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QA Ingredient Technologist - Oakland, NJ 07436

Nu Products Seasoning





Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Morning Pre-op checks:
1. Check Log Book for after hours receiving and obtain samples.
2. Check for COA’s arriving after hours at dock and on email.
3. Check for any allergen, organic, or labeling issues with ingredients in storage.

Incoming Ingredient Checks
1. Test incoming ingredients and maintain reference library.
2. Evaluate the trailer condition record results.
3. Check materials vs. the sales order. Notify management of discrepancies.
4. Check Schedule A for kosher status & identify symbol on label if required.
5. Review information in the Log Book and have shipping correct and discrepancies.
6. Check new ingredients and work with R&D, Purchasing, and the Vendors to evaluating
the samples.
7. Reject nonconforming shipments and record the information on the Defective Material
Report. Generate computer report and email it to appropriate departments. Place a
hold tags and verify the those items are stored in a secure area.
8. Update & maintain the Ingredient Reference Samples.
9. Take micro samples to verify vendor COA’s.
10. Maintain the Ingredient Information file cabinets including all COA’s. Call vendors if
COA’s are missing and obtain the COA’s.
11. Confirm that incoming organic ingredients are properly labeled.

Inventory Control
1. Check inventory for expired or infested product.
2. Check inventory for misplaced items, especially misplaced allergens or kosher item and
inform upper management.
3. Check inventory for open containers and seal the containers as needed.
4. Record sanitation of racks & inform management if cleaning is needed.
5. Check the shelf life of both dry and wet ingredients. If over shelf life bring a sample to
R&D for evaluation.

1. Review schedule A and ERP system to update the kosher certifications.
2. Submit kosher approvals for new raw materials.

1. Maintain the SQF ingredient files by working with the vendors and Purchasing.
2. Maintain ingredient Safety Data Sheet book/ on-line files.
3. Maintain internal ingredient specifications.

Quality Laboratory Backup
1. Perform Laboratory Technicians functions during vacations and sick days.
2. Test finished products and maintain reference library.
Alternate: The Director of Quality Assurance is to perform or delegate the above functions
when the person is absent.

Minimum Requirements:
Computer skills including Microsoft Access.
Bachelors Degree in Food Science or equivalent science degree.
Minimum of 2 to 5 years experience in the food industry. SQF experience is a plus.
Communication skills

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to taste and smell chemicals, flavors and food products. Must be able to stand
for long periods of time in a laboratory setting. Must be able to see to mix and compound
flavors. Must be able to lift 50 bags of products.

Working Environment:
Laboratory environment with exposure to a variety of food GRAS chemicals, flavors and
food products.

Reports to:
Director of Quality Assurance

Job Type: Full-time


  • food industry: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


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