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Quality Technician

Company: Nestle
Location: Dublin
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

If you're motivated by meaningful work that directly contributes to the wellbeing of your community, the Nestle Quality Assurance Center can offer you an unparalleled career. Our team is committed to being a force of good, protecting the safety and wellbeing of consumers across the nation. We provide comprehensive testing services to all of Nestle's production facilities and co-manufacturers, ensuring that our food and beverage products meet the highest safety, quality, and regulatory standards. As an organization, we're driven by our mission to strengthen consumer trust, and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm.This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.Position Summary:This position performs and documents routine tasks related to sample processing and assays using written operating procedures, standard laboratory methods, and/or basic laboratory techniques, functions and equipment. The position conducts specific procedures and tests within the laboratory requiring the use of applied knowledge and practical skills learned from on-the-job experience; modify or adapt techniques to fit special needs or problems; to calculate data from routine tests to final results and to evaluate such results for accuracy where expected findings are not precisely defined, but sufficient guidelines exist for reference; to assist with and occasionally perform specialized and non-routine tests and assays, and to maintain records of such work; to coordinate and plan assigned work with other technicians and scientists.Primary Responsibilities:Provide support to laboratory department by performing and/or coordinating a variety of Laboratory processes.

  • Registers and prepares samples for general analytical testing through data entry, weighing and physical homogenization.
  • Preps and performs routine to more complex analyses per NQAC methods.
  • Reads and records results of analyses, making sure to keep identification numbers matched with correct samples.
  • Operates basic laboratory equipment such as balances, pH meter, autoclave, etc.
  • Prepares (and assures accuracy of) standards, reagents, etc. needed for analyses.
  • Functions as primary data generator, records and calculates data.
  • Performs routine lab and department maintenance to keep area clean and orderly.
  • Conducts preliminary interpretations of data or observations, and drafts short reports to supervisor.
  • Carries out assignments in a timely, diligent, and safe manner and performs work in accordance with NQAC SOPs.
  • Assures adherence to safety regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Provide assurance of quality and support of quality processes for the Laboratory/Center.
    • Assure quality of results by assisting with establishment and maintenance of QA documents, plans and ICPs.
    • Document QA data and report to lead or management.
    • Assure equipment is maintained in reliable working order and make repairs or modifications within the capability of the Technician or request repairs.Processes/Methods
      • Identify and resolve process problems.
      • Participate/lead in Lean Laboratory initiatives.
      • Assist in write-up, review, and provide proper documentation for processes or methods as experience allows.Training
        • Attend internal and external training programs as assigned by management.
        • On-the-job instruction under direct supervision of other technicians or scientists.
        • Training other associates as experience and job needs dictate.Requirements:
          • High School diploma or equivalent required; undergraduate degree in closely related science preferred (i.e. Microbiology, Chemistry, Biology, et al.)
          • Relevant academic coursework or 1 year practical relevant experience in an analytical laboratory preferred.Skills:
            • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office Applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
            • English Language Skills (Basic reading, writing, speaking, etc.)
            • Professionalism
            • Ability to perform trained tasks at an above base level efficiency pace.
            • Contributes to a team environment and builds effective relationships.
            • Speaks up and gives productive feedback.
            • Moderate learning agility with ability to pick up new skills in a timely manner.
            • Can execute non routine tasks with little supervision.
            • Emerging level initiative, results focus, and follow through.Requisition ID:259507To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestle. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestle seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestle home.The Nestle Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Keywords: Nestle, Columbus , Quality Technician, Professions , Dublin, Ohio

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