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Quality Assurance Technician I - 1st Shift

Company: Agropur MSI
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

For Current Agropur Employees:
Please apply for this job through the Career application of your Workday Home Page.

Job Type:

Working at Agropur means choosing a committed employer who invests daily to give its employees the means to develop professionally. It is also means being part of a large family where simplicity and honesty are lived on a daily basis and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. Invest in yourself and join Agropur to realize your full potential.

Who we are :

We are an employee-focused organization that promotes from within and are looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented employees to join our growing team. Founded in 1938, Agropur is a top 20 global dairy processor. In addition to being one of the largest award-winning cheese manufacturers, Agropur is a leader in high quality and diverse nutritional whey proteins. Agropur's 10 US-based, SQF Certified plants are behind some of the most prominent food, beverage, and nutrition brands in the industry. Vertically integrated by design, Agropur provides future-forward solutions in the areas of cheese, ingredients, beverages, and custom contract manufacturing services. "Better Dairy. Better World."

What this role is all about :

We are looking for a Quality Assurance Technician I to join our 1st shift team in La Crosse, WI.

The Quality Assurance Technician I supports Agropur's commitment to food safety & quality by monitoring and verifying production parameters in accordance with Quality programs. The Quality Assurance Technician I is responsible for ensuring organization standards and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) are followed to preserve integrity of the products while providing feedback for continuous improvements for the Quality System.
Enforce all aspects of the plant's quality functions in compliance with plant and corporate level standard operating procedures (SOPs), good manufacturing practices (GMPs), and company safety policies.
Approve all finished batches and verifies they are prepared using the correct ingredient quantities according to the manufacturing record.
Review and Approve all labels used in production.
Verify and correct any changes made to production paperwork, components, documentation, and labels used for the production lines.
Conduct start-up inspections and hourly checks on production lines.
Approve production lines for operation and individual parts for use based on equipment examination and surface sampling.
Perform various laboratory testing including in-line sensory, in-line titratable acidity, in-line pH, flow agent evaluation, ATP swabbing, equipment sponge swabbing, and in-line production sampling.

The Requirements (Minimum Qualifications):
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Knowledge of HACCP, GMPs and FDA required.

The Extras (Preferred Qualifications):
Associate's Degree in Science field preferred.
Knowledge of quality assurance procedures and sampling requirements preferred.
Minimum one (1) year production/manufacturing experience preferred.
Equivalent combination of education and/or experience will be considered.

What we offer you:
Agropur offers its employees a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package focusing on your physical, financial and emotional health to include the following: Health, Dental and Vision options
Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
Company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability
401(k) Retirement Plan with a 4% company match
Tuition Reimbursement Program
Health and Wellness Programs to include Wellness Incentives and Employee Assistance Program
Opportunities for discretionary bonus' and discretionary 401(k) contributions based on Company financial performance.
Paid Time Off Program, Holiday Pay and Bereavement

An environment that upholds our five core values: Boldness, Collaboration, Communication, Excellence and Integrity
Opportunities for advancement
Training programs
Employee Referral Program
Community Involvement

The Location:

Our La Crosse, WI, plant is home to approximately 330 employees. This facility supplies the food, beverage, and nutritional industries with innovative functional ingredients and superior quality contract manufacturing services.

La Crosse, WI, is nestled between the Mississippi River and the rolling river bluffs. This town is home to a plethora of colleges, high-quality health care, community events, and cultural opportunities. If you want to enjoy outdoor activities there are many opportunities, such as hiking, cycling, skiing, and boating. The town hosts multiple events annually and is famously known for their Oktoberfest celebration as well as offering a minor league baseball team. Visit the La Crosse Chamber site for more information on local events.

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Keywords: Agropur MSI, La Crosse , Quality Assurance Technician I - 1st Shift, Professions , La Crosse, Wisconsin

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