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Quality Control Technician
American Custom Meats 9 reviews - Tracy, CA




SUMMARY : Monitor process and perform routine QC checks to insure operation process is in control and product meets standards set by the company. Maintain compliance with all USDA regulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Pre Operation – Inspect facility and equipment before production starts, as assigned*
  • ATP and Environmental swabbing on equipment to check bacteria count, as assigned* *
  • Thermometer Calibrations* *
  • Allergen Testing* *
  • GMP Inspection/Monitoring to ensure employee follows proper hygiene for production safety* *
  • HACCP Monitoring* *
  • Metal Detection Verification* *
  • Product/Production line inspection* *
  • Ensuring product safety and quality meets company standards and specs* *
  • Product testing such as pH, moisture, and product consistency*
  • Other duties as assigned

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
  • Remains open to other’s ideas and tries new things; Shares expertise with others; Gives and welcomes feedback; Applies feedback to improve performance; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Works with integrity and ethically.
  • Adheres to ACM Policies and Procedures; Upholds organizational values.
  • Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Measures self against standard of excellence; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Reacts well under pressure; Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Treats people with respect and consideration.
  • Meets productivity standards; Strives to increase productivity; Completes tasks correctly and on time; Uses time efficiently; Aligns work with strategic goals; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Displays orientation to profitability.
  • Observes safety and security procedures; Uses equipment and materials properly; Reports potentially unsafe conditions.
  • Is consistently at work and on time; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:

Minimal High School education or valid work permit.

1 - 3 years of previous experience in Food Processing environment preferred

Previous experience in Meat Processing preferred.

Previous experience with Scan guns and or TI stations preferred.

Language Skills: Must be able to follow verbal instructions in English and read Basic English.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written and oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving few concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to recognize and resolve problems quickly using sound judgment and diplomacy.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of the 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 is regularly required to stand, lift, walk, operate a pallet jack, and reach overhead. The employee is frequently required to push/pull, balance, stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud to moderate. Typical work environment is a refrigerated processing room. Typical temperatures range between 30 to 50 degrees.

Responsibility for Quality and Food Safety: All persons employed or associated with American Custom Meats are responsible for the quality and food safety of company products. The food safety and quality policies are summarized and communicated during training sessions.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Quality Control: 2 years

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