Quality Assurance Technician
Reports To: Quality Assurance Manager
Purpose of the Position: The Quality Technician is responsible for monitoring food safety, HACCP, FDA, & CCOF compliance while ensuring productions ability to operate smoothly while producing quality products for our customer.
Verify food safety documentation & audit for accuracy, completeness & deviations that may need corrective action.
Maintain QA dashboards, verifying accuracy of data.
Review & analyze QA data in conjunction with QA Manager .
Represent Quality team in the decision making process with Operations.
Ensuring sanitation standards are met through ATP & visual checks, oversee compliance of cleanup procedures as necessary.
Assist in training of food production & distribution team members on quality related functions (HACCP, food safety, etc.).
Demonstrate competency to interpret, implement, & maintain HACCP based food safety plans & documents.
Report problems or inconsistencies with any procedures to GM & QA Lead, involving QA Manager as necessary.
Work alongside operations to report claims on damaged/non-conforming product.
Take accurate notes regarding all quality issues identified within the facility, identifying root causes & preventative measures.
Work with team leaders throughout shift to determine where QA assistance is needed.
Provide QA support for production related questions and/or quality troubleshooting.
Monitor operational readiness for each shift, assigning corrective actions(s) as needed for deviations.
Perform routine sample collection & results tracking.
Participate in weekly interdepartmental produce evaluation.
Participate in internal audits to ensure all food safety & organic status procedures are being followed.
Provide support during audits & regulatory visits (HACCP, CCOF, FDA, local ordinances, etc).
Identify properly & resolve all non-conformance items, ensuring proper quality hold procedures & process documentation.
Complete daily thermometer calibration checks against NIST thermometer.
Complete daily sanitation, facility, & quality check documents.
High School Diploma, or equivalent
Bachelors Degree preferred
1 year of experience in Quality Assurance
Knowledge of produce preferred
ServSafe Certification preferred
HACCP & GSFI knowledge preferred
Ability to consistently lift up to 25 pounds
Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time
Regular stooping, squatting, bending, twisting, & walking
Temperature controlled warehouse environment
Must be able to withstand temperatures ranging from -20 degrees Fahrenheit to ambient room temperature
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this job. Duties, responsibilities & activities may change at any time with or without notice.