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QA Technician (Food Science) – Boston, MA

 

The QA/QC team member shares the responsibility for the quality assurance function of the entire company. This position requires an active participation in the tasks necessary to ensure that our company produces a safe and consistent product of the highest quality and that all products are in compliance with government specs and company standards.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

·         Reports to QC/QA Manager.

·         Assistance in the ongoing development, implementation and management of all aspects of quality program. Includes maintaining SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and product specification for all product lines.

·         Assistance in monitoring of processing parameters (temperature, weight, equipments calibration and others) to satisfy HACCP program requirements.

·         Assistance in management of HAACP program (data entry, document reviewing, filing, monitoring, procedure development, calibrations, etc.)

·         Assistance in ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations and food safety standards issued by FDA and other federal, state, and local agencies involved with food safety activities.

·         Assists in maintaining up-to-date records for compliance with federal, state, HAACP regulations.

·         Assistance for ongoing employee training activities designed to keep employees knowledgeable and informed of SOPs, methods, and Good Manufacturing Procedures.

·         Ensures that standards for personal hygiene are met and implements corrective actions where needed.

·         Works with plant supervisors to assure compliance with SOPs and GMPs.

·         Assistance in overseeing the company’s sanitation program.

·         Assistance in monitoring cleaning staff.

·         Assists in environmental and product testing program including ongoing laboratory testing of environment, raw material, and finished product.

·         Attention to product detail, product taste and product appearance.

·         Ensure daily samples are collected and sent to laboratory.

·         Provide recommendations for process improvements to eliminate the potential for food contamination while maximizing productivity.

·         Actively participate in continuous improvement processes

 

 

 

 

 

Required skills:

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

 

·         Bachelor’s Degree (Biology, Food Science or related fields)

·         Experience in food facilities.

·         Knowledge of FDA & USDA regulatory programs as well as Food Safety & Quality Systems is a plus.

·         Good organizational skills and be able to work independently.

·         Able to work in face paced environment and recognize and easily adapt to changing priorities.

·         Able to present data obtained in organized presentable manner.

·         Basic computer skills are necessary (Microsoft Excel and Word).

·         Good oral and written communication skills. Bilingual Spanish/English is a plus.

·         Meticulous attention to detail

·         Able to lift up to 35lbs.

·         Tolerate temperature extremes (hot and cold) in working in walk-in and around ovens, coolers and freezers.

·         Ability to be flexible and work and communicate well with others.

·         Commitment to the objectives of the organization.

·         Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company’s standard operating procedures, policies, and applicable health, state and federal regulations including OSHA & HACCP.

High degree of initiative, sense of urgency and flexibility

Contact:
Boston Lab Support

Job Type:

Contract Hire

Job Status:

Full Time

Locations:

Massachusetts-Boston South

Categories:

Food & Beverage


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Lab Support is supported by a nationwide network of branches serving all major markets, international branches in Europe, relationships with leading scientific companies and over 25 years of experience.

For more information visit us online at labsupport.com.

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