2nd Shift Back-Up Quality
Assurance (QA) Technician - Florence, AL
Quality Assurance technician is responsible for monitoring and insuring a
high standard of food quality at the pre-operational and operational stages
of production. Starting Wage: $9.40/hr
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Must be familiar with all
aspects associated with all duties of being a Quality Assurance
Technician - Jr.
- Communicate with various levels
of Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders and employees.
- Must be cross trained in all
departments of the plant. This will include Incoming material
inspection, working with USDA Inspectors and knowledge of regulations,
HACCP rules and labeling.
- Must have some training in
laboratory work which includes shelf life work, microbiology, and
- Computer knowledge including
AS400, spreadsheet applications.
- Monitor through inspection the
assigned production line(s) for product and packaging specifications,
temperatures, regulatory compliance, sanitation effectiveness, and good
- Monitor and record product
weights, product temperatures, room temperatures, product codes and
dates, levels of residual oxygen in gas-flushed packages and the
appearance of the product.
- Verify and record product
count, accuracy of scales, vignette, tare weights, metal detectors, and
proper use of gloves and hand dip stations.
- Check and record component
codes, identifications and dates.
- Verify that USDA labels are
used properly and that the labels are approved.
- Perform pre-operational
sanitation inspections on production lines as needed and accurately
- Conduct on-going sanitation
inspection of production lines and related facilities during production
- Make any necessary corrections
to ensure a quality product.
- Provide written and/or
computerized reports of the monitoring results to designated management
- Carry out any special tasks per
the request of the QA Manager, Assistant QA Manager, or QA Supervisor.
- Cross-train as Quality
Assurance Technician in various other departments as deemed necessary by
the QA Manager, Assistant QA Manager, or QA Supervisor.
- Perform all other duties that
may be necessary and required to execute this position's
- Be capable of performing mathematical
calculations such as percentages, averages, etc.
- Be able to perform sensory
evaluations, such as flavor, odor, visual (including color and shades of
color) and tactile.
- Have physical ability to
transport containers of product (up to 30lbs) to and from various
locations in the plant.
- Be able to withstand
temperature extremes from below 0o F (-10o F in
some freezers) to over 100o F (110o F at cookers
and in some parts of the warehouse in summer).
- Must demonstrate good judgment
and critical decision making skills.
- Must be able to maintain
regular and predictable attendance, to arrive at scheduled hours, and
work overtime as needed.
- Two-Four year college degree
preferred but not required in biology, microbiology, food science,
nutrition, or a related field of study.
- Employee must have at least
seven years of experience in Quality Assurance work and a full
- knowledge of our operation,
policies, customers, specifications
- 5-7+ years of experience in the
meat slaughter or processing industry preferred, but not required.
- Knowledge of laboratory
procedures and reports.
- Basic understanding of
- Strong verbal, written,
analytical, and persuasive skills and the ability to interact
effectively with all levels of employees and management.
- Have good verbal and written
communication skills that would allow him/her to interact with others in
a professional manner.
- Adhere to safety and conduct
rules and policies.
- Maintain efficiency and quality
- Must be able to work well with
- Management will appoint a
trained designee to fill in for absentees and vacancies. ALL employees
are responsible for upholding the principles of SQF 2000.
make it our mission at Sara Lee to "Simply delight you...every
day." Our brands make up one of the world's best-loved
portfolios of innovative food, beverage, household, and body care
products. Our leading, trusted brands include Ambi Pur, Ball
Park, Douwe Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Kiwi,
Sanex, Sara Lee, and Senseo. Collectively, these
brands generate nearly $13 billion in annual net sales as they delight
millions of consumers every day in approximately 200 countries around the
world. The global Sara Lee team consists of 41,000 employees.
Sara Lee, we believe that careers are as unique as individuals. That's
why we offer employment opportunities that give you ownership of your
career. With the resources of a global corporation and direct responsibility
to make it happen, you can be confident that you'll always be able to perform
your best and be recognized for it. At Sara Lee, the difference is you.
Sara Lee compensation program is designed to provide you with comprehensive,
flexible benefits that enable you to select those features that best fit your
needs. Our benefits include, but are not limited to: medical, prescription
drug, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability, retirement plans,
and tuition reimbursement.
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