QA Technician - 1st & 2nd Shift
Company: Plainville Brands
Location: New Oxford
Posted on: November 22, 2022
OUR STORY: Plainville Farms is the uncommon natural and
certified organic turkey and deli brand that families, like ours,
have trusted for generations. Raised by dedicated family farmers,
our turkey products are known for their wholesome flavor and for
the way they warm up a table. With roots dating back almost two
hundred years, family farming has taught us to raise flocks
ethically and transparently. Unlike many conventional farms, we
never ever administer antibiotics. Instead, our practices promote
health and well-being to prevent our flocks from getting sick. We
only feed our flocks a high-quality, fortified diet of vegetarian
grains in a stress-free environment in accordance with our highest
standards. You can taste these differences in the products you
enjoy all year round. Our products and recipes make it easy! Basic
Purpose Responsible for ensuring food safety and quality standards
in the Plainville Farms' processing plant by performing
pre-operational inspections, work in process and final product
inspection, quality checks, SSOP, customer requirements, company
policies and procedures. To monitor and perform verifications of
critical control points throughout the manufacturing process
ensuring strict adherence to the company's written HACCP program.
Recommends and oversees proper corrective actions are initiated and
documented where required. Essential Duties and Responsibilities 1.
Perform pre-operational and operational sanitary inspection of
production and auxiliary areas in the plant.2. Perform verification
inspection and testing at the designated frequencies of following
tasks: product temperatures, injection tests, net weight checks,
product quality checks, label verification, metal detection and
sell by verification. Document findings and report any issues to
appropriate personnel.3. Verify employees' adherence to GMPs, SSOP,
and company policies.4. Monitor and verification of critical
control points throughout production departments.5. Perform
monitoring activities in accordance with documented frequencies.6.
Place non-conforming product on QA Hold status.7. Document HACCP
corrective actions for non-conforming product to fulfill the
following requirements:a. Cause of deviationb. Corrective Actionc.
Prevent recurrenced. Product disposition8. Release finished product
from hold once in compliance with HACCP defined critical limits.9.
Periodic review of paperwork throughout shift to verify all
products have met critical limits and can be released for shipment.
All pre-shipment and record reviews must be signed and dated in
accordance with company's HACCP program.10. Accurately document all
fields within FSQA paperwork to ensure all inspections are within
company's quality standards.11. Take random samples of work in
process and finished product for microbiological analysis.12.
Control non-conformant product, processes or equipment to ensure
proper actions and management notifications are in place to verify
product is compliant with all quality and regulatory
specifications.13. Ensure and participate in compliance measures to
meet GMP, HACCP, SQF and federal standards related to food safety
and quality guidelines.14. Perform other related responsibilities,
as needed, to support The Company's business objectives.
Skills/Knowledge/Abilities High school diploma Knowledge of one
production department Follows instructions and completes tasks.
Available for assigned shift. Knowledge of or ability to acquire
knowledge of poultry or food industries.Strong interpersonal
skills; ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety
of people. Working knowledge or ability to acquire knowledge of
GMPs, USDA guidelines, HACCP regulations and company policies.
Basic math skills including ability to accurately add, subtract,
multiply and divide. Capability of working with and calculating
percentages. Ability to read, write and communicate in English.
Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships
with coworkers, supervision, and USDA personnel. Ability to work
with minimal supervision and make reasonable and accurate
decisions. Analytical thinking, problem solving and decision making
skills, ability to assess observations and communicate results.
Able to adhere to specifications. Able to make informed decisions
on plant floor and recommend corrective actions. Physical Demands
Sitting 10%Walking 60% (concrete, wet surfaces)Standing 30%
(concrete, wet surfaces)Lifting - up to 40 lbs.Near acuity (clarity
of vision at 20 inches or less)Talking and hearingFrequent
bi-lateral use of handsJob Type: Full-timeBenefits: 401(k) Dental
insurance Employee assistance program Flexible schedule Flexible
spending account Health insurance Health savings account Life
insurance Paid time off Parental leave Professional development
assistance Referral program Relocation assistance Vision
insuranceSchedule: 10 hour shift 8 hour shift Monday to Friday
Weekend availabilityWork Location: One location
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