QC/QA Analyst

  • Type: Dummy/Stock
  • Job #40677
  • City: Columbus
  • State: OH

The analyst position is key in maintaining the quality of incoming ingredients, in line product, and finished product. This person shall report any non-conformance of finished product to the QA Supervisor or Manager.
Essential Functions/Primary Responsibilities:
Collect samples of ingredients, products or packages and monitor test according to established procedures; monitor processes to ensure they are operating consistently; document neatly and precisely all results; Label and maintain samples of ingredients and samples for retains and shelf life monitoring; organize collected data for management review; maintain lab equipment in a clean and orderly fashion; communicate non-compliant results immediately to management; monitor plant for compliance to GMP’s; recommend methods to improve and process to reduce waste, improve productivity, improve quality and/or consistency; accurately weigh colors, flavors and other small ingredients; test R&D samples for Food Safety & specification development.
Specific Tests/Skills

  • Analyze the pH, viscosity, water activity, brix, density, taste, color, texture and appearance of ingredients, in-process, and finished products
  • Perform titrations to obtain salt, lactic and acetic acid concentrations
  • Prepare flavors and dyes for ingredients
  • Inspect production lines and validate integrity of all testing components
  • Assist in projects involving shelf life studies and auditing retains


  • Current students pursuing a BS in Chemistry, Biology or Food Science or recent graduate in specified fields preferred.
  • Basic math and science skills
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions
  • Make and record observations and efficiently organize work tasks and time
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Be able to work and contribute in a team environment
  • Dependable and able to work part-time hours without scheduling conflicts
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