Job Title :

Food Safety & Quality Tech (QA) – Salina, KS

Company :

Schwan's Research and Development, Inc.

Position Type :

Full Time - Regular

Exempt/Non Exempt :


Shift :

2nd Shift

City :


State :


Description :


This position is responsible for performing a variety of quality assurance audits on incoming products, in-process production as well as finished products to ensure that they meet government regulations and company standards of quality. This position also assists in planning and establishing additional FSQ activities and procedures.



Monitors daily adherence to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and reports issues to management

Monitors overall product quality by verifying compliance to product specification

Recognizes potential and existing contamination issues and takes corrective actions to isolate compromised product or ingredient by communicating and initiating a Product Hold.

Performs routine process and system inspections and audits to insure ingredient/product compliance with established regulatory and company standards.

Monitors others in compliance to facility GMP's and effectively communicates violations to appropriate plant personnel

Performs all duties in accordance with Regulatory, company policy and established procedures

Works with production management to rework product for some routine product quality issues

Conducts daily formulation audits in production areas for specification compliance

Collects aseptic samples for analysis and perform testing (e.g. micro, ATP allergen, sensory, chemical, etc…) as requested

Collects samples of products and raw ingredients from outside suppliers and prepares samples for analysis by outside lab

Performs pre-operational and operational sanitation audits as they apply to Regulatory and company procedures

Performs associated formulation audits and quality checks based on product specifications



Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Years of Related Experience: 0-2 years related experience

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Able to be proficient in SAP and the Microsoft Windows Suite to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint preferred; satisfactory job performance in current position; ability to work in a variety of temperatures; demonstrated written and verbal English communication skills; ability to accurately create and document company reports; satisfactory safety record; ability to read and interpret basic technical documents and product specifications; ability to learn and operate standard laboratory equipment; basic communication skills and interpersonal skills; basic math skills; solid interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated knowledge of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) as it applies to specific plant operations; demonstrated ability to keep accurate documentation of daily information; general working knowledge of production equipment to monitor overall cleanliness of plant and equipment; HACCP certification preferred



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