Food Safety & QA Department Specialist-15428
To complete a variety of specialized duties that support QA functional
operations processes and
programs in support of
department initiatives, Private Brands quality image and to achieve
regulatory compliance. This position will
work closely with QA Leadership and Private Brand
Teams for new product
development, vendor performance evaluations, product quality
vendor issues and customer responses across the hundreds of private
brand suppliers and thousands of
private brand products.
Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
- Performs duties during
laboratory testing of Private Branded products by acting as the
recorder of findings and by performing analytical procedures as
necessary. These laboratory procedures may consist of but not be
limited to: organoleptic studies, pH monitoring, Brix/solids levels, titratable acidities, viscosities, vacuums,
weights and measurements.
- Receive sample shipments,
unpack, label and store samples upon arrival. Communicates with
Private Brands Product Managers to ensure efficient flow of product
- Sets up, prepares samples for
testing and cleans up after the cuttings. Records and prepares cutting
reports as needed, distributes to appropriate Product Managers.
- Communicates with vendors and
conducts product research and cuttings as needed.
Coordinates the selection, delivery, and evaluation of Private Branded
products from corporate Distribution Centers) for quality evaluation.
- Procures additional
comparison samples either locally or from out of town locations and
directly from manufacturers’ plants as directed.
- Gathers information from
current specifications denoting any errors or omissions and provides
feedback to Product Teams.
- Responsible for maintaining
Quality Assurance lab facilities and equipment. Responsible for the
disposition of excess or unused samples.
- Reviews food product and
non-food product against specifications for compliance
Prepares, reviews and/or compares information/data and makes
determination within defined guidelines, parameters, and instruction.
Experience, Education, Certification, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Degree in Food Science,
Nutrition, Family Consumer Science, Biology, Chemistry or related
- Previous experience working
with basic laboratory equipment required
- Previous work in food
- Computer literate and
functionally able to use Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Working knowledge of PLM
systems, specifically TRACE ONE/AGENTRICS, is desired
Why Work for
As the third-largest grocery retailer in the nation, we know that bright,
motivated people are
the reason for our success. Because
of our associates, we’ve been providing the best service to
our customers for more than 135
We encourage FRESH
thinking, offer an environment of inclusion and support, and set no
boundaries on your achievement!
A GREAT PLACE TO GROW!
The above statements are
intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by the
employees assigned to this job. All
employees must comply with Company policy and applicable
laws. The responsibilities, duties and
skills required of personnel so classified may vary
within each department and/or location.