Imagine...working for a company that knows that its
people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in
which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work
experience are part of the same process.
We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We
recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and
perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.
We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a
fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and
values the opportunity to make a difference.
(Starting times and hours may vary depending on coverage due
to report-offs and the production schedule especially during
JOB SUMMARY/ JOB DUTIES:
• The Quality Assurance (QA) Technician is
responsible for performing a variety of routine laboratory
operations in a quality assurance setting. Duties usually consist
of making measurements, performing several routine quantitative and
qualitative biological or chemical analytical tests according to
• Monitors the production process and product
by sensory, weight control, and analytical methods to maintain
product consistency and comply with established specifications
including color, moisture, pH, weight, size, etc.
• Evaluates all finished product in regard to
moisture, ingredient content, breakage, color, package fill, raw
and finished weights, seal integrity, code date legibility, and
overall product quality.
• Accurately performs and documents all testing.
Testing may include: Inspection and testing of incoming raw
materials, in process products, finished goods, and products
produced by outside suppliers. Utilizes testing equipment for
validation and/ or calibration.
• Communicates all out-of-compliance situations
and product standards to production employees and Production/QA
• Practices and adheres to safety and hygiene
guidelines for safe house keeping and personal protection.
Keeps all work areas clean, stores laboratory supplies in
designated areas, keeps benches and aisles clear. Strictly
adheres to safety procedures when handling chemicals for testing.
Follows instructions for safe lifting.
• Executes the Food Safety Plan and Food Quality
Plan included in the SQF Program at the front line level.
• Monitors the Food Safety Plan and Food Quality
Plan effectiveness and conformance with SQF system requirements
• Identifies, investigates and/or determines
whether out-of-compliance finished product should be placed on
• Coordinates disposition and/or rework with
• Monitors raw materials storage area locations
and complete shift tailings. Notifies appropriate personnel with
any abnormal findings.
• Monitors metal detection validation &
• Audits allergen maintenance repair sheets and
• Conducts pre-op inspections of processing,
packaging and mixing equipment after product changeovers and/or
prior to weekly production start-up as a cross-functional
• Performs plant sanitation verifications to
ensure allergen free and equipment is clean. If applicable
may participate in Kleanz or respective program.
• Mandatory overtime is required.
• May perform other duties as required.
High School Diploma or GED and/or 1-year production experience in a
manufacturing environment required.
Using hands: Continuously
Talking, Hearing: Continuously
Tasting, Smelling: Frequently
Two-Handed Carry: Frequently
One-Handed Carry: Frequently
Where applicable, ability to climb into trailer & walk on uneven
surfaces in order to gather samples: Occasionally
Up to 10 lbs.: Frequently
Up to 25 lbs.: Frequently
Up to 50 lbs.:
Up to 100 lbs.: Seldom/Never
More than 100 lbs.: Seldom/Never
Subject to indoor facility and outdoor weather conditions, dust,
The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for
employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment
relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital
status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other
classification protected by law.
In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected
from discrimination based on certain categories protected by
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