As QA Technician you will be responsible for carrying out analytical checks on both syrups & finished products ensuring product quality.
DescriptionSupport lean manufacturing work practices including 5s, AM, problem solving (including root cause analysis) to drive continuous improvement activity at siteCollect samples of product from ManufacturingSupport manufacturing teams to calibrate brix meters on production lines.Carry out standardised analytical tests on batches, charge up samples, finished product, stock holds & complaint samples. Interpret results, understanding brix (sugar) and pH levels & communicate to production or appropriate personnel.Carry out standardised analytical tests of raw materials including mineral water and comminuteSet up of HPLC instrumentationUsing standardised calculations determine, recommend & recheck material adjustments for the IPC.Release syrup batches to productionTaste testing of all finished goods batches, identifying issues where appropriateFollow standardised procedures to determine acid and brix levels in customer complaints and report on findings.Following standardised procedures test chemical oxygen demand (COD) and pH levels of environmental samplesCheck packaging and coding against specifications using SAP system, communicate results & ensure extra checks are carried out if failures have been determined. Identify product to be held if out of specification.Organise storage of retained samples & ensure housekeeping in both Laboratory & keeper room is maintained to a high standard.Use Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for recording of analytical results & comply with all other documentation systems as referred to in the procedure manuals.Participation in external proficiency checks as required by the Quality Assurance Supervisor.Undertake basic microbiology testing. Including plate pouring and incubation.Maintain accurate records, report sheets & summary sheets as per Labcred requirements.All employees should carry out their duties in a responsible manner giving due consideration to Safety, Environmental & Quality procedures Specific responsibilities can be found in the Health & Safety Management System.Contribute to the health & safety of self and others by applying health and safety principles to the required standards whilst undertaking designated tasks.These are the key daily tasks, not a comprehensive list of all tasks undertaken by the job holder. Flexibility is required by the business & this will be agreed with the individual's line manager.
ProfileUnderstanding of continuous improvement work practicesEffective communication skillsAttention to detailAbility to prioritise tasksGCSE Science, Maths and English or equivalent
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