Quality Assurance Processing Technician -
Reports to: QA Shift Leader
Conduct all quality-monitoring functions on a shift basis, including raw and
finished product and package integrity tests. Assure the product conforms to
the finished product specification, and provide detailed written information
relating to the quality of the product, package and process. Work effectively
with Production to satisfy specification requirement. You are responsible for
ensuring all food safety and quality protocols are followed.
Assure that the product conforms to the finished product specification.
This will be accomplished by sensory evaluation, analytical testing and
process plant observation.
Provide detailed written information relating to the quality of the
product, and process.
Adjust batch for Mix and Blend Operator as needed to satisfy specification
requirement. Approve batch before it is processed through the UHT system.
Perform organoleptic test on both raw and finished product.
Perform micro testing, chemical and physical analysis on raw and finished
Maintain and organize all QA records.
Assist in set-up analytical programs for lab equipments.
Verify, organize, and issue COAs as required.
Inspect transfer, mixing, and processing equipment to ensure proper
cleaning and quality practices.
Perform testing on incoming ingredients per the ingredient sampling
Participate in sensory evaluation.
Oversee other QA technicians when QA Leader is absent or on vacation.
Perform QA Incubation/Packaging technician tasks when it is necessary.
Perform wastewater analysis; COD, and TSS
Perform pest control once a week and sanitation inspection on a monthly
Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory responsibilities: This position is not supervisory in nature.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Strong technical knowledge in area of responsibility
Strong computer skills, including skills in the application of Microsoft
Word and Excel
Strong math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
Strong decision-making skills, training skills, problem analysis skills,
teamwork, creativity, the need to read, write, speak and understand the
English language and the need to perform advanced math (analysis, statistics,
significant data or number manipulation)
Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize
Continuous physical activities including continuous walking, talking,
reaching, feeling, the use of repetitive motions of hands/wrists, hearing and
standing, and the position requires frequent stooping, sitting, grasping and
Ability to push, pull, or move up to 150 pounds and the ability to lift and
carry up to 35 pounds frequently
Physical ability to taste test all of our products
The position requires a Bachelors degree or
equivalent specializing in Food Science, Quality Assurance or related field.
Requires one year of relevant experience, preferably in a food manufacturing
QA work is performed in a lab, warehouse or production environment and
involves the extensive use of office and lab equipment. The position is
subject to shift work, extensive close work heavy lifting and constant
standing. While performing the duties of the job incumbent could be working
around moving mechanical parts. The position is subject to extensive close
work, the use of and exposure to hazardous materials, high voltage, hot pipes
and constant standing. The noise level is typically moderate to loud. Some
overtime may be required.