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Quality Documentation Technician
Bridgetown Natural Foods - Portland, OR



The Documentation Technician in the Quality department is in charge of ensuring our paperwork and documentation is correct, up-to-date, and presentable for reviews and audits. The Documentation Technician may, from time to time, also be responsible for backing up the Quality Technicians.

· Review and approve supplier COA’s
· Update Register of Approved Suppliers with new materials and keep required documents current
o Certificates of Liability
o Kosher
o Organic
o Letter of Guarantee
o Annual Allergen Questionnaire
o GMO Statement
o Third Party Audit
· Review Production packets
· Enter production into FG log
· Enter Raw Material Consumption into Master Inventory
· Complete and send customer COA’s and releases
· Establish, maintain, and enforce company quality standards.
· Ensure plant operations staff delivers quality products within specification.
· Provide regular and timely feedback to production operations and Supervision as to critical process analytical measurements.
· Conduct routine testing and laboratory analysis.
· HACCP Plan and pre-requisite program enforcement.
· Enforce GMPs to maintain a quality product manufactured in a safe environment and meeting all targeted requirements.
· Properly and timely complete all shift documentation.
· Complete Certificates of Analysis (COA) as required to coincide with outbound shipments.
· Review and enforce incoming COA for ingredients and food contact packaging specifications.
· Facilitate the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and maintain SOPs for compliance in all aspects of food process, food safety, raw materials, finished food and customer specifications.
· Ensure that food safety, plant security for food safety, environmental and quality programs are followed.
· Assess potential food security risks and to ensure food security preventive measures are being implemented and routinely audited regarding the manufacturing, handling and storage of all food ingredients as well as finished goods.
· Ensure plant staff compliance of the Organic Program.
· Ensure plant staff compliance of the Kosher Program.
· Routine housekeeping of assigned workstation and adjacent areas.
· Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. The Documentation Technician regularly communicates with internal staff and customers. The Documentation Technician is a leader and professional conduct is expected at all times. Flexibility and the ability to remain organized, establish a plan and execute on Company priorities is required. Commitment to steadily improving the organization and creating an outstanding performance-based work environment is also required.

This position requires a high school diploma or its equivalent, a Bachelor of Science is preferred. The candidate must be able to work independently, set priorities to meet deadlines, handle multiple tasks, and make decisions under pressure. Weekend and overtime work may be required.

The successful candidate must be able to work on any assigned shift. The plant operates in accordance with customer demand and weekend and overtime work may be mandatory.

The successful applicant must be able to safely move around in the production area (under and around production line equipment) and be able to pick up, lift, stack and/or move various objects and containers of up to seventy pounds. Applicants must complete a Bridgetown Application and be authorized to work in the USA. Successfully hired candidates will need to provide acceptable forms of identification to the US government for employment eligibility.

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