Quality Control Assistant Chemist
The Western Sugar Cooperative - Torrington, WY

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JOB REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIESThis position is responsible for the accurate collection, analysis, recording and reporting of all relevant process data/control; including the interpretation and translation of that data into useful information. These responsibilities are intended to provide all members of the management team receive actionable information to execute upon. In order to maximize the safety, quality, environmental conditions and efficiency of the operation, this position requires management skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization. This position covers manufacturing plants, as well as the supply chain operations (packaging and warehousing areas), both permanent and temporary, within the region as assigned by the immediate supervisor.GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIESUnder the direction of the Quality Control Senior Chemist or Quality Control Technical Manager, this position will include, but is not limited to the following activities:
•The process control of the operation; from production materials to finished product, as well as by-products, effluents and emissions.
•Ensure proper and relevant sampling occurs.
•Execution of laboratory tests and equipment calibration that gauge and support the operation.
•Upholding defined testing, product quality, safety and environmental standards.
•Function as an information source to all company departments
•Provide accurate inventory of the lab materials and measurements in related areas.
•Responsible for the final product determination.
•Audit quality and sanitation practices and policies to ensure they are effectively in place. These include HACCP, pest control, chemical programs (managed by him/her), master sanitation schedules, self audits, Health Department, FDA, AIB and BRC audits, GMP adherence, EPA, OSHA, etc.
•Effective management of the Laboratory functions in the region.
•Effective management of the human resources of the regional department including periodic evaluation, disciplinary actions, etc. in compliance with the labor contract, company policies and federal and state regulations.
•Coordination of resources towards company goals and objectives of Safety, Quality, Business Ethics, and Costs.
•Effectively plan, schedule, and coordinate all lab personnel to ensure optimal coverage in sync with operation needs.
•Champion-within the department- the safety program and cooperate with the plant staff to continually improve the safety of the overall operation of the location. Manages the First Aid program of the sites and keeps control of the incident recording in the corresponding directory.
•Adherence to management directives and providing relevant feedback.
•Timely documentation processing for daily, weekly, and monthly reporting and auditing.
•Maintenance and processing relevant requirements of all environmental permits at the factory level.
•Reports to Quality Control SR Chemist or Technical Manager. In the absence of the immediate supervisor, this position is responsible for all laboratory and quality functions in the area.EDUCATION
•Required to have, at a minimum, a Bachelor†s of Science WORK ENVIRONMENT
•Work environment involves working in laboratory setting, around moving machines in production and storage facilities with temperature extremes, including outdoors, and handling of hazardous testing and sanitation chemicals. Physical demands include lifting of moderately heavy items, walking and climbing.
•This position requires some driving throughout the company facilities.SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
•Applicants considered for this position are required to have the disposition necessary to establish a career path within the organization.

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