Quality Assurance Technician

Chefs Warehouse Columbia , MD 21044

Posted 2 months ago

At The Chefs' Warehouse we are an industry leader in food distribution!

We have a distinct competitive advantage in serving our customers because of our extensive selection of top quality and hard-to-find specialty and center-of-the-plate food products.

What's on our menu?

Enticing Appetizers:

A culture that is full of flavor and inviting! Creating an environment of belonging, where everyone is welcome!

Delivering our best in everything we do

We are committed to high quality food and dedicated to a positive team culture.

Divine Entrees:

Paid Vacations, Paid Holidays

Health, Dental and Medical Benefits

Weekly pay

Life Insurance

5% above cost for our high-quality food products

Employee discounts for travel and events


What's for Dessert?

The icing on the cake... We are proud to share that we are Great Place to Work-Certified and live by our values of always being curious and creative, hungry for food and for results, entrepreneurial, flexible and supportive of our peers and our clients.

About Us:

The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. ( WWW.CHEFSWAREHOUSE.COM ) is North America's leading distributor of specialty, protein and broadline offerings, providing the world's greatest ingredients to North America's best chefs for over three decades. From the most dish-dazzling center of the plate proteins to the highly sophisticated and luxurious ingredients to integrate across any menu, The Chefs' Warehouse provides their large base of more than 35,000 customers a world-class variety of products that are 2nd to none: supporting chefs in their pursuit of culinary excellence and making their wildest culinary visions a reality.


The Quality Control Technician monitors the production processes to ensure product is within food and safety quality standards. Our Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for the Food Safety and Quality Assurance of product housed within our warehouse. Technicians are responsible for performing internal audits to ensure adhering to GMP and company food safety standards.


  • Retrieve and analyze samples according to established methods to ensure adherence to specifications and guidelines

  • Documents all audit and inspection findings in accordance to company established procedures

  • Focuses on safety related issues including ensuring safe working environment for employees, communicating safety issues, and maintaining a high level of food safety awareness

  • Regularly performing testing on metal detector, chemical system, and warehouse temperatures

  • Perform and document internal audits adhering to GMP and company requirements

  • Works with the Sanitation team to ensure that cleaning activities meet Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), and company standards

  • Ensures products have proper labeling

  • Performs quality inspections on incoming and outgoing product

  • Handles and administers additives as necessary

  • Responsible to report all food safety issues to an immediate supervisor and provide feedback to operators and warehouse mangers regarding non-conforming products and packaging

  • Directly correlate to product recalls, successful audits, and customer satisfaction Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to perform product testing and visible observations in adhering to company guidelines

  • Ensure proper product labeling at all

  • Deliver samples for testing to outside laboratories

  • Perform all other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree or relevant work experience.

  • Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills

  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace

  • Collaborative work style and commitment to get the job done

  • Delegate responsibilities effectively


  • Bachelor's Degree in Science or related field

  • General knowledge of processing, manufacturing and quality control procedures as they relate to food processing GMPs, SSOPs, and HACCP.

  • Ability to learn testing methods

  • Basic math skills.

  • Knowledge, skill and ability to operate routine lab equipment

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret instructions

Math Ability:

Basic math skills with addition, subtraction and multiplication. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should Advance level of expertise with Microsoft Word and Excel.Must be able to operate common office machines.

Certificates and Licenses:

No certifications needed

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.

The Chefs' Warehouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly

  • Required Education High School

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  • Columbia, MD, USA
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