Job Title: Food
Safety and Quality Tech (Mohnton, PA)
Department: Food Safety and Quality (FSQ)
Salary Level: Hourly
Mohnton PA location opening: Food Safety Manager (Mohnton location)
Food Safety and Quality (FSQ) Techs are responsible, reliable individuals
who understand the importance of the safety and quality of our
confectionery products and strive to improve it. The FSQ Tech is
responsible for conducting audits within the manufacturing facility and
enforcing all Food Safety and Quality programs (SQF, HACCP, GMPs, SOPs,
SSOPs) as well as ensuring adherence to customer and regulatory
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; (Other
duties may be assigned.)
- Perform FSQ activities as
detailed in “Job Objectives” documented in the Quality Manual.
- Assure checks are documented
clearly and cross referenced and traceable.
- Perform walkthroughs of the
production floor ensuring compliance to all food safety and quality
policies and procedures.
- Verify documentation and
monitoring of CCPs, CQPs, and regulatory requirements for accuracy and
- Communicate with
lead-persons, supervisors, and/or production manager on all food
safety, quality and plant issues which may have a negative impact on
product, and work together to correct the situation.
- Provide constant and
consistent quality leadership to production operators, looking for
ways to improve product quality.
- Actively work towards food
safety and quality improvements (final product, plant conditions, and
customer service), improvement in productivity, and cost reduction.
- Perform sensoric,
organoleptic and analytical testing of in-line, WIP and finished
product to ensure compliance to specifications.
- Diligence in collecting
routine finished product samples on time, and raw ingredient and
packaging materials as needed.
- Composite samples for
microbiological testing, complete lab request forms and prep for
delivery to outside approved lab.
- Maintain retained finished
product and sensory sample inventory.
- Carry out pre-ops, ATP and
Allergen swab testing, and environmental sampling program.
- Data entry and other
administrative tasks such as filing, scanning, copying, faxing and
organization of documents.
- Collect and ship samples
requested by Sales.
- Maintain the laboratory and
the equipment in a clean, safe and orderly manner on a daily basis.
- Follow all safety, GMP and
GLP rules and regulations.
- Maintain and report
nonconformance holds for rejected ingredients, WIP, finished product,
and equipment, and assure its proper disposition.
- Assist in special tests,
inspections or product development as requested of the plant FSQ
department by Production or the Corporate Marketing Department.
- Investigate consumer
complaints to identify root causes and implement corrective and
- Assist FSQ Supervisor in
training associates to meet customer requirements and food
safety/quality system requirements.*
- Other skills related to food
safety and quality as required include:
- integrity, accuracy, detail oriented,
- taking ownership of
assignments, follow up on and conclude any given task to meet targeted
- very keen and observant
- ability to operate both
independently and in a team environment and can problem solve using
- effective interpersonal and
communication skills (written, electronic, verbal, and listening)
- ability to work well with
- able to foster and maintain a
cooperative relationship both interdepartmentally and intradepartmentally
- ability to work in the
presence of common allergens
- must be able to work any/all
shifts, holidays, and overtime on occasion if business needs change
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
WORK INSTRUCTIONS TO POSITION SOPs are critical in meeting customer
specifications and are an integral part of food safety and quality. They
are stored on the Q: Drive, which is dedicated to DeMet’s
Food Safety and Quality Management System.
WORK SAFETY Ensures that all tasks and functions of position are
performed in a safe manner at all times and that all procedures and
requirements are properly followed to accomplish assigned tasks.
FOOD SAFETY/QUALITY Shall be responsible
for food safety and quality as well as reporting food safety and quality
problems to personnel with authority to initiate action.
BACKUP COVERAGE In the absence of the FSQ Tech II, the FSQ
Supervisor shall be responsible to make provision to cover the absence with
a qualified associate.
QUALIFICATIONS To be considered qualified for this job, an
individual shall have the required skills listed below and must be able to
satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed in the FSQ Job Objectives
after a 2 month training period. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Further education or previous food mfg. experience is preferred. Background
in food manufacturing, quality, food safety or sanitation is ideal, but not
required. GMPs, HACCP, FDA or SQF background ideal, but not necessary.
LANGUAGE SKILLS Must be able to read, write and verbally communicate
in English. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules,
product specifications, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure
manuals, and technical manuals. Ability to effectively present information
and respond to questions from associates at all levels, including
production associates, sanitation, line leads, supervisors, management, and
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Basic mathematics will be required to fulfill
this position. Must be able to calculate basic mathematical equations with
accuracy. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions,
percentages, averages, area, circumference, and volume.
REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply common
sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or
diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete
variables in standardized situations.
Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid driver's license
Occasional travel may be required
Job Type: Full-time
- EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma or Equivalent. Further education or previous food
m: 1 year
- High school or equivalent