This is a fast-paced position heavily involved with the mathematical and technical areas. The QA Technician serves as an important supporting member of the Production Team.
Job Essential Functions:
Responsible for routine sampling of Fresh Express product at various stages of production.
Responsible for recognizing, identifying, and communicating out-of-spec samples.
Responsible for helping to enforce GMP rules.
Responsible for performing duties listed below:
Sampling of finished products per customer specifications
Ensure control of finished products until lab test results received and verified
Maintain a clean work area to prevent cross contamination
Perform other duties as required or assigned
Places product on hold as needed
Reinforces area practices to insure SOP's are being adhered to for quality checks and corrective action with peers and team.
Reinforces area practices that promote a safe work environment with peers and team
Reinforces area practices that promote GMP adherence and food safety with peers and team
Participates in food safety incident.
Encourages peer employees to maintain work areas well-organized, clean and safe with everything properly stored or staged
Reinforces proper safety habits including LOTO is being properly executed with peers/team
Identifies process improvement opportunities within area of assignment
Serves a backup for other unit positions as needed to cover for breaks, meals, and absences.
The ideal candidate must:
Possess basic science and technical aptitude.
Possess basic computer skills (Excel, Outlook and Word).
Possess the ability to read and interpret documents (in English) such as safety rules, product specifications, etc.
Possess the ability to write routine reports and e-mail correspondence (in English).
Be capable of working in a cold, wet environment for an entire shift.
Be capable of working overtime, including weekends and holidays as required.
Be capable of working hours and shifts dictated by production schedule.
Be capable of meeting all attendance requirements.
Be capable of meeting all required testing frequencies (detailed, fast-paced work).
Be capable of standing for long periods of time.
Be capable of operating measuring instruments, such as the weight scale and thermometer.
Be capable of performing basic math calculations and use a calculator.
Basic computer knowledge in Word and Excel
Previous experience working in QA or a Technical environment.
Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
Experience meeting or exceeding high production expectations.
Food industry experience.
Self-motivated individual who requires minimal supervision and direction.
Food Industry experience
High school diploma (or equivalent).