Quality Assurance Technician

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Job Description: 

Job Brief

Ensure overall quality and food safety of products and materials at various stages of production process. Analyze and test product to ensure they meet established quality standards.

Summary Ensure overall quality and food safety of products and materials at various stages of production process. Analyze and test product to ensure they meet established quality standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Includes the following, other duties may be assigned. Continuously inspect product, plant, employees, and equipment on the manufacturing floor to ensure quality and food safety standards are met. Sample finished products to assure compliance with customer specifications. Conduct metal detector checks, blade inspections, etc. Report discrepancies and violations along with solutions to the Quality Assurance Supervisor immediately. Complete required documentation (quality, food safety and test forms) honestly and accurately. Works with other departments to implement procedure changes involving raw materials/finished goods to remedy the cause of any non-compliance as quickly as possible. Employee is required to conduct pre-operational sanitation inspections, operational sanitation inspections. The duties include regular completion of Quality and Food Safety, CCP and sanitation paperwork that should ultimately result in no FS deviations. GMP and Sanitation audits are conducted as directed with documented corrective actions and follow-up as necessary.

Education and/or Experience High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one year of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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, and other employees of the organization.

Reasoning Ability Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) Word Processing software.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts; extreme cold and/or heat. The noise level in the work environment may be loud.

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