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Nestle Q.A. Technician in Kingfield, Maine

As the nation’s leading bottled water company, BlueTriton Brands is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we’re also committed to developing our people – enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

BlueTriton Brands consists of five business units: Corporate, Commercial, Supply Chain, Technical & Production and ReadyRefresh by BlueTriton Brands. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you’ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that’s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You’ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It’s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions – all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

This is a tremendous opportunity! We offer competitive pay based on education, experience, and other qualifications. We also offer comprehensive benefits including medical, prescription, dental, vision, flex, life, disability, EAP, 401(k) with match, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and more!

We are currently seeking a Quality Technician to join our team with a current start pay of $22.10 per hour, (with an $1.00 increase after 6 months) and a night-shift incentive of $1.00.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

*Operate, maintain and calibrate laboratory instruments as required by the ICP / calibration program

*Provide training to employees including new hires and maintain training records and matrix

*Perform all quality testing as outlined in QMS and ensure regulatory requirements are met

*Collect, prepare, test, read, record and analyze all micro samples as required by BTB

*Perform and report all chemical testing as required by BTB with disposition and root cause analysis

*Sensory coordinator and manage sensory program as required by BTB including library maintenance

*GMP monitoring and implementation

*CIP program and Pest Control Program monitoring and record keeping

*Internal and external auditing including implementing / monitoring corrective actions

*Provide leadership for BTB quality initiatives and both internal and external audits

*Manage and maintain SOP, documentation and records in Team room location.

*Review / monitor consumer complaints and perform complaint closure as needed

*Perform and pass all NWNA proficiency tests

*Monitor and maintain overall hygienic condition of facility

*Provide backup / support for QA positions as needed

*Maintain / create all SOPs relevant to position

*FSBO and SBO program participation

*Support factory Release Program

*Maintain and follow up issues addressed in the Master Gap List

*Conduct sampling of sources and finished product to meet requirements and analyze results

*Complete projects assigned by Quality Manager


Key qualifications include:

*Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology, Food Science /Technology or comparable Science field

*Knowledge of water chemistry and experience working with chemicals

*Strong microbiology / science background

*Auditing Skills

*SPC knowledge is preferable

*CIP and cleaning systems and procedures is preferable

*Corrective / preventive action knowledge and understanding

*Understanding of microbiological principles and test procedures is preferable

*Able and willing to work 12 hour shifts including the potential for nights, weekends and holidays

*Ability to move/handle 50 lbs and stand on your feet for long periods of time throughout the day

To our veterans and separated service members: you are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join BlueTriton Brands The skills that you have gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are aligned with the skills that we look for when we think about what success looks like at BlueTriton Brands. We hope that you will consider sharing in our mission and purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.

BlueTriton Brands is the nation’s leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, and Pure Life. We’re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship – most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you’ll receive a competitive total rewards package – something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It’s not just the work that you’ll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you’ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you’d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at BlueTriton Brands?

Applicants with criminal histories are welcome to apply.

BlueTriton Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Disabled/Veteran.

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