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Quality Technician I (Grade 6) - D Shift (6:00PM-6:30AM, Every Other Weekend Required)

Date: Aug 28, 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

Since our founding over 10 years ago, we’ve always been a different kind of company. After moving to New York from his native Turkey, our CEO Hamdi Ulukaya found that in America, yogurt just wasn’t as delicious or widely available as it was back home. He thought everyone deserved better options, so he set about making delicious, nutritious, natural, and accessible Greek Yogurt right here in the U.S.

Our mission since day one has been to provide better food to more people. And now as the No. 1-selling Greek Yogurt brand in America that is expanding beyond yogurt, we believe every food maker has a responsibility to provide people with better options, which is why we’re so proud of the way our food is made.

Our food philosophy of crafting quality products with simple ingredients is what sets Chobani apart. Our belief that business done right has the ability to change lives and strengthen communities is what sets our company apart. From the way we source our ingredients to how we treat our employees, Chobani strives to make universal wellness happen sooner with everything we do. Certified as a Great Place to Work®, our culture is built on shared passion, dedication, and a commitment to doing what is right. Together, the Chobani family has created something unlike what any company has done before. The possibilities are endless.

 

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