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Quality Assurance Technician
Taylor Farms Northwest - Kent, WA

 

 

 

Job Summary:
The quality assurance/ quality control technician will focus on evaluating, implementing, maintaining and improving the company’s quality programs. The tech will be responsible to conduct QA audits within the manufacturing facility and inspect for the GMPs, SOPs, SSOPs compliance and evaluate incoming, in-process and finished goods to ensure strict adherence to internal and customer specifications regarding quality and safety. Responsible for monitoring all processes within the operation such as receiving, cooking, mixing, assembling, packaging, labeling and shipping for adherence to internal and regulatory requirements. Maintains and reviews documents for HACCP, FDA and USDA compliance. Responsible for certain CCP’s.
Responsibilities/ Duties:

  • Perform pre-operational and end of shift inspections of equipment using sensory and instrumental methods.
  • Monitors carriers, ingredients and packaging materials.
  • Analyze and document analysis of materials used in manufacturing.
  • Maintain and oversee adherence to SOPs and specifications.
  • Monitor, record, and verify HACCP documents.
  • Perform GMP, SSOP audits and establish corrective actions and preventive measures.
  • Conduct and facilitate daily quality audit check lists
  • Develop and monitor the efficacy of the facility cleaning and sanitation program.
  • Perform temperature measurement and monitoring in manufacturing.
  • Manage the facility pest control program.
  • Evaluate and trend variances from procedure and client complaints to identify root causes and implement corrective and preventive measures.
  • Support the QA/QC department and production operations to maintain high standards of quality including the execution on the production lines of the company’s Gold Standard Process.
  • Place and remove products from hold and update the hold log as required.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records
  • Conduct package quality inspection and isolate the product that does not meet standards including bagger leak checks.
  • Ensure Quality and Food Safety
  • Performs or assists with additional duties as assigned by QA management
  • Responsible for the produce wash water CCP and its implementation in compliance with corporate policy.
  • Responsible for operating and overseeing the metal detection as a CCP in compliance with corporate policy.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with at least 2 years’ experience in food manufacturing environment or a BS Degree in biology, microbiology, food science, food technology or related field with 0-1 year food production experience.
  • Must not be food allergen sensitive
  • Ability to quickly learn and comply with company safety, quality, Good Manufacturing, and other required policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated analytical and technical capabilities, leadership skills, and good communication skills, including written, electronic, and verbal
  • Must be available to work any/all shifts, holidays, and overtime on occasion if business needs change
  • Capability to work in a refrigerated environment for long period of time
  • Ability to do team work

Job Type: Full-time

Local candidates only:

  • Kent, WA 98032

Required experience:

  • Food Manufacturing: 2 years

Required education:

  • Associate

 

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