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Quality Control Technician - Omak, WA

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Job Title: Quality Control Technician

Reports to: QA Manager

Location: Omak, WA

FLSA Status: Non Exempt

About the Company

SunOpta Inc. is an operator of high-growth ethical businesses, focusing on integrated business models in the natural and organic food and natural health markets.

About the Division

The SunOpta Healthy Snacks Division manufactures both Natural/Organic fruit snacks and a variety of grain & nutrition bars that are distributed throughout North America and in many regions in the world. We produce products for Retail partners under their Private Brand labels and we co-manufacture for some of the most recognizable brands in the North American marketplace. We are currently looking for a QC Technician to be part of our dynamic Healthy Snacks Division.


Quality Control Technician with daily responsibilities to include: monitor quality control on food production line, ensures quality specifications are met, and ensures product meets specifications.

Responsibilities (Key Role Activities include the following. Other duties may be assigned):

·     Will monitor quality control on a food production line

·     Perform required checks and measurements for specific products being made

·     Communicate to appropriate production staff, maintenance staff, or management when problems arise

·     Record problem and solution on appropriate forms

·     Check paperwork for accuracy

·     Verify ingredients staged for production are correct per the recipe requirements

·     Check metal detector, seals and date codes every half an hour to ensure good results

·     Collect samples for retains

·     Calibrate and clean equipment to ensure results are correct

·     Perform sensory evaluations of ingredients and product

·     Must be able to work any shift and weekends when required

·     Ensure that packaged product meets all quality specifications

·     Report directly all quality related activities to the QA Manager

·     Follow company GMP’s (good manufacturing practices) and all other quality programs

·     Wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) when required

·     Responsible for ensuring work area is clean and organized

·     Ability to work independently with little or no supervision and as a member of a team

·     Strictly adhere to all Safety policies

·     Committed to ensuring that the products produced meet all food safety and quality requirements

Required Skills

High School Diploma or equivalent.

·     Must have a working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel software.

·     The candidate with be subjected to pre-employment criminal background and drug screening tests. Any job offer will be subject to satisfactory completion of these tests. Other skill-related tests may be required.


·     Technical or Associates Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Food Science or related science field or equivalent.

·     LEAN Manufacturing.

Bi-lingual Spanish.

Job Location

Omak, Washington, United States

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