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Quality Control Technician I- Food / Flavors, Valencia, CA

Kelly Services
Valencia, CA 91355
**Quality Control Technician I - Food / Flavors, Valencia, CA**

**Job Summary:** Responsibilities of the QC Technician II include implementing and recording various testing methodology within the laboratory. Monitor plant cleaning activities by conducting regular swabbing of production equipment. This position is responsible for the quality, safety, and compliance, of the laboratory operations as well as the timely release of test results.

**Job Duties and Responsibilities:**

+ Direct and implement various analytical tests on incoming samples of raw materials (RM), product components (Intermediates), and Finished Products to assure the Quality of the component. These include but are not limited to:

+ Logging samples into the Sample Data Base.

+ Performing analytical tests using the following testing equipment and recording results:

+ Fourier Transform - Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR).

+ Handheld & Benchtop Densitometers (SG-Specific Gravity)

+ Refractometers (RI-Refractive Index)

+ VIS-Spectrophotometer (ABS-Color Absorbance)

+ Small Scale Flash Point Tester (Flashpoint)

+ Gas Chromatogram - Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) and GC-FID

+ Turbidimeter (Turbidity)

+ Total Acidity - manual titrations

+ pH meter

+ Karl-Fisher moisture titrator

+ Cold Test


+ Hot plate (boiling point testing)

+ QC testing and data review, CoA generation.

+ Analytical Testing for CA QC / Regulatory (i.e. FTIR, ABV / shelf life extensions for items located in OH).

+ OH R&D Analytical testing.

+ Conduct small scale taste test among flavorists to compare incoming sample to a prior batch or lot.

+ Compare test results with specification ranges to determine batch to batch consistency of the product.

+ Communicate issues to Quality and / or Production Manager, assist in solving batch-specific problems.

+ Assist in complaint investigation and data gathering.

+ Perform daily temp check on Cold Box and daily calibration checks of lab equipment, and some basic maintenance of the lab equipment.

+ Monitor plant cleaning activities by conducting Allergen testing, and other environmental microbial and pathogen swabbing.

+ Review production schedule to find or order retain samples for batch comparison.

+ Track QC lab productivity.

+ Clean lab / glassware.

+ Shelf life extension evaluations for finished products, and raw material / intermediate expiration evaluations.

+ Order supplies and reagents.

+ Organization and cataloguing of retain library.

+ Create transmittals and associated sample request forms and labels for outside testing, gather / prepare these for shipment.

+ Retrieve and send documents related to Internal RM / Intermediate transfers.

+ Assist in data entry and other SQF related tasks, i.e. Pest Control Checks, Scale Calibration Verifications.

+ Build continuous improvement by developing and implementing new procedures based on trends, new issues, and analyses.

+ Report food safety issues to the Quality or Production Manager, or Director of Quality.

**Job Requirements:**

+ Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

+ Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

+ Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

+ Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

+ Knowledge of Database software; Internet

+ Software; Inventory software; Manufacturing software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing.

**Physical Demands:** While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

**Work Environment:** While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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**About Kelly** ****

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Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2021-02-05 Expires: 2021-03-08

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Quality Control Technician I- Food / Flavors, Valencia, CA

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