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Quality Assurance Technician Purple Wine + Spirits

Location: Graton, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Position Summary:

 

The Quality Assurance Technician insures proper quality and specifications are achieved during each wine bottling run.  The primary goal of the Quality Assurance Technician is to ensure that bottling projects have the correct materials and specifications.

 

Reports To: Director of Bottling

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Inspect bottling line set-up of all bottling line supplies against specification sheet containing pertinent information provided by the client. 

Inspect specification sheet regarding legal compliance requirements of the product, and any supplemental information.

  • Inspect bottling line machinery to ensure proper functioning.
  • Perform a visual inspection of the finished bottle and determine if the label, cork and top finish applications are acceptable according to the clients’ specifications.
  • Perform hourly checks of all bottling line machines for proper function, line supplies against authorized specification sheet, legal compliance requirements and that the finished package consistently falls within working tolerances. 
  • Perform DO checks to ensure proper wine integrity.
  • Visually inspect labels for absorption, paper stock, adhesion, die cuts and curl or grain.
  • Evaluate glass for capacity, visual defects and bottle dimensions.
  • Evaluate and audit finished packages, pallets and finished bottles. 
  • Evaluate bottling line for any practice or condition that may compromise line sanitation.
  • Test labels for potential application and abrasion problems per required specifications.
  • Perform Microbiological plating results and determine approval for release of product to inventory. Pull and hold any wine that may require further evaluation. 
  •  Communicate to management, clients and warehouse distribution centers the release status of products.
  • Oversee and implement product hold program that may require further audits to determine any quantity issues and corrective measures. 

Qualifications:

  • Excel, Word, and MS Outlook proficiency
  • Attention to detail, good organizational skills
  • Ability to work and think independently with minimum supervision
  • Good math, reading and writing skills in English is a requirement. (Bilingual a plus). 
  • The shift runs 2pm to about 10:30, typically includes OT.

 

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