PDS Tech Inc Quality Assurance Tester in Northampton, Massachusetts
PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Quality Assurance Tester in Northampton, MA
Accountable for efficient and accurate quality testing of ingredients and finished products to ensure product and package integrity in accordance with standard operating procedures.
Perform the quality inspection functions for finished products to assure product quality and package integrity is within specifications.
Perform all documentation associated with quality checks and data entry.
Set-up and calibrate test equipment and prepare testing reagents.
Perform all required microbiological testing and testing on: Brix, pH, Acid, Assay and Vitamin C when used in the products.
Performs mixing operations and of cleaning equipment via computer entries.
Monitor inventory of supplies and order materials/supplies as required.
Place product and raw materials on hold and complete hold notifications as required.
Inspect incoming ingredients and perform all required testing as needed.
Operate and perform quality tests on the treated water system.
Complies with all Food Safety/Security policies and procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
Qualification & Requirements
Must possess a High school diploma or GED equivalent, Associate degree in Science or related field is preferred.
1- 2 years’ experience in quality testing / manufacturing are preferred
Must be able to maintain a strong level of confidentiality – all formulas are confidential
Solid math skills are required along with basic reading and writing skills
Must successfully pass Aon (behavioral/personality test) assessment test
Ability to move at least 65 lbs. a distance of 5 feet and stand and perform repetitive motions for extended periods (2 hours) are required
Must be able to safely operate a forklift
Basic knowledge of the lab’s equipment such as: Refractometer, pH meter, Auto titrator, Density Meter, Turbidity Meter are required
Knowledge of OSHA Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) procedures and an understanding of the control of Hazardous Energy are needed
Must possess knowledge of sanitation and food handling standards or GMP preferred
Must have strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work efficiently under stressful situations
What We Can Do For You
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.