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Quality Technician 
Roskam Baking Company 2 reviews - 
Kentwood, MI




Company Overview:

Roskam Baking Company is a family owned and operated business based in the Grand Rapids area of West Michigan. We have manufactured high quality food products since 1923. Our strategic partners include some of the largest food companies and retailers in North America. We also have our own product lines under the Rothbury Farms and Grandpaís Oven brands.We have six food manufacturing facilities in Grand Rapids. Like the food industry, we are rapidly growing and are always looking for more good people to join our team.

Position Description and Purpose:

Roskam Baking Company produces and packages food products with the goal of consistently meeting and exceeding customer expectations for quality, safety and wholesomeness. The role of the Quality Technician is to ensure these goals are met through an operational and analytical focus, an attention to detail, defect detection and corrective/preventative action, and strong internal partnerships with the production department. This is a fast passed job that requires walking, standing, and satisfactory multitasking.

Key Responsibilities:

The Quality Technician is responsible for monitoring and maintaining key indicators of product quality and safety through inspection, testing and communication. The position ensures the operations and procedures on the plant floor meet and align with corporate quality policy. This includes maintenance of food safety and quality programs, HACCP, allergen control, ingredient control, GMPís, document control, traceability, product quality reviews, and corrective/preventative action. In addition the Quality Technician is responsible for reporting any deviations in quality processes to the Quality Supervisor.The Quality Technicianís hands-on approach and strong interpersonal skills will allow them to become familiar with the plant processes and work with others to ensure alignment and drive continuous improvement within the daily operations in the plant. Leading and driving corrective/preventative action will deliver results and improvements to Roskam Baking Company.

  • Ensure alignment of plant procedures with quality policy and SQF elements
  • Ensure all testing and inspections are aligned with plant quality procedures and specifications
  • Develop a strong knowledge of plant floor activities
  • Support the maintenance of SQF certification
  • Implement corrective and preventative action

Required and Preferred Qualifications: Required:

  • Working knowledge of quality systems to ensure food safety and quality
  • Strong interpersonal skills to include team building and oral communication
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Working knowledge in Microsoft software and computing skills
  • The ability to follow standard operating procedures


  • 1+ years of industry experience in quality systems
  • 2 year or BS degree in scientific field
  • Working knowledge of basic laboratory equipment (scales, thermometers, calipers, analyzers).
  • Experience in working in quality systems management within the food manufacturing industry

Applicants: Roskam Baking Company offers a competitive compensation package including medical, dental, and vision benefits, life and disability insurance and a 401k plan.Job Type: Full-time, 2nd and 3rd Shifts Available

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Quality: 1 year


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