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HACCP Coordinator/Laboratory Technician - Vita Food
Job Title: HACCP Coordinator/Laboratory Technician
Department: Quality Control
Reports to: QA Director
Supervises: Assistant lab technician(s) and/or temporary lab personnel and if appropriate, any Assistant QC Manager or other laboratory personnel.
Back Up: Lab Techs
Schedule: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM or as needed
The purpose of this position is to ensure that the laboratory and record keeping policies and procedures are appropriately implemented to assure quality and safety of products and that operational practices meet the standards and requirements of the corporation, the FDA and Kosher requirements.
This purpose will be accomplished through the execution of specific tasks (see principal duties below) undertaken according to SOPs for QC laboratory personnel and by assuming responsibility for or delegating responsibility for these tasks.
Ø Ensure all employees are following GMPs
Ø Review quality paperwork and sign off if accurate
Ø Assist in the lab when needed
Ø Review programs and HACCP plans and update to ensure accuracy
Ø Coordinate between departments for proper employee training
Ø Create and maintain databases such as jar weights and pest control findings for trend analysis
Ø Review and update WI, SOPs and revise the corresponding forms if necessary
Ø Participate in internal audits such as the glass and brittle plastic audit and pest control program
Ø Participate in regulatory audits such as MSC, USAF and FDA audits
Ø Work with sanitation to ensure that SSOPs, janitorial tasks, etc. are validated and completed at the proper frequency
Ø Ensure that the Master Sanitation Schedule is being followed and signed off on
Ø Create training material for the temporary agency and sanitation to train incoming employees with
Ø Follow up with customer complaints and initiate corrective actions if necessary
Ø Communicate with different staff personnel if/when any corrective actions are needed
Ø Stay current with all regulatory guidelines and requirements
Ø Perform overall plant production inspection to insure that all personnel and practices comply with the requirements and guidelines set forth by the FDA, HACCP, and the military, state and local health departments
Ø Check packaging upon receipt for label accuracy of allergens and nutritional information
Ø Provision of test results to QC Manager or QA Director or designee or in their absence, filing of records of test results.
Ø From analysis of test results and interpretation test data, contribution to preparation of technical report to be provided by Manager, QC to laboratory personnel and CEO at least monthly
Ø Supervise Quality Control Assistant Technicians and temporary help as appropriate.
Ø Assist the Marketing Department by generating nutritional labels and ingredient statements through Genesis
Ø Aid in the development and implementation of Food Safety Fundamentals and Food Safety Plan as outlined in the BRC system.
Ø Has the authority to take appropriate action to ensure the integrity of the BRC system.
Principal Contacts: Frequent QC Manager, QA Director, Asst. Technician, Production Supervisors and line personnel.
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