QA Technician in Missouri City, TX at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 6/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Apex Life Sciences is currently sourcing for an entry level QA technician position in the Southwest Houston area.

Job Descriptions:

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

  • Document test results, communicate deviations with management and co-associates.
  • Review data and direct follow-up of product testing deviations and trends to meet customer requirements.
  • Conduct product and process capability studies as directed by QA Manager or designate.
  • Perform QA tasks including product sampling, line monitoring, auditing, lab testing and calibrations to ensure compliance to specifications.
  • Coordinate lab operation, raw material, finished product and audit analytical data and reports for process improvements.
  • Audit laboratory testing, analytical test methods and protocols for Compliance with Standard Operating Procedure and Quality Assurance Agreement.
  • Reviewing and approving deviation, investigations, and corrective and preventive action that is associated with analytical laboratories.
  • Review and audit of microbiological testing and sanitation cleaning inspection reports.
  • Place ingredients and finished goods on hold, as directed by the QA Manager/QA Team Leader.
  • Investigate the root cause of defects in raw and finished products and implement corrective actions.
  • Maintain and promote a quality culture through training
  • Maintain a well-organized and clean work area.
  • Maintain adequate inventory of supplies for lab Audit laboratory testing, analytical test methods and protocols for Compliance with Standard Operating Procedure and Quality Assurance Agreement
  • Coordinate timely hold and disposition of raw ingredients, packaging materials and finished product.
  • Utilize PLM, QDMS, SAP and Minitab in support of business processes.
  • Submit written reports on overall compliance, deviations and corrective actions implemented.
  • Understanding of Acidified Foods and compliance to all federal guidelines.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, chemistry or biology related field required. Related work experience preferred but not required.
  • Chemistry work related: Water activity., Free fatty acid testing; Viscosity, ; PH effect on Food; Brix, Concentration; Moisture analyses; allergen tests, Flour testing attributes,
  • Microbiology work related: Knowledge of pathogens and its growth characteristics as it relates to food manufacturing and the facility. Bacterial growth requirement; Bacterial identification; Growth morphology; Temperature growth requirement; Bacterial food source.
  • One year experience in commercial food processing preferred.
  • PC skills to include strong knowledge of Windows operating system, and applications to include Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of statistics and use of software packages.
  • Knowledge of Database systems preferred.
  • Ability to constructively deal with change and pressure. Willing to continue training/ education as necessary.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to operate powered equipment
  • Ability to use a full range of motion in both arms, hands, and legs.
  • Ability to taste.
  • Ability to operate normal laboratory equipment.
  • Must have understanding of microbiological contaminates.
  • Must have complete understanding of shortenings, sugars, starches, gums, and particulates.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should apply online at ApexLifeSciences.com. For immediate consideration, please send your resume to Houston@ApexLifeSciences.com