1+ months
2018-06-132018-09-12

Senior Scientist I - Quality Assurance

Altria
Nashville, TN 37230
18362BRPosition Title:Senior Scientist I - Quality AssuranceRequisition Number:18362BRCity:NashvilleJob Description:We are currently seeking a highly qualified Senior Scientist to join our Quality Processes Team in Nashville, TN. The qualified candidate will work to support production quality control and data development as related to contamination control and sanitation (CC&S) for tobacco processing activities.Specific Accountabilities include: Conduct sanitation audits within USSTMC facilities and provide written reports of results to management.Provide resident expertise on contamination control & sanitation activities, including providing data to implement and support manufacturing's sanitation requirements.Perform microbiological evaluations to provide direction for tobacco processing activities, as well as monitoring tobacco formulations and analytical data in support of weekly production requirements.Evaluate and perform testing procedures in support of evaluating product changeover procedures, approving new equipment installations, and supporting new process development activities in the manufacturing facilities.Analyze process and production data and provide direction to Manufacturing and Quality Assurance departments to resolve product quality issues as well as recommend continuous improvement efforts.Lead and participate on teams from a myriad disciplines (Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Business Management, Plant Maintenance and Equipment Operations).Provide scientific knowledge in the areas of chemistry, microbiology and smokeless tobacco technology in order to assist in diagnosing and resolving process or product issues and identifying special testing requirements.Specific Skills:Qualifications Include: A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Biology or Chemistry with a Microbiology and/or Food Science focus with (2+ years) applicable industrial quality experience is required.A minimum of 3 years of previous lab experience or demonstrated proficiency in laboratory analytical and/or microbiological techniques at a food or pharmaceutical-related manufacturing facility is preferred.Excellent oral, written, and computer skills (MS Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is preferred.The willingness to travel up to 20% of the time, as well as to provide occasional training and perform audits on off-shift hours, is required.HACCP certification and experience is desired.Knowledge and experience in equipment validation protocols and familiarity with sanitary equipment design is desired.Familiarity with principles/concepts of Quality Systems, ISO, GLPs, GMPs, and various FDA/USDA regulatory requirements is desired.Altria Group is a FORTUNE 200 company that owns the premier tobacco companies in the United States including Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton and Nu Mark. The companies brands include Marlboro, Copenhagen, Skoal, Black & Mild, MarkTen and VERVE. Altria also owns Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, one of the countrys top premium wine producers, and Philip Morris Capital Corporation, an investment company. Altrias mission is to own and develop financially disciplined businesses that are leaders in responsibly providing adult tobacco and wine consumers with superior branded products. U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Companys role is to responsibly manufacture and market USSTC brands to adult tobacco consumers in a financially disciplined way, and to provide manufacturing services to PM USA and NuMark for their smokeless products. We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive base salary, comprehensive health/vision/dental insurance, participation in our incentive compensation and deferred profit sharing programs as well as a relocation assistance package. A unique work environment exists here. Ask anyone and youll get a wide variety of responses including great people, great pay and benefits and corporate and individual responsibility. But, sooner or later youll hear everyone say something about the opportunities and challenges they are offered. On the whole, we think it is a career experience that cant be beat. State:TennesseeNOTE*:Each Altria company is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class. Sub-Function:OperationsCompany Name:US Smokeless Tob Co LLC

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