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Quality Assurance Technician

Company: Lyons Magnus LLC
Location: Walton
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Creativity, innovative thinking, and the manufacturing of top-quality products have put Lyons Magnus LLC in the forefront of the food industry. Lyons is involved in each phase of the food manufacturing process from the growing of the raw materials to the marketing of the finished products - and everything in between. Lyons produces more than 2,000 different items for the industrial ingredient and foodservice segments, designing products for some of the top restaurant chains in the country, as well as international accounts. This huge undertaking could not be done without a diverse and talented staff. At Lyons, our people are the heart of our organization. Lyons is proud to cultivate a thriving work environment with employees who are not just satisfied and productive, but engaged in creating the future - the company's and their own.Lyons Magnus LLC is seeking a Quality Assurance Technician for its Kentucky Facility. These are for 2nd and 3rd shift positions.Job Summary:The Quality Department is responsible for verifying that product meets or exceeds safe food handling and quality standards. This includes taking any necessary corrective action in the event of an issue. They are responsible for collaborating with Operations and other functional stakeholders to ensure safe, wholesome and set quality parameters are adhered to, controls in place are functioning as designed and escalate matters in a timely manner. In the absence of the QA Technician, the QA Lead or Supervisor will back fill.Quality Assurance operates a three shift model:Day Shift: 5:45AM - 2:15PMMid-Shift: 1:45PM - 10:15PMNight Shift: 9:45PM - 6:15AMMid-Shift & Night Shift are compensated with a 5% shift differential in pay.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Level 3 QA Technician:Ability to complete the following for a minimum of two-three production lines per respective shift with ease:Collaborate with internal stakeholders to assure the adherence to customer, company quality and food safety standards.Ensure proper use and care of analytical instruments and equipment, including daily calibration checks.Analyze product chemistry in the form of sugar solids (Brix), pH and thickness (Viscosity), Titratable Acidity, Water Activity, Drain Weight, sensory, and other analytical and operational tests that are performed for each lot and documented as required per Process Control and HACCP Sheets in Redzone and DAX/ERP.Ensure the UHT processor parameters are in balance, Aseptic process controls are followed as prescribed on the Process Control Checklists.Inspect rework before it is used and make sure documentation provides traceability.Verify product quality and integrity by checking the production line during the filling of each lot, (looking specifically at package and case integrity, label and code date accuracy, weights, temperatures, and tray/screen inspections for signs of any foreign material).Analyze first and last cartons during formula changes for product chemistry and tray/screen inspections to ensure no presence of foreign materials.Perform HACCP monitoring activities including filter checks, metal detector monitoring, magnets checks, allergen verifications and hot fill monitoring as prescribed by production line requirements.Monitor the line and equipment for food safety related items such as good manufacturing practices and proper sanitation practices.Properly document all data and provide timely/effective communication to production supervisors, management, production employees and other Quality Assurance Technicians and Supervisors.Collect any necessary samples and maintain the retain sample library accordingly.Fill in as needed in other areas of the Quality Department as assigned by the Lead QA Technician, QA Manager or Supervisor.Ensure compliance to company expectation on meals, breaks and attendance policies.Level 2 QA Technician:In addition to the Level 3 QA duties; Level 2 QA will:Assist in problem solving events to determine root cause and establish preventive measures.Receive Raw Materials and follow necessary procedures to ensure compliance to company receipt, handling and storage processes.Has knowledge and application of +50% of all laboratory procedures, cross functionally trained and able to cover +75% of Quality Control and Assurance checks or expectations of all production lines and Analytical Laboratory Stations.Level 1 QA/Frontline (Bench) Technician:In addition to the Level 2-3 QA duties; Level 1 QA will:Assist in problem solving events to determine root cause and establish preventive measures.Has knowledge and application of 100% of all laboratory procedures, cross functionally trained and able to cover 100% of Quality Control and Assurance checks or expectationsAssist as a Trainer for all QA Lab, Line, and dept. policies and proceduresPerforms sensory evaluation on samples and document as necessaryEnsure effective collection and shipment of customer samples and with appropriate documentation.Ability to work independently at batch station and escalate when necessaryAbility to effectively batch/make necessary adjustments using experience and tools provided at frontline station for all lines/product SKUs independently.*MONKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:Follow all lab methods and procedures (responsibilities are completed and accurate).Active participation in the LME safety program.Complete all required food safety training per Alchemy protocol.Abides by all internal policies, including adherence to all GMP practices, attendance policy and completion of methodology described in the Technical Services Manual.Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint,A proven track record of exceptional organizational, planning and overall time management skills in addition to exceptional verbal and written communicationEducation and/or Experience:High School Diploma with 1-3 years experience in a laboratory environment, preferably one in a food manufacturing facility. Additional course work in (Biology, Chemistry, Food Science) or related discipline a plus. Ability to follow directions.Ability to work independently with limited supervision.Detail oriented with the ability to maintain accurate and legible documentation.Additional Information:Our compensation program is designed to attract, motivate, and retain the very best people. Lyons Magnus offers a comprehensive benefits plan that include: Health, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Sec. 125, 401(k) plan, and more. If you meet these requirements and are eager to join a dynamic company poised for further growth, please respond with your cover letter, and salary requirements.To learn more about Lyons Magnus, LLC its products and core values, visit www.lyonsmagnus.com. or follow us on Instagram or Twitter. Lyons Magnus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and with opportunities for advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.*This organization participates in E-Verify.

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