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FSQA Technician - Alsip, IL
Position Purpose The Quality Assurance (QA) Technician has the primary responsibility for protecting the food by conducting food safety and quality sampling, testing, and documentation to meet all regulatory, customer, and ARYZTA requirements. QA Technicians may be designated as I or II depending on level of experience and skills.
Key Accountabilities The QA Technician is responsible for conducting food safety and quality assurance procedures to ensure ARYZTA is in compliance with best practices for food safety and quality. The QA Technician reports to the QA Supervisor or QA Manager (depending on size of bakery).
• Responsible for meeting all applicable food regulations (international, national, state, and local)
• Responsible for complying with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards (i.e. BRC, SQF)
• Responsible for supporting the HARPC Team in the implementation of an effective Food Safety plan focused on the elimination of biological, chemical, physical and economically motivated hazards from our foods.
• Responsible for sampling, testing, and documentation of the Quality Management System (QMS) including procedures, records, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
• Works to maintain the safety, legality and quality of each food and the processes used in their manufacture.
• Responsible for meeting and exceeding customer requirements • Works to reduce customer/consumer complaints for foods manufactured on site
• Reports food safety and quality issues to their supervisor
• Authorized to hold product based on food safety or quality non-conformance.
• Participates in daily food evaluation to identify possible defects.
• Participates in physical bakery inspections on a weekly basis on each area (pest control, operational methods, maintenance for food safety, sanitation, personnel practices, etc.)
• Selects food items for analysis at specified stages in the production process for evaluating compliance to specification.
Inspection methods and frequencies outlined in procedures and specifications are measured as defined.
• Personnel conducting testing shall be able to demonstrate and explain the process of testing.
• Any out of compliance results are handled appropriately and reported to QA Manager.
• Able to perform pre-operational inspections and to report any concerns to their Supervisor.
• Able to use the following instrumentation/measuring devices Thermometers, Metal detectors, X-ray devices, Calculators, Scales, Gauges, Calipers, Rulers, Moisture analyzers and Ovens.
Ensures appropriate communication of food safety/QA issues with Production Supervisors and QA Technicians at shift change. Other duties may be assigned and QA Technician is expected to effectively manage and execute changes.
Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level
Effective work ethic and good communications skills:
• High School Diploma
• Good writing, mathematics, and critical thinking skills
• Experience in computers including spreadsheets
• Some college Science courses or experience in the food industry
• Training in HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points)
• Training in a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard such as BRC or SQF
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Regularly required to climb, stand or walk for extended periods of time.
• Use a computer keyboard and monitor more than 25% of total work time.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and extreme cold.
• The noise level in the work environment is often moderate to loud. • Ability to work different shifts and weekends
Alsip, Illinois, United States
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