the business (i.e. operations, research and development)

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.
 

Compensation Range: $24.00 - $32.00, plus bonus.


Nearest Major Market: Utica