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Quality Technician III

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Location: Deming, NM, United States

Job Function: Innovation Quality & Food Safety

Req Number: 568

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We are a leading food and agri-business, supplying food ingredients, feed, and fiber to over 19,800 customers who range from multi-national, world famous brands to small family run businesses.
Each customer depends on us to provide goods and services that are safe, on-time and consistently in line with the required specification. They also rely on us to help them innovate and create new opportunities.
Established in 1989, and now listed on the Singapore Exchange, our team of 74,500 full-time, seasonal, and contract employees have built leadership positions in many of our businesses such as Cocoa, Coffee, Edible Nuts and Spices.
As well as growing crops in our own orchards and estates, and sourcing from around 4.8 million farmers globally, we operate over 160 processing facilities, and through our 14 innovation centers. We develop ingredients and find solutions for our customers. Our value chain spans over 60 countries. We also provide support services including risk management solutions and agri-logistics. 
ofi is a global leader offering naturally good food & beverage ingredients and solutions. At the forefront of consumer trends, we provide manufacturers and retailers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is part of that delight. From plant to palate, we take care of the ingredients. We are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. We add value through our unique manufacturing footprint and natural, delicious and nutritious products. Our fresh ideas help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices to create naturally healthy and delicious food & beverage products. Whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.
Position Summary
Reporting to the Quality Supervisor, the QA Technician III plays an important role in maintaining the highest standard for Food Safety, Quality and Legality. These functions take place in the Plant and Quality lab areas.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and can learn and perform basic lab tests using company provided instruments.
Position Responsibilities
  • Performs lab tasks in a microbiology and chemistry capacity.
  • Uses approved chemicals in lab.
  • Performs record reviews.
  • Raises any quality issues or non-conformances to supervision.
  • Conducts Fill/Net weight testing.
  • Conducts HACCP related CCP testing.
  • Conducts Product code verification.
  • Performs Visual Defect and Destruct Testing on glass jars and cans.
  • Performs Post-Cook evaluation of glass jars and cans.
  • Conducts Total Solid testing.
  • Collects samples from any of the Production lines
  • Performs drum and label line inspections
  • Conducts pre-op inspection and collects ATP swabs
  • Perform Microbiology plating
  • Perform equipment calibration
  • Complete COA’s and QA inspections
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
Position Requirements
  • Must be currently working as a QA Technician II and complete all training requirements or have experience/training from prior position.
  • Forklift certification required
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Minimum 2 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination.
  • Must have ability to perform tasks in a microbiology and chemistry lab, using chemicals for testing.
  • Must have knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices.
  • Must have knowledge of Good Documentation practices.
  • Must have ability to read, analyze and write reports.
  • Must have ability to perform basic math calculations.
  • Must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and committed to quality mindset.
  • Must work well under pressure and be highly responsive to short deadlines.
  • Must have ability to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations.
  • Having 2-3 years in an analytical role in consumer products is a plus.
  • Having food manufacturing experience is a plus.
  • Being proficiency with MS programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is a plus.
  • Be able to work in a light industrial and somewhat warm environment during summer or cool areas during the winter.