Blommer Chocolate Company

Quality Assurance Technician

Job Locations CA-ON-Campbellford
ID
2022-1525
Category
Manufacturing/Operations
Type
Full Time

Overview

Blommer Chocolate Company is the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America.  The company provides comprehensive business solutions for domestic and international customers of all sizes in the confectionery, baking, and dairy industries. Blommer has been providing delicious, high-quality chocolate and cocoa products to customers since 1939.  We are continuing to grow and are looking for motivated and reliable Senior Quality Technician to help in our mission of Bringing Chocolate to Life!

 

Job summary:

 

The Quality Laboratory Technician is required to adhere to all aspects of quality assurance and quality control programs for the Campbellford facility.  This “hands on” role requires verification that quality standards are met by conducting appropriate testing methods and procedures.  The Quality Laboratory Technician is required to perform these duties in a safe and responsible manner while following all of Blommer Chocolate Companies policies.

Responsibilities

Position duties:

  • Ensure that all of the requirements as set forth in the Quality Assurance/Control Programs in conjunction with adherence to the safe manufacture of food
  • Comply with (and play a leadership role with respect to) all requirements of the Ontario Health and Safety Act & Regulations and Blommer Health & Safety policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of each production process and products including components and functions
  • Providing good customer service with regards to general product inquires; certificates of analysis, and all standard regulatory documents.
  • Provide guidance on interpretation of Quality assurance and control programs.
  • Monitor key programs
  • Understand the critical success factors of each process and be able to diagnose and solve critical and chronic problems using root cause analysis
  • Maintain and evaluate operation of all laboratory equipment and spare parts inventories
  • Validate product through instrumentation testing & physical testing of raw materials, in process material and finished goods as well as use of outside laboratories.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate records of all incoming materials, daily test results and all out going shipments.
  • Establish effective vendor relationships with outside laboratories and maintain appropriate service/ maintenance agreements on all lab equipment
  • Always foster strong relationships between lab and other departments utilizing a team/ customer based approach
  • Ensure effective written and oral communication within the lab team and user department.
  • Document standard work instructions for routine and repetitive tasks
  • Maintain key performance indicators (KPI)
  • Ensure all duties are performed in a timely and satisfactory manner
  • Provide training on Quality programs to employees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of lab experience, preferably in a food manufacturing environment.
  • A 2-year diploma in Food Science or Chemistry/Microbiology or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of food safety programs such as GMP’s and HACCP is required.
  • Above average computer, communication, presentation, and organization skills are mandatory.
  • Hands on, goal orientation individual with high level of enthusiasm, drive, and character. Ability to multi-task, detail oriented and organized.
  • Strong value system, demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others. Excellent problem-solving skills to frame solutions to complex issues through teamwork and cooperation across all functional areas.
  • Self-motivated, hardworking, and confident with both technical, business, and human resource skills.

We offer a competitive starting wage for the qualified, chosen candidate. Blommer understands that our employees are our biggest assets. With this in mind we offer a generous benefits package that includes Paid Time Off, Health, Dental and Life Insurance, a Pension Plan (after a one-year probationary period) and 10 pounds of free chocolate for your birthday and much more!

 

Blommer Chocolate Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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