Operational Quality Technician

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Job Description: 
With many opportunities for our company in the West, VegPro International Inc., is currently looking for a full-time Operational Quality Technician to join their team and help them grow!
Responsibilities & Duties: 

  • Respect and ensure the respect of quality standards
  • Make the concentration tests of chemicals used on the washing lines and notify the immediate superior in case of problems.
  • Monitor the moisture and vision system test and follow-up inside the plant in case of non-compliance with the specifications.
  • Sampling and observing the sampling frequency for microbiological tests and for the life test.
  • Analyze the samples of the raw material before the introduction on the packaging lines and during the production process.
  • Perform the various tests (product life) and fill the results in the electronic files.
  • Ensure the good quality and traceability of the finished product (packaging compliant, proper label, sealed sealant, expiration date, etc.).
  • Fill in and ensure compliance of HACCP documents
  • Complete and monitor various HACCP forms completed during production and report any non-compliance.
  • Record the results of the various inspections in the appropriate database.
  • Make product reception (baby lettuce and ingredients):
  • Make sampling according to the established procedure and fill in the appropriate documentation.
  • Ensure compliance with good manufacturing practices (BPM) and health and safety procedures at work
  • Report and enforce BPM for anyone entering the factory
  • Report any potential contamination situation
  • Participate in the general maintenance of the laboratory and equipment
  • Perform other related duties
Qualifications: 
  • College diploma in process and food quality technologies, laboratory techniques or any relevant training
  • 1-2 years of experience in quality control (asset)
  • Knowledge of the field of food, production and HACCP standards are assets
  • Basic knowledge of Word and Excel software
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English, Spanish is an asset
  • Good judgment
  • Ease of learning
  • Autonomous
  • Proactive
  • Team spirit
  • Integrity and confidentiality of data
Vegpro International Inc. is a Canadian leader for the innovation of its agricultural production of baby leaves, salad and vegetable, supplying customers in North America all year long under a well-known label, Fresh Attitude. Our pre-washed and ready-to-eat packaged  salads are available in all major grocery chains in Canada with a strong a rapidly growing presence in the US.
 
We have purchased approximately 700 acres of land in Coldstream and we will build a produce packing plant of 70,000 square foot state. We intend to begin operations in BC starting in the spring/early summer of 2018.
 
We are a dynamic, innovative organization operating state of the art facilities across the country with expertise in both growing and packing conventional and organic produce. Our approach to customer service is defined in terms of exceptional business partnerships. The company has nearly 1,000 employees in Canada and in United States and is a continuously growing company with a head office located in Quebec. 
 
The company has doubled the size of its business over the past five years with an ambitious strategy and growth plan, aims to generate double digit growth annually. The company’s strategy is to replicate its business model in the Northeast by expanding in British Columbia. An entry into the Western Canadian market will provide an opportunity to offer national coverage to our customers with products that meet strong local trends and responding to our customers demand for healthy, organic convenient and better for you diet.

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.

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