Quality Assurance Technician Ė Visalia, CA
Perfection Pet Foods
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is an entry-level position responsible for strict compliance with Food Safety
and Quality Management System Policies, Procedure, and Work Instructions.
Performs daily process checks to ensure the integrity of each batch of
Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Use established procedures to perform laboratory activities to
include, but not limited to, analytical testing and sensory evaluation
Perform process checks throughout the raw ingredients,
production, packaging, sanitation, warehouse, and shipping areas of the
company (e.g. pre-operational checks, sanitation verification, raw ingredient
testing, finished product testing, and packaging checks).
Work in a fast paced manufacturing environment and make key
Maintain accurate and organized records of QA
Restock lab supplies and track
Perform air testing, PRP Verification, glass/hard plastic
checks, and take swabs and
Attend and participate in initial and ongoing
Perform audits throughout shift to ensure high quality and food
safety requirements are
Ask clarifying questions to ensure
Provide a high level of support to the next customer/person in
React to any deviations for Critical Control Limits, as
Complete and comply with the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS),
HACCP procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and Integrated Pest
Maintain a food-safe sanitary environment at all
Complete records/quality checks with accuracy and attention to
Escalate any non-conforming product/equipment/material to the
Assist in training of plant personnel to ensure ability they can
perform all the Quality Assurance functions with minimal guidance/support.
Follow Companyís quality assurance procedures and protocols at
all times while on duty (eg. Labeling of
containers, Inventory Control, PM programs)
Promote a positive proactive environment where input from team members
is valued and
Report any security breaches, attempts at product tampering or
contamination, or other suspicious behavior observed to manager/supervisor.
Available for overtime work on a scheduled or call-in basis, as
Provide back-up support for other roles as
Other duties as assigned by the manager/supervisor.
Qualifications and Competencies:
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill or
ability necessary to perform this job successfully:
- High school diploma or an
equivalent combination of education and experience; Bachelorís Degree
in Agriculture, Food Science or related field preferred.
- Understanding of manufacturing
production line process and testing procedures.
- Minimum of one to three (1-3)
years of experience in a quality lab environment and knowledge of GMPs.
- Beginning to intermediate
proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, Power
Point, and Access).
- Positive attitude, with
excellent punctuality and attendance.
- Self-motivated, proactive, and
able to work independently and as a team.
- Ability to self-manage and
receive direction well.
- Ability to work effectively
under tight deadlines and pressure.
- Ability to read and comprehend
work instructions and SOPs.
- Physical Requirements:
- Continuously required to
communicate with other employees and stand at workstation.
- Regularly lift and/or move
objects weighing up to 20 pounds; occasionally lift and/or move objects
weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Regularly use close visual
acuity/color vision to prepare and analyze data and figures, read lab
equipment, and detect product defects.
- Regularly climb ladders and
occasionally work at heights of 30 feet.
- Regularly walk, type, push,
pull, lift, grasp, hear, smell, and work long hours.
- Regularly exposed to work near
- Regularly exposed to major
amounts of dust.
- Regularly exposed to a
moderate to severe noise levels.
- Occasionally exposed to
outdoor/uncontrolled weather conditions.
- Occasionally exposed to
chemicals used in the manufacturing process.
Note: Valid Driverís License required for
insurance purposes. Plant Management retains the discretion to add to or change
the duties of this position at any time.