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QA/Food Safety Technician - Greencastle, IN 46135


Phoenix



Job Location

GREENCASTLE - Greencastle, IN

Education Level

High School

POSITION SUMMARY:

To assist the QA/Food Safety Site manager in managing all facets of the Quality Assurance/Food Safety function for the facility.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


Assist the QA/Food Safety Site Manager in the promotion of Food Safety and GMP practices throughout the whole facility. Perform Safe Quality Food (SQF) Practitioner duties as assigned to assist in implementing and maintaining SQF systems and procedures.


Perform raw material and other component inspections per established procedures and inspection instructions. Process vendor complaints/rejections as required.


Perform warehouse audits of finished goods, WIP, and raw materials/packaging as requested.
Review and maintain appropriate quality records and samples as needed

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Effectively use specialized equipment to perform measurements, tests, and/or inspections on products as required and generate necessary reports.


Interpret and guide production supervisors and plant personnel regarding the PCI Quality Standards and product inspection instructions as needed.


Assist the QA/Food Safety Site Manager with internal, customer, and 3rd party audits.


Organize and assist with supervising off-line rework and inspection activities as directed.


Assist with calibration of measurement, test equipment, scales, and any other controlled instruments included in our Calibration Program as directed. Maintain appropriate calibration records and calibration certificates in the Calibration Program.


Assist with necessary training for Food Safety, GMP, and Quality Systems and Procedures for all departments in the plant. This includes preparing for and participating in Green Area Meetings (GAM).


Assemble and publish various quality/defect data reports and indices as directed. This could include but is not limited to statistical analyses and trending data.


Participate in root cause analysis and continuous improvement activities as they relate to customer complaint investigations, nonconforming product, long-term problem solving, product and process quality improvements, and risk/loss reduction efforts.


OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:


Responsible for following all Food Safety related policies and procedures.


Responsible for following all Safety Rules, policies, procedures and work instructions.


Maintain documents and data analysis for various weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly meetings as directed.


Collect, package, and arrange for shipment of various product samples to other plants, outside test agencies, vendors, and customers as needed.


Attend professional development webinars/ coursework/ training as directed or approved by manager.
Performs other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the QA/Food Safety Site Manager.
Provide backup support and serve as substitute SQF Practitioner for QA/Food Safety Site Manager when required.


Backup: QA/Food Safety Site Manager or properly trained substitute


EDUCATION AND TRAINING:


Required: High School diploma or equivalent; strong verbal and written communication skills


Associates degree or equivalent preferred


International HACCP Alliance Certificate preferred (or obtain within 1 year of assuming the role)
Working knowledge of basic food microbiology preferred


EXPERIENCE:
Would prefer a minimum 1 year manufacturing experience, preferably in a food or food packaging environment.


1 year quality assurance or quality control experience in plastic injection molding or related field preferred; working knowledge of SPC techniques, calipers, and various measurement and gaging equipment.


Proficient at using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, et al.).


Familiarity with maintaining compliance to one or more GFSI or other relevant auditing schemes.

 

 

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