Florida Crystals Corporation QA Tech in Buffalo, New York
ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal. ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize. The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.
The Quality Control Tech conducts chemical and physical laboratory tests of solid materials and liquids, and analyzes test data. The Tech will also perform routine Quality Audits of the Quality System, Manufacturing Process, and Facility. Investigates non-conforming materials and issues Holds, provides support for disposition of Held materials. Reviews completed records for conformance to GMP and GLP documentation requirements.
DETAILED ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Sets up laboratory equipment and instrumentation required for tests, research, or process control.
Tests and analyzes materials used as ingredients in processes and products.
Tests samples of manufactured products to verify conformity to specifications.
Documents results of tests and analyses on standardized forms, writes test reports, and prepares graphs and charts.
Performs routine quality inspections of the manufacturing facility.
Cleans, calibrates, and operates test equipment.
Prepares chemical solutions according to standard formulas.
Participate in ASR’s laboratory proficiency program.
2 + years in a Quality or Lab position in a manufacturing facility preferred , preferably food manufacturing
Prior experience with FDA or BRC compliance preferred
Experience conducting internal quality audits preferred
Experience working with minimal to no supervision required
High school diploma, general education degree (GED); or equivalent experience as determined by HR required
Bachelors or Associates Degree in Chemistry, Biology, or a similar field preferred
ESSENTIAL CAPABILITIES (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES)
Strong critical reasoning skills with the ability to identify and solve problems.
Microsoft Office and PC skills required
Ability to make sound decisions regarding resource utilization and needs.
Aptitude for team building and employee engagement.
Strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
LOCATION OF ROLE
Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.