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Quality Lab Technician Job in Minster, Ohio US

Quality Lab Technician

Danone Foods, Inc. - Minster, OH

Posted: 5/28/2021 - Expires: 8/26/2021

Job ID: 227738152


Job Description

About the job

At Danone, we believe that every time we eat or drink, we vote for the world we want. As a leading food and beverage company, we make healthy, sustainably-produced foods and beverages that nourish people's lives. Some of our brands include Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, International Delight, Silk, Oikos, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Vega, and Wallaby Organic. And as the largest Certified B Corporation in the world, we are committed to redefining success in business to ensure that through our brands we create real benefits for people, our communities, and the planet.

With headquarters in Broomfield, CO and White Plains, NY, Danone North America has more than 6,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada, and more than a dozen manufacturing facilities across North America. Our employees enjoy competitive pay and industry-leading benefits (including flexible (unlimited) time off and up to 26 weeks paid parental leave), and share a common mission and culture committed to both business results and social purpose. When you join Danone North America, you become part of a global team that is inspiring a healthier world through food.

Danone North America is looking for aQuality Lab Technician in Minster, Ohio.

Our quality department is an integral part of the team in making sure our products are safe and healthy for our customers.

Objectives of the Role:

Lab Area

Perform analysis according to plan of control and record information to assure that finished goods and in-process samples are in compliance to all specifications.
Place finished product on "HOLD" status when results fall outside of acceptable range, investigate potential causes and propose solutions.
Assist in disposition of hold products through retest or providing sorting instructions to production.
Perform bench-work analysis according to SOP's and standard methods.
Enter analysis results into database and analyze recorded information to determine any trends.
Perform required environmental tests of Primary & Secondary Fluids as well as Air Quality.
Perform audits on equipment, materials, products and procedures to assure that the lab is in compliance based on CQA (Corporate Quality Assurance) and HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) procedures.
Maintain the laboratory in a clean, safe and orderly manner on a daily basis.
Constantly look for ways to continuously improve lab methods for both speed and effectiveness and eliminate waste while improving product quality.

Production Area

Conduct daily line tours and filler line audits to ensure machine compliance with site quality standards. Audits should encompass various areas including startup, changeover, tank change, intervention and normal production where technician will evaluate potential risks to product quality and support resolution of problems.
Provide constant and consistent quality leadership to production operators, looking for ways to improve product quality and increase technician understanding of key quality criteria and their impact on it.
Support continuous improvement initiatives in all areas of the plant.
Train others in Quality related practices and any other duties assigned by Supervisor

About you

The ideal candidate will have:
Associates Degree in Science or course work in microbiology or equivalent work experience

Skills and Abilities

Able to work in a Team Oriented environment
Strong Communication Skills
Flexibility - able to work nights and weekends
Leadership and organizational skills
Fluent in English
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization at all levels, including janitorial, management, and executives
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
Strong computer skills needed including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access) and multiple scheduling software programs (i.e. WMS and SAP) along with the ability to complete comp

About us

At Danone North America, you'll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You'll be part of the largest Certified B Corp in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.

Danone North America doesn't just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We're proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.

Dannon is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Associate's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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