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Quality Technician

Emerson, New Jersey
Job Type
20 Jul 2022

Pay Grade: E 

Job Description

The primary function of a Quality Assurance Technician is to ensure the integrity of quality and food safety products throughout the manufacturing process by utilizing various standards and established testing methods, standard operating procedures, and adherence to protocols and policies. A critical goal of this function position is to support and assist the Quality Assurance Department and site operations team in all aspects to drive the continuous improvement of quality in the Stepan, Maywood Plant. Provide leadership and technical support with an emphasis on consumer requirements, continuous product quality improvement, and productivity requirements.

Essential Duties:

    This position involves a combination of visually monitoring various aspects of plant operations, or physically obtaining samples and testing in the quality laboratories
    Perform all applicable analytical tests on raw ingredients, in-process and finished products
    Prepare testing solutions, equipment calibrations, general maintenance, and upkeep of the laboratory
    Assist in identifying and managing HOLD & restricted inventory products 
    Reviews and maintain a master list of instruments, calibration of instrumentations, ensures that instruments do not get out of calibration, and primary person to set up and send out instrumentations for calibration
    Maintain the current master list for Sanitation and Cleaning Chemicals with Safety Data Sheets.   Verify and check batch manufacturing records, cleaning, & sanitation records in real-time before the product is shipped to the customer
    Inputting work order requests for lab & facility during, and after inspections of regular services from the audits
    Continuously improve plant GMPs through daily inspection and regular audits of the plant
    Assist management in the implementation of procedures, protocols, and policies, and monitoring for compliance of such as ISO 9001:2015 and GFSI audits
    Perform data entry on QA database and assist management in data trending
    Identify quality, procedure, and policy deviations; effectively report such deviations and provide accurate information on time and as needed
    Provide leadership in our continuous improvement plans
    Provides technical assistance to production personnel as needed
    Maintain a safe work environment for all employees
    Other duties deemed necessary by the site management


    Minimum of 1 to 3 years of quality assurance experience within food, beverage, or dietary supplements manufacturing environment required
    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, detail-oriented
    Capable of making a sound decision and teamwork skills are essential
    Computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheets
    Provide a safe work environment through auditing of working conditions
    Familiar with GMPs, Pest Control, Food Defense, SOPs, and FDA-regulated environment
    Ability to follow written procedures and established test methods
    Effective oral and written communication skills
    Must have the ability to work with diverse groups of people with varying levels of education, expertise, and backgrounds
    General knowledge of production processes, food lab instrumentation, laboratory test methods
    Ability to follow oral and written instructions and have good organizational skills
    Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    Ability to perform office and data entry work
    Ability to perform some physical lifting up to 50 lb
    Must be willing and able to work shifts
    Must be able to work flexible hours as needed


    A bachelor's degree is required in Chemistry, Biology or Technical Sciences





Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.


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  • Job Reference: 662888258-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Stepan Company
  • Location: Emerson, New Jersey
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent