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Quality Technician (Weekend Shift) - Angel's Envy

Job Name

Quality Technician (Weekend Shift) - Angel's Envy

Country:

United States of America

City:

Louisville, KY

Function:

Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Quality Manager

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Michael Stoess

About the role


In this position, you will support the plant with liquid and packaging analysis, IMS, and support safety operations as directed. This Role will primarily be expected to work a weekend shift (tentatively Thursday-Sunday; 10-hour shifts). This Role will, at times, include weekday support across shifts, and holiday shifts based on demand. This will allow you to advance your skills and provide significant value to the company as a resource for the Quality team.

The candidate will provide analysis on both liquid and packaging daily. This may include but is not limited to distillations, wet chemistry, GC/HPLC/UPLC methods, incoming material inspections, finished product auditing and IMS activities. Troubleshooting, analytical instrument maintenance, performing root cause analysis, will also be crucial to this role. Implementing solutions and preventing reoccurrence will be significant measure of success.

You will be a resource to the Operators and Maintenance Technicians. Members of the Supervisor/Management team may consult with you on how to address and rectify any Quality issues.

This job will be demanding and require multitasking daily. Being flexible, detail-oriented, organized, ethical, ability to think independently, focused, motivated, having a professional demeanor, autonomous, and having excellent written and verbal communication skills are key attributes needed to meet expectations.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain accurate and precise records, to include but not limited to instrument calibration, laboratory data, maintenance activities, SQS programs, and laboratory inventory.

  • Conduct various types of analysis on product (water, raw materials, in process liquid, finished liquid, and/or finished package)

  • Perform audits on finished goods and incoming raw materials.

  • Conduct various types of analytical instrumentation runs, data interpretation, professional reports, and maintenance activities such as Gas and Liquid Chromatography.

  • Calibrate and Validate instrumentation

  • Support and Promote ISO, GMP, HACCP, PST/RCA, and 5S

  • Write/Review procedures and train other personnel on new techniques.

  • Perform independent math and some statistical calculations for projects, records, and reports.

  • Provide recommendations based on conclusions determined from analysis performed in the laboratory.

  • Set up sensory and be a member of the tasting panel.

  • Provide analytical assistance with Research and Development projects.

  • Maintain raw material and finished product retain systems.

  • Identify and inform management of compliance issues, SQS risks and improvement opportunities through regular audits.

  • Maintain required paperwork to comply with LDC standards

  • Provide quality support to all areas of production.

  • Support, Promote, and Perform Safety Observations.

  • Assist Quality Manager with projects and special assignments as directed.

Skills and Experience


Minimum Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Chemistry/Biology preferred or equivalent experience.

Minimum requirements 
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must possess reading & comprehension, writing skills, mathematical skills, and ability to follow directions and complete recordkeeping as needed. 

  • Must exhibit good communication, organization skills, and be detail oriented. 

  • Must demonstrate dependability and timeliness. 

  • Must be self-motivated, proactive, and able to work independently. 

  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and work well in a team environment. 

  • Must possess strong problem solving and trouble-shooting skills. 

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced production environment. 

  • Ability to work in non-climate-controlled environments and outdoors as needed. 

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time. 

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. and perform repetitive work actions.

Personal Protective Equipment
  • Personal protective equipment will be provided. 

  • Employee must be willing to wear protective glasses, high-visibility vests, gloves, back support, hearing protection, safety toed shoes, and other common PPE including hair covering, as necessary.
 
Experiences
  • A working understanding of good general laboratory skills and safety practices.

  • Hands-on experience with GC/HPLC/UPLC instrumentation is preferred.

  • Quality Assurance experience.

  • HACCP, GMP, ISO, CAPA, and LIMS knowledge/experience preferred.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, Work Aids
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • SOP, WI, and other documentation

  • Calipers

  • Balances

  • Densitometers
  • Titration equipment
  • Distillation apparatus

  • Nephelometers

  • Color or spectrophotometric measurement instruments

  • Hydrometers
     
  • Gas Chromatography hardware & software (preferred)

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.


Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.