At Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY), we create innovative packaging and engineered products that we believe make life better for people and the planet. We do this every day by leveraging our unmatched global capabilities, sustainability leadership, and deep innovation expertise to serve customers of all sizes around the world. Harnessing the strength in our diversity and industry-leading talent of over 40,000 global employees across more than 250 locations, we partner with customers to develop, design, and manufacture innovative products with an eye toward the circular economy. The challenges we solve and the innovations we pioneer benefit our customers at every stage of their journey. For more information, visit our website, or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter. WE HAVE AN OPENING FOR A LAB TECHNICIAN AT BERRY GLOBAL IN MONROE, LA
Responsible for all lab functions, including ordering, installing, and maintaining the lab and equipment.
Conducts ISO Audits both as an Internal Auditor and Lead ISO Quality Auditor.
Lead groups in Root Cause and Corrective Action meetings.
Train all interested parties in the principles of ISO 9001:2015.
Maintains CPRO database.
Conduct testing and provide direction for monitoring product/process quality requirements for the assigned departments, help the Quality Manager coordinate Quality Auditor duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
- Follow all Company safety, ISO, and GMP policies.
- All of the responsibilities of a Quality Auditor.
- Document and coordinate Hold Products including Return Area and/or Reject areas.
- Run reports from the non-conformance database and communicate to interested parties to ensure continuous improvement.
- Conducts Non-Conformance meetings to get to the true root cause and implement corrective actions
- Conducts a minimum of 3 ISO Audits per year.
- Write specifications on products and keep updated in CPRO.
- Train and maintain CPRO database to ensure all documents properly loaded and regularly updated.
- Work with Sales and other corporate Berry employees to ensure new product rollouts are effective and specifications met.
- Inventory Control of Reject and/or Return Products releasing to warehouse and performing the correct inventory transaction within JDE system.
- Coordinate and report on resin and product trials.
- Serve as a backup on Inventory control sheets.
- Track pallets to have additional product pulled when non-conformances are found.
- Conduct Warehouse audit as needed.
- Inspect lines for product and packaging for compliance to specifications.
- Provide guidance to Quality Auditors on packaging and scheduling issues.
- Provide input on performance evaluations for Quality Auditors.
- Input testing results in Quality database or spreadsheet.
- Inform Shift Supervisors, Senior Operators, and the Quality Assurance Manager of any problems with production or packaging.
- Assist in the disposition of non-conforming product in the Reject and/or Return area.
- Maintain housekeeping.
- Coordinate the training of employees in quality tools (reports, lab functions, methods etc).
- Other duties as assigned by the Quality Manager.
Experience in a Quality Assurance Department and Quality Auditor role. In order to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High School Diploma or GED or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum education and years of experience should not be used exclusive of other leveling factors described below.
Other Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge in performing quality testing on product.
- Ability to effectively and efficiently operate office equipment and personal computer.
- Ability to operate a forklift or pallet jack.
- Ability to operate all lab equipment.
- Ability to enter lab test results into the computer.
- Ability to communicate effectively with employees.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and order forms or checklists. Ability to speak effectively with co-workers, or before groups of co-workers.
Ability to perform mathematical concepts including ability to read tape measure, determine percentages, compute rate, ration and percent, common fractions and decimals and include into spreadsheets.
Ability to solve practical problems and overcome barriers. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram or schedule form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to work around moving machinery or electricity requiring a high level of safety awareness. Employee is required to work with various hand tools and must be able to wear appropriate PPE. Employee may be required to lift up to 57 pounds unassisted while performing job duties; push or pull up to 100 pounds. Employee may reach, climb, kneel, stoop, crouch, crawl, bend or twist up to 66% of the work shift
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often subjected to changing priorities, time pressures and constraints, and a high level of job related stress. Work is performed in manufacturing operations where the noise level in the work environment is typically loud. Employees are required to use hearing, eye and toe protection. Other PPE may be required when working around moving machinery.