Senior Technician - Altria Compounds

Altria Client Services

Richmond, Virginia

12/18/2019 12:39:55 PM


Engineering Manufacturing Operations



Real Challenge, Real Impact. Real Rewards.

At Altria, our companies have a long history of leading the industry and the future of our industry is about innovation, harm reduction, and informed consumer choice! That’s why Altria is investing in a portfolio of new products that satisfy changing preferences and have the potential for lower risk. Through product innovations, we strive to give consumers the choices they want today — and develop new technologies for tomorrow.

Altria Compounds LLC (ACL) is an Altria company primarily focused on providing Altria’s operating companies with blended flavors, ingredients, and compounds. To support those innovative efforts, we are currently seeking a highly qualified Senior Technician to join us in Richmond, VA.

You will be responsible for and ingredient management and flavor manufacturing for the customers of ACL. Your role assures accurate receipt, staging for incoming evaluation, warehousing, staging for production, and flavor production/compounding. You must always conform to appropriate cGMP practices and procedures and are required to use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

Job Description

* Maintaining inventory and performing daily reconciliations of materials used in production upon completion of the blend.
* Performing physical inventory of all ingredients to assure LIFO/FIFO compliance and performing chemical inventory on all other chemicals each year.
* Following predetermined flavor formula to compound flavors obtained from SAP. Must be able to accurately weigh and measure, and compound per the mixing instructions.
* Performing and documenting verifications on calibrated equipment used in production per the requirements of the QMS, to include scales, flow meters, thermometers, and temperature controllers. These checks are performed on a daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis the QMS.
* Receiving all raw materials into inventory. Verifying shipping paperwork matches the material, entering the information into SAP, and generating labels for the material, and placing it into warehousing location using appropriate material handling equipment (forklifts), for inventory management.
* Performing shipping requirements for the Altria Compounds. This includes shipping finished product, samples, and other miscellaneous items. Must be trained in DOT regulations, as this includes the shipment of hazardous and flammable material.
* Managing hazardous waste generated in the facility. This includes monitoring the waste storage area, physically accounting for each item every week. Responsible for removing these items from inventory upon disposal and charging them to the appropriate cost center. RCRA training required.
* Coordinating the sampling of ingredients for other facilities/operations. This involves staging the materials, notifying QA lab personnel, and adjusting inventory accordingly. The inventory adjustment includes removing the specified amount of each ingredient from inventory, monitoring the inventory electronically, and charging material usage to the appropriate facility/operation.

Specific Skills:

* An Associate’s Degree in physical science, engineering, or biology is very helpful. High School Degree with chemistry and mathematics courses or equivalent is required.
* Knowledge of the metric system is required.
* A minimum of 1 year of experience with flavor manufacturing or analytical laboratory methodology (pharmaceutical, food or dietary supplements industry is desired)
* Knowledge of sanitary equipment design and operation, and good manufacturing practices (cGMP) is desired.
* Analytical and mechanical problem-solving skills, basic chemistry and general process knowledge.
* Ability to apply mathematical skills/concepts and perform conversions.
* Basic understanding of laboratory concepts and how they relate to the manufacturing operations.
* Ability to learn SAP R3 to perform your required job duties, proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and process control systems such as Programmable Logic Controllers and Human Machine Interfaces used in production.
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
* Must be able to wear product-specific personnel protective equipment and perform duties within a flavor manufacturing environment (dusty, flavors and aromas, temperature extremes).
* The ability to operate material handling equipment such as forklifts and hand trucks.
* The ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

Richmond, VA - Virginia


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