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QA Technician II - Microbiology Tech

TreeHouse Foods
Manawa, Wisconsin, US
Closing date
Jan 19, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
Restoration, Biology
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Full time
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Employee Type:

Full time


WI Manawa Receiving & Bldg 30

Job Type:

Quality Assurance

Job Posting Title:

QA Technician II - Microbiology Tech

Job Description:

TreeHouse Foods in Manawa is hiring, and we want you! Are you looking for great benefits, competitive wages, advancement opportunities, and steep discounts on the many products we make? If so, then apply today to become a member of our team. We are currently looking for a Microbiology Tech to join our team on first shift. This is considered a QA level II position and compensation is $20.40 per hour. Normal schedule is Tuesday-Saturday.
We offer 3 different health plans, 401k with company match, up to 2 weeks of PTO your first year, and quarterly bonuses.

Level 2 Microbiology Technician
o Sample for the Sanitation Effectiveness, Hygienic Restoration, Allergen Validation, and Environmental Pathogen Control Programs
o Collect water, compressed air, and air exposure plate samples
o Perform microbiological plating
o Perform lab equipment calibration and function verification
o Enter data into Enviro Map
o Prepare paperwork and samples to be sent to contracted lab
o Read Aerobic Plate Count, Coliform, Enterobacteriacea, and Yeast and Mold Plates
o Perform Fat and Vitamin testing on instant non-fat dry milk.
o Perform certain lab testing as needed and directed
o Other areas as assigned

This individual must be able to work with departments outside of QA and production, which may include outside customers and vendors as well as corporate employees. They also must be able to attend meetings as needed.

All QA Tech. Level 2 must be knowledgeable of the following tasks:
Test and qualify ingredients, premixes, blends and finished products such as:
o testing samples, familiarize self with taste/color, use salt meter for salt analysis, test for pH, density, moisture, absorption, fruit count, peroxidase, cloudiness, granulation, leakage, dissolvability, enrichment, brew test, O2 test, perform HACCP tests, perform food safety device checks (metal detector, magnet, screen and sifter overs), check graphics, labels, cartons, cases, UPC matches again process order, check seals, correct drop weights, check codes for proper characters, check codes against process order, check for scorched particles, perform scale weigh check, equipment calibrations, and drop tests. Perform Chemical storage audits, and file COA.
Use and be familiar with weight charts, QA record sheets/SAP, PDM product specification, audit sheets, SSOP and wash reports, pre-operation check off log, packaging material usage, HACCP, glass audits and recycle procedure
Inspect bay and area washes and release for use
o Follow through on wash inspections to include sanitation effectiveness swabbing
o Perform product change over checks
Maintain retention samples for future reference when needed
o Collect proper amount of customer samples (may vary per customer) and ensure samples are correct or perfect. Record samples per customer guidelines and ship as necessary.
Maintain or resolve temperature and humidity controls/issues
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be proficient in Microsoft office programs. Pass sensory test with a B or above.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Two-year Associate's Degree in Laboratory Science or associated program and/or equal experience of at least 12 months of qualifying experience as a Level 1 Technician.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate with employees.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers, including decimals and fractions. Simple use of formulas, charts, tables, drawings, specifications, schedules, wiring diagrams, computer scanning devices, adjustable measuring instruments. Check reports, forms, records
and comparable data, where interpretation requires basic skills knowledge.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: GMP and safety certification, and HACCP Certification, Valid Driver's License


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