The Quality Assurance Technician ensures that all food products produced meets requirements of customers, regulatory bodies (USDA), and the company. Monitors production and records all findings on appropriate documentation related to direct food production, product packaging and labeling, food quality, safety, etc. Contributes a positive attitude to the team.
Primary Job Duties:
Preforms finished product inspection
Perform net weight monitoring and/or verification
Collect product samples and analyze fat content (if applicable)
Prepared samples for Silliker to do plate counts and analysis for E-coli 015H7
Generate deviation and non-compliant reports
Maintain HOLD tag report
Collect Process Control Data
Perform Raw Material Analysis
Perform Pre-Operative Inspection
Perform Operational Inspections
Perform micro swabbing as required
Monitor to assure conformance to requirements of QA Procedures
Verify documentation in their area to assure recall ability
Verify Key QCP's
Complete Employee HACCP training
Maintain positive working relationships with USDA inspectors, superintendents, supervisors, QA team members, production team members, and corporate personnel
Comply with USDA/FSIS guidelines
Help enforce GMPs
Complete product sensory evaluation as required
Communicate and align in house testing with corporate R&D personnel including test lot reports, guidance through test procedure, gathering all information, reporting and analyzing
Promptly communicate issues to the Supervisor. Recommend improvement ideas.
Comply with company conduct and attendance expectations.
Two years of food manufacturing experience is preferred. Bilingual is a plus.
Minimum high school or equivalency, college or some college preferred.
Good communication skills (verbal & written), including basic technical information
Strong problem-solving skills
Basic math skills including and ability to apply mathematical concepts to inspection
Ability to use and read scales and other measuring equipment and tools
Ability to read, interpret, and follow policies and procedures
Ability to read and interpret labels
Multi-task and manage conflicting priorities
Good inter-personal skills. Courteous, cooperative, collaborative.
HACCP certification is a plus
Sanitation Certification is a plus
Punctual and reliable.
Ability to wear required PPE including hardhat, gloves, safety glasses, steel toed boots, mask and face shield.
Eighteen years or older with ability to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.
Willingness and general ability to work in other areas of equal or less pay as needed.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Five-day work weeks, Monday to Friday, eight hours daily with overtime as required. Some weekend work upon notice. Start and end times may vary based on production needs.
A refrigerated environment and occasionally wet conditions.
Frequent lifting up to 25 lbs; occasional lifting, pushing or pulling up to 50 pounds. (?)
Standing up to 8-10 hours daily.
Exposure to animal fat, grease and chemicals.
Noise level may be enough to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard in Production.