Quality Assurance Technician

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Job Description: 

The Quality Assurance Technician serves in maintaining the Food Safety and Quality Management System. Primary responsibilities include, but not limited to, HACCP monitoring, in-house quality inspections and audits, performance of receiving inspections, and approval of finished goods for shipment. This team member will get the opportunity to be a critical contributor to development of policies, procedures, and specifications. This team member will be a key provider in assurance that manufacturing processes comply with applicable certification standards as well as work towards creation of a world-class manufacturing environment.

 Essential Job Functions:

  • Adherence to all applicable FDA health and OSHA safety regulations
  • Completion of all required paperwork and forms in an accurate and timely manner
  • Objective evaluation of products and processes
  • Work closely with operations personnel to achieve company initiatives
  • Timely review of records generated by operations team members for accuracy and validity
  • Development and implementation effective records retention program
  • Inspection of incoming raw materials
  • Inspection of finished products prior to release to warehouse
  • Identification of areas for improvement in the Food Safety and Quality Management System
  • Performance of audits activities for verification to established policies, procedures, and work instructions
  • Effective communication between the quality function and operations
  • Flexibility in regard to work schedule as needed
  • Performance of required environmental testing
  • Management of special projects and performance of other duties as directed
  • Inspection and participation in sanitation processes as necessary
  • Other related activities as assigned

 Position Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Ability to obtain Quality Assurance Technician certification through ASQ
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Basic understanding of mathematical principles and the ability to interpret numerical data
  • HACCP certification or ability to achieve such certification
  • Demonstrative ability to interact with operations personnel
  • Ability to effectively operate test equipment
  • Ability to be objective in data interpretation
  • Ability to be objective in personal interactions
  • Ability to focus on process and not people when seeking corrective action to operational challenges

 Work Environment & Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds repetitively
  • Ability to bend, twist, and stand on your feet for an entire shift
  • Exposed to food production environment and warehouse environment which may involve noise and fluctuating temperatures


Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.