Quality Assurance Technician -
International Dehydrated Foods, Inc.
Reports to: Quality
Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include
assisting the Quality Process Manager in working with production, maintenance
and all other departments in adherence to all self-inspection programs, USDA
programs and regulatory requirements. Perform Pre-shipment Reviews, HACCP
monitoring, SSOP, GMP, Quality Assurance audits and inspect finished product.
Assist the Chemistry and Microbiology Technicians, as needed. Assist with
special testing, sampling and process trouble shooting when directed. And,
when needed, acts as company liaison with the USDA.
- Assists in the ongoing
management of all aspects of the quality and food safety programs.
Includes SSOPs (Standard Sanitary Operational Procedures), GMPs (Good
Manufacturing Practices) and product specifications.
- Monitor processing parameters
(temperature, weight, equipment calibration, etc.) to satisfy HACCP
- Monitor compliance with
applicable laws, regulations and food safety standards issued by USDA
and other federal, state and all other food safety agencies.
- Monitor food safety, regulatory
compliance and legality requirements of the BRC Global Standard for Food
- Collect samples, as needed, for
environmental and product testing.
- Performs Internal Audits.
- Conduct SSOP Daily Operational
- As directed; collect, review
and assemble all daily HACCP and SSOP documentation.
- Assists in handling
requirements for allergens, foreign body detection, product inspection,
control of non-conforming product.
- Assist Production Leads and
Supervisors with assessments of practices and procedures used during
that shifts production and/or sanitation tasks.
- Conducts pre-shipment review
- Assists in personnel
development, including but not limited to; training, access and movement
of personnel and personal hygiene.
- Provides back-up for lab
personnel, when needed.
- Maintains a good working
relationship with USDA.
- Assists with other duties as
Job Experience/Technical Expertise:
- Prefer completion of
post-secondary education, training or verifiable related job experience
in a related field of study (Food Science, Microbiology, etc).
- Has knowledge of GMP’s, HACCP
and USDA regulations.
proficient computer skills.
- Acquires and applies
professional/technical knowledge, skills, experience, and judgment to
accomplish results, serve customers better and contribute to the
organization’s intellectual capital.
- Has excellent
both verbal and written.
- Speaks effectively before large
and small groups.
- Is a good listener.
- Is honest under pressure and
- Is supportive of Company
objectives, policies, procedures and work rules. Promotes and assures
understanding and acceptance.
- Has high
- Maintains confidentiality.
- Keeps his/her promises.
- Is willing to work weekends and
- Has strong
- Is a strategic thinker – both
in short and long term planning.
- Has the ability to make correct
decisions at the appropriate time.
- Is self-driven. Is focused. Has
- Has a high energy level.
- Is curious and creative.
- Strives for personal
self-improvement and professionalism.
- Has good initiative. Is
- Works well with people. Is
sensitive to the needs of others. Trusts people.
- Is comfortable working with associates
in the manufacturing area.
- Is respected by peers,
subordinates, supervisor and company officers.
- Treats all associates with
dignity and respect.
- Has the ability to think and
draw natural conclusions.
- Has the ability to adapt to
changing situations. Is willing to change areas of responsibility.
- Can follow directions as well
as give directions.
- Has a positive attitude.
- Is fair.