Quality Technician
Diageo - Plainfield, NJ

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As a member of the plant quality team, the Quality 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
Management Responsibilities
This position reports to the respective Quality Team Leader.

Complexity of Role
This position will work closely with the other shift Quality 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. 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.

Outputs/Deliverables
Deliver on Quality objectives as assigned
Perform microbiological testing and analysis in accordance with Company defined protocols for submitted samples to support plant operations
Test instrumentation methods and results to insure appropriate accuracy
Ensure delivery of all License to Operate and other company deliverables

Experience
Degree/Diploma in Chemistry, Microbiology 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, alcolyzer and other equipment used in analysis of distilled products and ingredients is a plus
Familiarity with performing distillations and/or microbiological test methodology is a plus.

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Diageo's company parties must be the talk of the town. It is the leading premium spirits business in the world by volume, net sales,...