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QUALITY ASSURANCE TECHNICIAN I 2nd or 3rd Shift
Country Pure Foods
 
Job Location: Akron, OH

Job Description:

Tests and inspects products at various stages throughout the production process to ensure compliance with product specifications and evaluates data to determine and maintain the quality and integrity of products.

Responsibility and Duties:

Inspect incoming ingredients and packaging material for conformance to product specifications.

Audit blending operation for conformance to process and packaging specifications.

Audit production for conformance to process and package specifications.

Maintain QA record keeping, filing system and housekeeping programs in the QA areas.

Perform microbiological plating functions.

Maintain compliance with CPF water quality monitoring program.

Monitor all aspects of production for compliance to HACCP, GMPs, SQF, and SOPs.

Verify the calibration and /or calibrate laboratory & operational equipment.

Inform the QA Manager of any out-of-spec situations or negative trends.

Initiate product on hold reports when necessary.

Comply with Co-Pack requirements.

Follows instructions and responds to management or lead direction.

Writes and speaks clearly and informatively and able to read and interpret written information.

Able to make sound decisions based on specifications, procedures, and experience

Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and completes work in timely manner.

Maintain and execute the CPF retain program.

Ensure appropriate packaging and timely shipping of all Co-pack samples.

Conduct analytical testing at the appropriate frequency to maintain compliance with both CPF and co-packer requirements.

Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events and reacts well under pressure.

Follows policies and procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.

Observes safety and security procedures and reports potentially unsafe conditions.

Possesses familiarity with basic chemistry, food science, and microbiology and strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.

Displays good interpersonal skills

Is self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision

Is consistently at work and on time and commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No direct supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school in food science, food technology, chemistry or related field, and one year experience in a Food or Beverage Manufacturing Quality Assurance role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should possess proficient typing abilities, and have knowledge of Spreadsheet Software (MS Excel) , Word Processing Software (MS Word) Database Software (MS Access) and Email Software).

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Juice HACCP Certification preferred.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25-50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however the employee may be required to enter production areas where the noise level is usually loud and hearing protection is required.

Who is Country Pure Foods?

Country Pure Foods is a premier manufacturer of beverages including 100% juices, juice drink, lemonades, and plant-based beverages. From the most advanced equipment to the freshest, most delicious ingredients, we take pride in every beverage pack. Country Pure Foods goes above and beyond the standard food safety practices by participating in the highest level of Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification. The SQF certification program is a rigorous series of standards and best practices recognized by The Global Food Safety Initiative to ensure companies deliver both safe and quality products.

Why Work at Country Pure Foods?

Country Pure Foods offers a competitive benefits package for all full-time employees:

Competitive Pay
Sign on Bonuses Available
Optional Health, Dental and Vision Insurance for Employees and Dependents
Company Paid Short and Long-term Disability
401(k) Plan with Company Match
Generous PTO Policy

How CPF is Keeping Employees Safe

Country Pure Foods is proud to be considered an essential business in the food supply chain. During the COVID-19 pandemic we are taking many steps to ensure the safety and well-being of all our employees.

  • At each of our facilities we are utilizing temperature scans and employee questionnaires to allow for contact tracing and to be aware of any potential contact with an infected person or persons.
  • There are numerous handwashing and sanitizing stations around the facilities, including many that are touchless
  • Employees are using PPE in the plants and corporate office in virtually all circumstances but especially when socially distancing is not possible.
  • An outside company performs electrostatic sanitation regularly at all our facilitys common areas, including bathrooms, offices, and labs.
  • Employees are continuously updated on the latest recommendations from the CDC and CPF complies with all federal and state guidelines.
  • Employee travel has been limited to essential travel only and access to the plants has been restricted to essential services only.
  • Employees will receive incentives which include: $50 bonus for receiving the vaccine, 2 additional PTO days and/or 2 hours off to get the vaccine during work hours, in addition to receiving 75% towards premium buydown for medical plans.




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