Quality Technician - Nights
Location: Albert Lea
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty
ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of
life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the
finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our
corporate headquarters is in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley
area) and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing
sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe.
Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ -
BCPC) with annual revenues over $640 million and a market cap
exceeding $3.0 billion. The company consists of three business
segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and
Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who
are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the
company into global market leadership positions. To learn more
about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit
The Quality Assurance (QA) Technician supports manufacturing
operations through carrying out activities to verify compliance
with the site Quality Management System (QMS), Standard Operating
Procedures (SOPs) and Product Specifications. They work with the
cross-functional site team to meet or exceed the personnel safety,
food safety, and food quality goals of the company. This position
exemplifies a positive culture that encourages continuous
improvement and collaboration.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Performing daily tasks such as monitoring employee documentation,
reporting of quality issues, verifying Critical Control Points,
checking weights, calibrating scales, probes, thermometers,
moisture analyzers, and other lab equipment, etc.
Ensuring employee compliance with allergen procedures, GMP's,
SSOP's and Food Safety Plan (HAACP)
Assisting in the performance of weekly environmental swabs and
monthly plant, glass, brittle plastic, and ceramic inspections
Conducting Pre-Operational activities
Testing and evaluating raw material and finished product
Writing HOLD tags and assigning and/or assisting with the
disposition of product
Reviewing finished production folders as part of the positive
Must maintain department safety rules compliance and be a positive
safety role model.
Responsible for ensuring an organized, clean and safe work
Follow all Food safety practices and processes applicable to the
Execute what is required by the company QMS.
Monitor and maintain all food safety activities as part of daily
Enforce food safety plan while producing product.
Promote food safety and quality to all departments
Support and assist the manufacturing teams to meet customer and
product quality performance requirements.
Implement department Quality Management Systems (QMS) requirements.
Strive to promote a world-class Quality organization.
Effectively represent the quality team and QA issues to all
internal and external customers in a timely manner.
Communicate non-conformances and lead root cause analysis
investigations followed up by corrective action
Clear sense of urgency and ability to manage priorities to meet
immediate needs and long-term goals.
Ability to manage time and workload efficiently, and the ability to
prioritize and modify priorities accordingly
Strong safety, food-safety, and quality orientation and ability to
promote these standards in a cross-functional environment.
Self-motivation and ability to work independently. Ability and
willingness to provide support and training to employees on all
Ability to troubleshoot and provide QA centered solutions in a
cross-functional team environment and to lead a CAPA process.
Demonstrated ability to work and develop others in a team
Sensitive to other cultures/backgrounds, able to work in a
Ability and willingness to learn, practice, and improve documented
Demonstrated ability to function in a fast-paced environment
Verbal and written communication skills sufficient to discuss,
develop, and implement plans.
High sensitivity to quality and on time delivery of materials and
Must be 18 years or older
Knowledge of food manufacturing operations and equipment.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of
measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
Experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Outlook, and
Able to perform basic mathematical equations
Ability to adapt in a team and/or individual setting to allow
achievement of company goals
Established communication, problem solving, and attention to detail
Demonstrates punctuality and dependably in all aspects of work
Ability to lift 50 lbs. and required to stand, walk, sit and reach
with hands and arms.
Familiarity with SQF, FDA (FSMA), HACCP and other regulatory and
industry guidelines and requirements
PCQI and HACCP certified desired
6pm to 6:30am every other weekend
Shift Differentials (see our other postings for current position
Day shift positions: $0 shift differential
Second shift positions: $1.25/hr. shift differential
Third shift positions: $1.50/hr. shift differential
Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
Health Savings Account
Limited Flexible Spending Account
Dependent Care Account
Savings Incentive Match Plan (401k)
Paid Time Off Accruals
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