Quality Assurance Technician 1st and 2nd shift

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Job Description: 

Reporting to the Quality Assurance (QA) Manager, the QA Technician is responsible for ensuring that food safety and QA programs are properly implemented and maintained by following company, customer, and regulatory guidelines through auditing/inspection, product quality control, and data entry. The QA Technician provides support to operations with the objective of meeting food safety and quality requirements, while maintaining production efficiency. The QA Technician presents a professional and respectful attitude when dealing with both internal and external contacts, and will work toward facilitating a team atmosphere within the Service Center.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Performs food safety and quality critical control point checks on process as outlined in the HACCP and Quality Program requirements and other QA duties
  • Works directly with production staff on testing protocols and requirements to meet and exceed USDA quality and safety requirements. Ensures production management is aware of deviations from requirements
  • Performs pre-operational inspection on all operating equipment
  • Monitors production staff’s adherence in meeting product specifications. Assists in evaluation of new equipment and process instructions to effectively meet and exceed product specifications
  • Monitors proper implementation of other food safety and quality programs by performing in process checks, sample collection, and finished product inspection
  • Assists on trouble shoot processing lines and provide solutions to operations that target manufacturing and food safety requirements
  • Evaluate raw material and on hold product, suggest disposition, and inform appropriate management personnel as required
  • Assists in data entry for all monitoring and verification activities as required. Prepares reports as necessary to record findings and recommendations from testing
  • Understand and apply safe work practices and principles. Ask questions if unsure
  • Identify potential hazards and either work to remedy them (if possible) or bring them to supervisor’s attention for action
  • Bring a ‘safety first’ attitude to work
  • Additional duties as assigned
Requirements: 
  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline such as animal/food science, biology, microbiology, chemistry/biochemistry
  • 2-4 years of QA or related experience within the meat/food processing sector preferred
  • Understanding of HACCP systems
  • BRC knowledge a plus
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English language required
Qualifications: 
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow documents and procedures
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required
  • Ability to work in team setting or independently with minimum supervision
  • Good analytical and logical problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills. Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to handle stressful situations
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

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