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Nestle Quality Assurance Technician in Waverly, Iowa

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Position Summary:

The Quality Technician is also responsible for other QA activities to support factory floor on shifts of production when demand is needed. Performing factory pre-operational inspections.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Auditing and verification of sanitation performance and GMP’s including pre-operational sanitation, maintenance of ATP units and procedural compliance. Frontline support for operations including collaborative problem solving, mentoring, trouble-shooting and continuous improvement.

  • Maintain laboratory chemicals, balance inventory of supplies and keep working environment in clean condition.

  • Prepares (and assures accuracy of) standards, reagents, etc. needed for analyses.

  • Knowledge of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.

  • Will perform chemistry analysis on finished product, Product Development (PD) samples, or raw materials.

  • Collect information (all pertinent facts) to make decisions or recommendations for disposition or follow up – relative to quality/food safety.

  • Support Continuous Improvement Initiatives for factory metrics to enable the achievement of business objectives (i.e. customer complaint investigations/returns, foreign bodies/material reduction team).

  • Promote Quality and Food Safety culture in the organization.

  • Take swabs and maintain data for the weekly Environmental Monitoring Program.

  • Assumes other duties as assigned by the QA Lab Supervisor, Factory Hygienist, and the QA Manager or Designee.

  • Assures adherence to safety regulations.

REQUIREMENTS/EDUCATION:

High School Diploma or equivalent or a minimum of 2 years work experience in a related field (Food Science / Quality).

Higher level training or related coursework/relevant degrees preferred.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Good judgment and logical deductive reasoning, critical thinking, implementation and analytical skills.

  • Professionalism.

  • Leadership qualities to work with management and coach others when necessary.

  • Speaks up and gives productive feedback.

  • Can execute non routine tasks with little supervision.

  • Have a deep understanding of a laboratory environment and maintenance and running of laboratory related equipment.

  • Strongly attentive to details, work independent of supervision, ability to run multiple job requirements / projects (multi-task effectively) and ability to retain information.

  • Computer skills Outlook, Access, Microsoft Office and internal Nestle / Minor’s systems (SAP) experience preferred.

Previous experience in a food manufacturing environment strongly preferred.

Must have basic proficiency of English language to comply with verbal and written directions, signs, policies and procedures.

Willing and able to stand on a frequent basis.

Willing and able to work overtime.

Willing and able to work various shifts.

Able to lift up to 50 pounds.

**This is a 3rd shift position (12 am-8 am)

Pay $27.55/hr

$1000 sign on bonus after 90 days

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. 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. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé 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 accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467

*Note: Nespresso is not a federal contractor and does not maintain affirmative action programs

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