In Collaboration with Quality Management, the Quality Technician is responsible for ensuring products are being produced in a manner that meets all product specification criteria. This always enables improved first pass quality and adherence to general manufacturing practices (GMPs) on the production floor. The Quality Technician provides real time review of in-process test data and batch documentation in order to limit the need for rework. The Quality Technician is the quality expert on the production floor and will guide and advise Operations Associates as necessary on GMP’s and proper documentation practices to ensure timely release of product or reaction to issues. NOTE: There are 2 positions available: One on 2nd shift: 2pm -10 pm and 1 position on 3rd shift-10:00 pm to 6 am. (Second and Third shift get paid a shift differential).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Conducts approval of pre-start-up activities including line/room clearance, and initial equipment checks.
Consistently reviews in-process batch documentation to ensure real-time compliance to product specifications, good documentation practices, company SOP’s and GMP’s. Error identification and review of production logbooks for accuracy and compliance.
Collects data and performs release of batch records.
Complies with company policies and procedures.
Responsible for conducting duties in compliance with safety rules, applicable SOPs and GMP guidelines.
Conduct regular quality line audits of in-process and finished goods against pre-defined characteristics to validate that all process/product requirements have been satisfied.
Document audit results on the appropriate QA forms noting out-of-spec conditions found and/or other observations.
Perform burst and dissolution on in-process material to ensure that product meets intended performance requirements.
Perform Lot Code validations.
Set-up checkweighers and perform control weight validations at a determined frequency.
Investigate production related QA problems and make recommendations.
Visual verification of raw material and packaging material to validate material is in spec to artwork and functionality requirements and is used for its intended purpose on the correct product.
Execute the plant non-conforming materials procedure when out-of-specification conditions are observed.
Assist individuals to understand WHY something is not right when process and/or product nonconformance’s are identified.
Notify supervisor of unusual problems, delays, and/or safety issues.
This role may be asked to temporarily work in Production during plant slow times.
Radienz Living is a leading North American manufacturer of home and personal care products, such as unit dose, disinfectant wipes, all-purpose cleaners, facial wipes, and baby wipes. With nine manufacturing plants and warehouses in North America, the company provides customers with private label solutions and contract manufacturing services for products found in retail and institutional markets. Radienz Living is passionate about providing its customers with exceptional manufacturing capabilities through its commitment to agility in innovation, trust and reliability, and sustainable creation that support a cleaner way of living.
Radienz Living, formerly known as U.S. Nonwovens, was founded in 1995 by its previous owners, originally as dryer sheet manufacturers supplying private label customers. The company eventually expanded operations organically by gradually building on nonwovens core competency to develop manufacturing capabilities across all major consumer wet wipes applications, such as disinfecting wipes and baby wipes, and other dry consumer wipes products, such as dry floor cleaners. Through acquisition, the company expanded into liquids products and other home care pro...ducts, including detergents, fabric softeners and other cleaners.
Throughout the years, the company has built robust quality systems, multiple GMP certifications, and in-house FDA/EPA microbiology, quality control, chemistry, and R&D labs. In 2019, Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, acquired a controlling interest in U.S. Nonwovens. Later that same year, U.S. Nonwovens acquired Soluble Packaging Solutions, which is North America’s largest independent manufacturer of unit dose packaging for dish, laundry, and other categories.