Quality Technician - 3rd Shift Miller Milling Co Winchester, VA 22603

Title Quality Technician - 3rd Shift
Date 06 August 2020
Company Miller Milling Co
City Winchester, VA 22603

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Full Description :


Direct reporting to the Quality Manager responsible for the quality of grain based product produced during scheduled work hours throughout the sampling, analytical test and result analysis.

The role requires complete adherence to mpany’s Food Safety, Safety, and Quality policies and expectations through successful completion of training and demonstrated in practice. Interacts with other departments to communicate testing results.

This is a 3rd Shift position

Primary Duties:

Quality Analysis

  • Perform chemical, physical and instrumentation testing and analysis of raw materials, in-process ingredients, finished product and R&D samples to ensure specifications are met.
  • Ensure that daily production meets all product standards and production schedules.
  • Perform analysis on in-process and finished products and review and audit daily tailings report.
  • Prepare and analyze all wheat samples brought to the laboratory (including running all required analysis and recording).
  • Run manual moistures and ash as needed.
  • Insure proper mill control by reviewing and verifying the calibration of all analytical equipment in the laboratory.
  • Record data in quality control log, on SharePoint online system as required.
  • Communication of out of spec product with mill, and blending personnel.
  • Keep the Head Miller informed of milling sample results like ash, protein and moisture.
  • Prepare and maintain standard samples current for comparison.
  • Perform all testing related to internal and external Cross Check Programs.
  • Verify incoming ingredient supplier Certificate of Analysis.

Administration & Lab Upkeep

  • Responsible for cleaning and maintain good housekeeping in the laboratory.
  • Maintain minimum stocks of all laboratory equipment and supplies.
  • Set-up, plan, research, perform and complete lab projects as required.
  • Creation and Submission of Certificates of Analysis to customers and of shipments.
  • Perform other responsibilities as requested.


  • High school diploma or GED. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemistry, related fields, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 1 year experience as laboratory analyst or related experience
  • Knowledge in basic laboratory and analytical procedures
  • Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent organization skills, and abilities to make decisions on quality issues
  • Ability to work any shift and required overtime

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Work involves daily exposure to common grain milling elements such as dirt, dust, fumes, and noise. Seasonal exposure to weather elements includes, but is not limited to, extreme temperatures and humidity.
  • Work environment involves daily exposure to physical risks such as working around forklifts, chemical hazards, and ovens.
  • Position requires the ability to stand, sitting frequently at a desk, walking around the office and plant; carrying/lifting packages up to 50 pounds on occasion; finger and hand dexterity to use keyboard, laboratory equipment; bending, stooping, reaching and kneeling on a daily basis. Vision requirements are close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.
  • Personal protective equipment, as defined by mpany will be provided

mpany is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. mpany is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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