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Ralston Purina Company.

Houston, TX

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Quality Tech','17007369','!*!As the nation’s leading bottled water company, Nestlé Waters North America 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.


Nestlé Waters consists of four business units: Corporate, Retail, Supply Chain and ReadyRefresh by Nestlé. 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.


Position Key Focus Areas:

Quality Assurance Technician ensures the quality of processes, raw materials and finished products through inspection, diagnosis and record keeping in a high volume, light manufacturing environment. Perform multiple tasks including: on line inspection, sanitation and cleaning activities. Use various types of test equipment in both production and laboratory settings. Communicate with production technicians and team leaders to troubleshoot (problem solve or resolve) quality issues.

Position Responsibilities:

Ensures the quality of all processes from raw materials to finished products through inspection, diagnosis and record keeping.

Ensure compliance with all NWNA Quality Programs.

Lead and drive all NWNA food safety initiatives to ensure the production of safe and high quality products.

Provide all necessary support for internal /external audits and provide sustainable corrective/ preventive actions for gaps.

Conduct third party warehouse audits and trade audits to ensure integrity of our product throughout the supply chain.

Ability to trend analytical data and perform root cause analysis

Perform equipment evaluations, maintenance, and calibrations (ICPs). (including ozone, UV, and filtration equipment)

Work with other departments in leading/teaching/educating factory employees in quality control systems.

Review daily paperwork for all lines to make release decisions, including coaching line operators for missing documentation.

Ability to make hold dispositions and complete product hold and segregation with the help of production and warehouse teams

Document Control maintenance, updating and administration

Sensory program management as required by NWNA

GMP monitoring and implementation

Conduct chromatographic and spectroscopic analysis for bromate and acetaldehyde

Conduct chemistry testing for process water and finished products

Assist with weekend and night coverage as needed for the QA team.

Assist with consumer complaint processing and reporting,

Conduct microbiological analysis of product and process samples

HAACP and Hygienist experience a plus

 ','!*!Minimum Requirements:

Minimum of 2 years lab experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, Chemistry, or relevant field or equivalent work experience preferred.

Knowledge of Ion Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, and Microbiology required

Understanding of quality systems and processes

Must be detail oriented and possess a high level of organization

Ability to make data driven decisions

Strong analytical skills

Commitment to Safety process, knowledge, and participation

Ability to learn and adapt to changing environment

Must exhibit strong leadership skills and initiative

Possess strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills to interact with all plant personnel and vendors

Ability to set and achieve goals

Must be flexible with work hours to accommodate production demands

Knowledge of Microsoft Office systems and strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Equal Opportunity Employer  


Nestlé Waters North America is the nation’s leading bottled water company.  Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestlé Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna.  Our tea brands are Nestea, Tradewinds and Sweet Leaf.  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 Nestlé Waters?

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Ralston Purina Company.
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The reason we're so invested in the quality of our food is because we love pets as much as you do. You’ll find pets in our homes, and even sitting by our feet as we work in our offices. Our passion for pets goes beyond pushing pet nutrition forward, and into forging partnerships in the pet welfare world and raising awareness of what pets truly need. After all, we've seen firsthand how powerful the bond with a pet can be, and the many unique ways that pets can strengthen our families and bring our communities closer. Because we want dedicated and passionate employees on our team, we make sure that Purina is a great place to work. You can tell from the moment you walk in the door that our world revolves around pets, whether you're seeing the art on the walls or the many cats and dogs that employees bring to work every day. Recently, ranked Purina No. 3 on their 2015 Best Places to Work – an Employees’ Choice Award list. For eight consecutive years, we've been recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as the "Best Place to Work" and for the past three years, Purina has been recognized as the best place to work in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. We're proud of the fact that we help make our employees happy. Our quest to drive pet nutrition forward and conduct industry-leading research on the wellbeing of pets pushes our company to do more year after year. We work hard for your pets every day, and we love doing it.

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