Quality Assurance Technician
Posted on: January 27, 2023
JOB TITLE: Quality Assurance Technician
FLSA STATUS: Hourly/Non-Exempt
STATUS: Full Time
BUSINESS SEGMENT: Human Nutrition & Health
REPORTS TO: Quality Supervisor
DATE UPDATED: 06/2021
Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty
ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of
life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the
finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide.? Our
corporate headquarters is in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley
area) and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing
sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and
Europe.? Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company
(NASDAQ - BCPC) with annual revenues over $640 million and a market
cap exceeding $3.0 billion. The company consists of three business
segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and
Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who
are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the
company into global market leadership positions.? To learn more
about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit
POSITION SUMMARY :
The primary role of technicians at this level is to support the
production, packaging, and warehouse operations. These technicians
will be required to perform post clean-up inspections, sample
testing, issuance of internally printed labels, release of incoming
packaging components/raw materials, data entry, CCP verification,
and the routing of samples to customers and 3rd party labs. This
function is directly tied to the day-to-day operation of equipment
and the production of product.
The incoming inspection, sampling, testing, and release of raw
materials and packaging components.
Auditing, swabbing and release of operations areas and equipment
post clean-up activities.
Issuance of product specific labeling that is generated at Balchem,
and verification of MPRs for the packaging team.
Verification of HACCP Program during the production of bulk and
Organoleptic and Physical testing of raw materials, Work-In-Process
Material (WIP), BULK and Retail Finished Goods (FG).
Collection and routing of samples to customers and 3rd party
Routine GMP Auditing of the production facility, providing daily
scores used to determine the audit readiness of the company.
Data entry for the accurate usage of raw materials and packaging
components used by the operations group during manufacturing.
GED, High School Diploma, or a minimum of 5 years of quality
experience in a dietary supplement, food, medical device, or
pharmaceutical setting are required.
Basic Computer Skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Power
BA or BS in a math or science-based program is preferred.
Continuing Education in auditing, problem solving, or root cause is
Knowledge of SQF, dietary supplement, and food GMPs is a plus.
Production environment in a manufacturing location
Noise level is moderate to loud
Exposure to machine noise and food dust
Regularly works near moving mechanical parts and with or around
Occasionally exposed to vibration and risk of electric shock
Production environment includes varying temperatures (heat, cold
May be exposed to allergens such as eggs, wheat, peanuts, dairy
products, tree nuts, and soy products, as well as latex and
Balchem is committed to a workplace culture that values and
promotes diversity, inclusion, equal employment opportunities, and
a work environment free of harassment and hostility.
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