Diageo Quality Technician in Plainfield, Illinois
Job Description :
The Quality/Food Safety Team is responsible for supporting the Production Team in ensuring that Diageo's products are produced in compliance with TTB and Company regulations, and that these products meet the expectations of our discerning consumer base. This role as part of the team will play a key role in delivering on the quality and food safety commitments of the organization in ensuring that Diageo's high standards are maintained. As a secondary function, they will be expected to gain an understanding of the calibration, maintenance and basic repair of the testing equipment utilized for quality analysis in the laboratory and in production. They will also be expected to contribute their technical expertise to solve problems for the plant operations and participate in cross-functional work-teams. This position will work closely with the other shift Quality/ Food Safety Technician and Operations Team Members to support in the accurate analysis of our products and ingredients through the use of testing equipment. This will require them to be able to quickly analyze a problem and provide timely remedies to ensure a continuous flow of production. The ability to multi-task and prioritize their workload is critical to being successful in this role.
Purpose of Role:
As a member of the plant Quality team, the Quality/Food Safety Technician is responsible for ensuring that production maintains the established standards and quality control systems outlined by Diageo to safely produce quality cases of our various distilled products that meet Diageo's commercially accepted criteria. As a vital member of the team, this specific position will focus primarily on:
Providing quality leadership on the shift
Performing microbiological testing of water, distilled products and ingredients.
Performing process audits to monitor compliance to Global Risk Management and North American Standards
Performing inspections of raw materials to ensure conformance to product specifications
Performing sensory analysis of in process products, finished products and ingredients
Performing analytical testing on in process products, finished products and ingredients to ensure adherence to product specifications
Development, implementation and maintenance of an asset care program for testing equipment that covers maintenance, calibration, repair and replacement.
Document procedures to ensure consistency in the use and operation of test equipment
Define the requirements and train Quality/Food Safety Technicians to perform basic troubleshooting of equipment.
Perform microbiological testing and analysis in accordance with Company defined protocols
Provide Quality/Food Safety Technician coverage as required
Assist Operations with rollout and compliance of food safety items in Infinity QS (PM’s, startup checklists, OPRP’s, etc.)
Food Safety Inspection Program (closing of findings, communication of findings, preventative actions)
Active participation (self-directed) on the Food Safety Team
Manage color coding program (right tools, right places, ordering of replacements, etc.)
GMP inspections - weekly
ISO Audit participation and preparation
Track/Update/Communicate food safety issues (to Operations and Leadership Team)
Deliver on Quality/Food Safety objectives as assigned
Qualifications and Experience Required:
Degree/Diploma in Science or Engineering preferred or 3-5 years of analytical experience in a laboratory or in a plant environment
Ability to analyze issues and provide logical resolutions
Strong communication and writing skills
Strong organization skills
Ability to multi-task
Familiarity with HPLC, spectrophotometer,alcolyzerand other equipment used in analysis of distilled products and ingredients is a plus
Familiarity with microbiological test methodology is a plus.
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Ever since Arthur Guinness took out a 9,000 year lease on a Dublin brewery, some 250 years ago, we became a business that is defined by the character of the people who work here. It took immense character from Alexander Walker to convince the captains of every ship in the port of Glasgow to take crates of Johnnie Walker to the four corners of the world. Today, nothing’s changed.
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