Nestle Quality Technician in Ontario, California

As the nation s leading bottled water company, Nestl Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we re also committed to developing our people enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

Nestl Waters consists of four business units: Corporate, Retail, Supply Chain and ReadyRefresh by Nestl . Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

General Duties

-Provide all necessary support for internal /external audits and provide sustainable

corrective/preventive actions for gaps.

-Maintain and follow up issues addressed in the Master Gap List

-Perform quality testing and maintain quality documentation according to NWNA quality programs

and QMS and ensure regulatory requirements are met

-Conduct and facilitate internal and external quality audits, including but not limited to ISO,

Nestec, FSMS, and FDA, with corrective action plans

-Conduct sampling finished product to meet requirements and analyze results

-Understand and monitor filter train; integrity test filters and troubleshoot failures.

-Conduct GC and IC analysis of resin and preforms for acetaldehyde

-Maintain chemical inventory

-Provide training to employees including new hires and maintain training records and matrix

-Operate, maintain and calibrate laboratory instruments as required by the ICP / calibration


-Collaborate with the Planning Coordinator and raw material suppliers to optimize quality and

reconcile DMRs in a timely manner

-Support factory Release Program

-Attend DH meetings to represent QA in planning

-Assist in monitoring and maintaining overall hygienic condition/ GMPs of facility

-Understand, recognize and support the HACCP program

-Water processing management

-Monitor and schedule waste water practices

-FSBO, SBO program and daily sensory participation and FMDB reporting

-Maintain / create all SOPs relevant to position

-Provide backup / support for QA positions as needed

-Complete projects assigned by Quality Manager

Sensory (In addition to general duties)

-Sensory coordinator and manage sensory program as required by NWNA including library


-Develop the sensory program, including employee training, sensory panels, and interpretation of


Systems/Customer Complaints In addition to general duties)

-Evaluate and trend consumer complaints to identify root causes and implement corrective and

preventive measures

-Monitor and maintain Infinity systems; review missed checks and follow up with corrective actions

Water Processing

-Work with the sanitation/hygiene coordinator and maintenance to manage and maintain water

processing, RO units,low ozone system, mineral skids, chemical inventories, and micron filters.

-Work with Maintenance and Quality Assurance Resources to schedule and complete PM s on

water processing equipment.

-Assist water processing technicians in daily assignments during peak seasons.

-Manage the RO units (filter changes, cleanings, daily readings, maint. etc.)

-Preform maintenance on equipment in water processing, pump and valve rebuilds.

-Participate in Plan Do Review meetings (PDR) for water processing

-Develop and maintain a Preventative Maintenance plan for equipment in water processing and

other quality sensitive equipment

-Manage micro-filtration system (filter changes, pressure readings, and flow rates)

-Manage the ozone on all lines (rebuilding and calibration of ozone sensors)

-Assist in management of chemical inventory

-Manage NPL (mineral) and flavor skids (CIP s, batching, training etc.)

-Manage 5 s standards for water processing areas

-Line Audits, Duplicates, and Release as necessary

-Monthly composite sampling of parameters, such as, conductivity, chloride, pH etc.

-Other duties as may be necessary to support the maintenance and operation of water processing



-Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Food Science /Technology or

comparable field experience preferred

-Minimum 3 years food / beverage manufacturing experience or 1 or more years in a research lab setting

-Auditing Skills, SPC knowledge, CIP and cleaning systems and procedures

-Corrective / preventive action knowledge and understanding

-Very effective written and verbal communication skills

-Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks

-Gap analysis and action planning

-Can demonstrate the ability to work with minimal supervision effectively

-Effective teaching, influencing, and troubleshooting skills

-Must demonstrate a positive attitude, strong work ethic, decisive nature and a High level of initiative

Nestl Waters North America is the nation s leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestl Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. We re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you ll receive a competitive total rewards package something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It s not just the work that you ll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestl Waters?

The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Quality Assurance, Food Safety, Nestle Waters