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Quality Technician in Silver Springs, NY at Morton Salt

Date Posted: 12/26/2021

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Job Description

Major Job Accountabilities And Responsibilities include the following: Other duties may be assigned.

• Performs and oversees quality functions to assure product integrity.
• Obtains and analyzes samples throughout the process, evaluates results, and recommends or carries out remedial actions as delegated.
• Enters all test results, observations, etc. in appropriate logs per data entry requirements.
• Prepares Quality reports on a daily, weekly, monthly schedule.
• Prepares laboratory solutions and reagents, maintains lab fixtures, equipment, and instruments in a clean, neat and orderly fashion.
• Ensures the accuracy of laboratory analysis by routine standardization, calibrations, etc. as directed by Good Laboratory Practices.
• Monitors and sets all additive pumps and feeders throughout the process.

• Responsible for the weight capability studies.
• Observes facility operations to determine/ensure quality of operators and equipment performance.
• Serves as a technical resource for facility employees.
• Follows and enforces GMPs and Quality program.
• Follows and enforces Safety program.
• Assures compliance with environmental regulations and reports any and all excursions.

• Responsible for providing support for Corporate driven quality initiatives, projects, and investigations.

• Responsible for cross training with Quality Specialist’s duties to provide essential support for quality initiatives.

• Maintains current First Aid, CPR/AED Certification; Blood Borne Pathogen Training to provide assistance as required.
• Assists with training new employees and assures all employees are kept current in their training.

• Responsible for familiarity of Global Standards as they apply to BRC.

• 1st shift Lab Tech; Responsible for filling in for Quality Specialist during absences and is familiar with all aspects of Specialist’s role

• Remains current in all required company and job related training.
• Understands the needs of the business as a member of the supervisory team.
• Promotes harmonious working relationships.
• Represents Morton Salt ensuring proper business conduct and good public relations.


• Essential Duties
   • Accountable for completing assigned Goal Objectives as identified through the Morton Salt standardized performance management system.
   • Specific Assignments as delegated by Specialist or Manager.
   • Supervisory Responsibilities for hourly fill-in employees.

  • As a Feed & Food Safety Plan (FSP) Team Member, shall ensure duties or work instructions are in place and communicated to all staff involved with the plant’s FeSP & FSP program and how it applies to product Quality, Safety, Legality, and Authenticity.

This position ensures that Morton products are produced within specifications and in adherence to an established set of Quality policies and procedures.

Job Requirements

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

• Computer Skills

  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, & Word functions.
  • Communicates via e-mail as necessary.
  • Navigates to perform required training located on the local or corporate network.

• Customer Focus

  • Internal and external.

• Initiative

  • Seeks personal and operational improvements.
  • Recognizes the need to take action and does so.

• Interpersonal Skills

  • Works well with employees, peers, management and customers.
  • Handles employee issues and concerns when they arise.
  • Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
  • Follows through on commitments.

• Communication:

  • Must be able to accurately communicate with others both orally and in writing.

• Leadership Skills

  • Must be able to lead and direct others.
  • Needs to earn respect of employees, peers and management.

• Analytical Skills

  • Gathers information and evaluates data to assess operational situations.
  • Identifies problems and works toward resolution in a timely manner.
  • Knows decision making responsibilities / hierarchy for responsive action.

• Professional Development

  • Willing to attend training to improve related skills.

• Safety

  • Act as a First Aid Responder.
  • Puts safety above all other considerations.

• Teamwork

  • Works well alone or in group situations.
  • Able to function as team member or team leader.

• Technical Effectiveness

  • Learns and understands technical aspects of the process.
  • Able to teach others.

• Adaptability

  • Manages competing demands, multitasks.
  • Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Recognizes need for work schedule changes to match operational demands.

• Innovation

  • Displays original thinking and creativity.
  • Generates suggestions for improvement.

Education and/or Experience:
A 4 year science related degree (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, etc.), a 2 year degree with 1-3 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of advanced education and experience.

Certifications/Affiliations Required:

First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications-Blood Borne Pathogen Training

Language Skills:
Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general instructions, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Must have the ability to write general correspondence, reports, business correspondence, log data entries, etc.. Must have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of employees, managers, clients, customers, regulatory agencies, and the general public.

Basic desktop computer skills a must, experience with Microsoft Access and SAP is beneficial.

Experience with ISO 9001 quality systems.

Background and understanding of industry practices, general environmental protocols, application of safety and quality standards, and dealing with people is required.

HACCP and PCQI certification a plus.

Special Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

 • Works in general office and manufacturing plant environment. 

• May work any shift, as assigned - flexible schedule and overtime may be required. Responds to urgent or emergency situations outside of normal working hours, as needed.

• Works in seated or standing positions for prolonged periods of time. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is required to stand; be at heights; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs and ladders or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, walk/work on open grating. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 65 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision, close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts;    vibration, high, precarious places; fumes and/or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; steam, liquids, and gases at various pressures and temperatures, and variations of environmental temperatures, including outside weather conditions and extremely hot, humid inside conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with potential to high noise level areas. Personal Protective Equipment, hairnets, and beard snoods must be worn as required.