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Quality Assurance Technician


This is a Full-time position in Eugene, OR posted March 24, 2021.

At Danone, we believe that every time we eat or drink, we vote for the world we want. As a leading food and beverage company, we make healthy, sustainably-produced foods and beverages that nourish people’s lives. Some of our brands include Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, International Delight, Silk, Oikos, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Vega, and Wallaby Organic. And as the largest Certified B Corporation┬« in the world, we are committed to redefining success in business to ensure that through our brands we create real benefits for people, our communities, and the planet.With headquarters in Broomfield, CO and White Plains, NY, Danone North America has more than 6,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada, and more than a dozen manufacturing facilities across North America. Our employees enjoy competitive pay and industry-leading benefits (including flexible (unlimited) time off and up to 26 weeks paid parental leave), and share a common mission and culture committed to both business results and social purpose. When you join Danone North America, you become part of a global team that is inspiring a healthier world through food.Danone North America is looking for a Quality Assurance Technician in Eugene, Oregon manufacturing facility. The Quality Assurance Technician supports the quality control functions of the Danone-So Delicious Dairy Free factory.Essential Functions:* Conduct post cleaning and pre-op inspections* Conduct allergen test for cleaning verification for equipment and tools* Analyze mix samples for solid and pH* Conduct allergen and micro testing and swabbing for cleaning verification for equipment and tools* Conduct micro testing of post pasteurized mixed after HTST and in PT tanks* Approve mixes for lines startup* Ingredients and packaging verification at start up and throughout the production runs* Allergen testing of extruder head and finished good samples* Conduct microbiology of finished goods samples and plant 3 samples and R&D samples* Conduct hourly metal detector checks* Collect and evaluate retention samples* Calibrate equipment* Issue material and finished product non-conformance hold, release and destruction* Sample request for product evaluation* Assist in quality assurance data management. Database Maintenance* Conduct line checks and startups* Stocking and inventory of lab supplies* 5S the lab* Participate in FM and food safety or quality incidents investigations* Ensure GMP and GLP compliance* Documents review* Builds and maintains relationships* Promotes a positive team atmosphere and champions involvement of all employees* Complies with all safety regulations to help ensure a safe working environment, while assisting departmentEducation and Experience:* Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Bio Chemistry or related field* Knowledge of Laboratory practices and proceduresKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:* Knowledge of Quality Assurance Programs.* Good verbal and written communication, presentation, organizing, prioritizing and implementation skills.* Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and coordinate efforts around process improvement.* Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines within specified time constraints.* Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel at an intermediate level.* Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.* Must have strong organizational, planning and problem-solving skills.* Must be able to multitask in a fast-paced production environment.Physical Demands:Wear personal protective equipment daily; continuously reach, push/pull; frequently twist; occasionally stoop/bend; intermittently crouch, climb, and balance; use hands for repetitive fine manipulation, pushing and pulling, and simple grasp; and talk and hear under noisy conditions. Visual acuity and taste to discern product variation.Working conditions frequently includes a cool indoor food production environment and occasional freezer environment, and intermittent outdoor environment. Clean environment, requiring hand washing every time you go on the floor 20+/- times a day.

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