Under general supervision, perform a variety of laboratory tests or other laboratory work to help provide top quality and safe products that meet customer requirements and specifications.  Assist Plant operations personnel

with quality, and processing matters.

Test, monitor, and document accurately quality results and processing data for products produced, reporting deviations to Production Operators, Production Supervisors and QA supervisors for correction.

Audit, verify and follow-up process controls such as weight checks, batch sheets, HACCP, CCP's, plant inspections, receiving, finished product micro analysis, sanitation effectiveness, enviromental micro analysis, etc. 

Support and evaluate process variations as they relate to formula adjustments to satisfy customer requirements.  Flavor oils and products for aesthetic qualities. 

Maintain a high and effective level of communication with all operating departments.

Operate, calibrate, swap and maintain lab equipment.  Use Biotrace Unit and perform allergen tests.  Plate micro and read results.

Assure that all GMP, Sanitation, and housekeeping practices are being followed according to expectations.

Assist in additional sampling and testing as required to follow up with customer complaints, special studies, etc.  

Utilize AS400 computer system for necessary quality functions.

Maintain and complete files and documentation accurately and timely.  Complete work order forms to report items that need repair.  Complete and attach UMI tags on equiment, as needed.

Assist with training of QA Technician I personnel.