Quality Technician - Weekend AM (Sat, Sun, Mon 5:45am to 6:00pm)

  • 8515 Page Ave, St. Louis, MO 63114, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Vi-Jon is one of the nation's oldest brand and private label Health and Beauty Care companies, serving retailers in all 50 states and Canada. For over 100 years, the Vi-Jon name has come to represent some of the highest standards in the manufacturing of quality products in the Health and Beauty Care industry. The Vi-Jon corporate headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri, and we operate manufacturing and distribution centers in Missouri and Tennessee 24 hours a day.   

Vi-Jon is a company of tradition and commitment to our associates and our customers, and our company culture reflects that. By joining Vi-Jon, you will become part of a team-oriented and entrepreneurial culture that allows associates to grow both personally and professionally. We recognize that a company is not a building, production line, equipment or products, but people. Our company is not made up of just people, but individuals who together make up a team - the Vi-Jon team  

Vi-Jon is one of the nation's oldest brand and private label Health and Beauty Care companies, serving retailers in all 50 states and Canada. For over 100 years, the Vi-Jon name has come to represent some of the highest standards in the manufacturing of quality products in the Health and Beauty Care industry. The Vi-Jon corporate headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri, and we operate manufacturing and distribution centers in Missouri and Tennessee 24 hours a day.   

Vi-Jon is a company of tradition and commitment to our associates and our customers, and our company culture reflects that. By joining Vi-Jon, you will become part of a team-oriented and entrepreneurial culture that allows associates to grow both personally and professionally. We recognize that a company is not a building, production line, equipment or products, but people. Our company is not made up of just people, but individuals who together make up a team - the Vi-Jon team  

Job Description

Job Title: QUALITY ASSURANCE TECHNICIAN / WEEKEND AM   

Work Schedule: 5:45AM to 6:00PM  (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

Hourly Pay Rate: $13.86 plus $1.50 Shift Differential and an opportunity for a Monthly Bonus payout   

POSITION SUMMARY: Monitors and measures quality on packaging lines to assure proper monitoring of fill weights, torque specifications, labels and packaging components along with various quality functions to assure that production produces a good quality product.  

Essential Functions:   

1. Behavior: Exhibit team player qualities of cooperation and coordination; professional interaction in all business contacts, all day, every day  

2. Attendance: Present for work when scheduled is a mandatory function.  

3. Safety: Your compliance with all company safety rules, procedures, and guidelines are essential.  

4. Review all Compounding, Packaging and QC paperwork & major computer transactions for adherence to customer specifications and regulatory requirements. Release finished goods inventory for distribution in the computer system. Reject non-conforming finished goods inventory in the computer system.   

5. Sample all incoming raw materials. This includes reviewing the lab results for accuracy and releasing or rejecting the material in the computer system. (TN and Etzel) This includes maintaining the sample booth (TN).   

6. Test on in house batched products and bulk deliveries (Etzel)  

7. Sample and test all incoming containers & closures. Release or reject containers and closures in the computer system.   

8. Review and release/reject incoming customer returns in the computer system.   

9. Inspect incoming labels for conformance to customer specifications and regulatory requirements.  

10. Organize and maintain retain samples and batch records in accordance with cGMPs.   

11. Ensure that all samples are pulled and delivered to the QC Lab.  

12. Issue formulas to PM work orders by batch.  

13. Assure that all paperwork is accurate and complete prior to turning into the Doc Center.  

14. Report any documentation errors, out of tolerance reconciliation issues for investigation and corrective action to the supervisor.  

15. Calculate and enter information from the Direct Labor sheet.  

16. Conduct process audits to ensure adherence to cGMPs, FDA guidance documents and customer specifications. This includes auditing all areas directly or indirectly involved in the manufacturing of drug products; Compounding, Packaging, Receiving, Distribution, QC labs, etc….   

17. Conduct product audits to ensure the in-process and packaged product meets customer specifications and cGMPs. This includes inspecting product on the Packaging lines and identifying and reporting non-conforming material.  

18. Maintain an audit tracking system for the department.   

19. Responsible for issuing all shop floor paperwork from SAP and SOP intranet system to packaging floor. This includes printing and issuing case labels to packaging and outsourced suppliers.   

20. Responsible for receiving and issuing all pre-print and seals to the packaging floor and contract packaging. This includes receiving returned labels and cycle counting of inventory.   

21. Handles label vendor returns, destruction of defective or obsolete labeling. (Contract Packaging is MO only).  

22. Operate rewind equipment.  

23. Facilitate final disposition of Quarantined and Non-Conforming Materials.  

24. Forklift Certification is required for working in the Distribution Centers and Label Control (TN).   

25. Must be able to operate golf car, work assist vehicle (WAV) and electric pallet jack on a daily basis (TN only).  

26. Be flexible and able to work in all QA areas as assigned.  

27. Other duties as assigned  

 Experience: A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a cGMP regulated industry is preferred. Ability to work in Microsoft programs (Word, Access, and Excel) and an ERP system is required.   

Education: High School Diploma or GED is required. Two years of college level course work is preferred or equivalent knowledge in math, science and computers achieved from work experience and/or on-the-job training.  

Physical Demands / Visual Acuity: Walking, talking, hearing, climbing, balancing, reaching, grasping, standing, and stooping. Occasionally lift boxes of products 5-40 lb. frequently lift samples 1-5 lb. Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less, with the critical ability to distinguish colors and adjust eye to bring objects into sharper focus.  

 Environmental/Atmospheric Conditions: Worker will be exposed to ambient noise level in a manufacturing environment. Worker exposed to physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts. Worker occasionally exposed to atmospheric conditions such as fumes.  

Additional Information

An essential element of the Vi-Jon culture is our commitment to diversity. Vi-Jon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants, and make all employment decisions, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in the health and beauty care industry.