Quality Assurance Technician

MAC Incorporated

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Quality Assurance Technician Fresno, California
Job Ref:
36621

Job Description: Quality Assurance Technician

Quality Assurance Technicians needed for All Shifts:

  • Morning 6:00am-2:30pm 
  • Swing 2:00pm-10:30pm
  • Night 10:00pm-6:00am

Job Summary

The Quality Department is responsible for verifying that product meets or exceeds safe food handling and quality standards. This includes taking any necessary corrective action in the event of an issue.  They are responsible for collaborating with Operations and other functional stakeholders to ensure safe, wholesome and set quality parameters are adhered to, controls in place are functioning as designed and escalate matters in a timely manner.

Essential duties

• Ability to complete the following for a minimum of two-three production lines per respective shift with ease:

• Collaborate with internal stakeholders to assure the adherence to customer, company quality and food safety standards.

• Ensure proper use and care of analytical instruments and equipment, including daily calibration checks.

• Analyze product chemistry in the form of sugar solids (Brix), pH and thickness (Viscosity), Titratable Acidity, Water Activity, Drain Weight, sensory, and other analytical and operational tests that are performed for each lot and documented as required per Process Control and HACCP Sheets in RedZone and DAX/ERP.

• Ensure the UHT processor parameters are in balance, Aseptic process controls are followed as prescribed on the Process Control Checklists.

• Inspect rework before it is used and make sure documentation provides traceability.

• Verify product quality and integrity by checking the production line during the filling of each lot, (looking specifically at package and case integrity, label and code date accuracy, weights, temperatures, and tray/screen inspections for signs of any foreign material).

• Analyze first and last cartons during formula changes for product chemistry and tray/screen inspections to ensure no presence of foreign materials.

• Perform HACCP monitoring activities including filter checks, metal detector monitoring, magnets checks, allergen verifications and hot fill monitoring as prescribed by production line requirements.

• Monitor the line and equipment for food safety related items such as good manufacturing practices and proper sanitation practices.

• Properly document all data and provide timely/effective communication to production supervisors, management, production employees and other Quality Assurance Technicians and Supervisors.

• Collect any necessary samples and maintain the retain sample library accordingly.

• Fill in as needed in other areas of the Quality Department as assigned by the Lead PQG Technician, QA Manager or Supervisor.

• Ensure compliance to company expectation on meals, breaks and attendance policies.

• Assist in problem solving events to determine root cause and establish preventive measures.

• Receive Raw Materials and follow necessary procedures to ensure compliance to company receipt, handling and storage processes.

• Has knowledge and application of +50% of all laboratory procedures, cross functionally trained and able to cover +75% of Quality Control and Assurance checks or expectations of all production lines and Analytical Laboratory Stations.

• Assist in problem solving events to determine root cause and establish preventive measures.

• Receive Raw Materials and follow necessary procedures to ensure compliance to company receipt, handling and storage processes.

• Has knowledge and application of 100% of all laboratory procedures, cross functionally trained and able to cover 100% of Quality Control and Assurance checks or expectations

• Act as the Trainer for all QA Lab, Line, and dept. policies and procedures

• Backfills for PQG Lead, and any vacant or absent personnel.

• Performs sensory evaluation on samples and document as necessary

• Ensure effective collection and shipment of customer samples and with appropriate documentation.

• Ability to work independently at batch station and escalate when necessary.

Requirements

• Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint,

• A proven track record of exceptional organizational, planning and overall time management skills in addition to exceptional verbal and written communication,

• A comprehensive understanding of the core competencies of Company's manufacturing capabilities and proprietary product development.

Education:

• Recent College Grad or High School Grad with Diploma with 1-3 years’ experience in a laboratory environment, preferably one in food manufacturing. Additional course work in (Biology, Chemistry, Food Science) or related discipline a plus. 

Other Requirements:

• Ability to follow directions.

• Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

• Detail oriented with the ability to maintain accurate and legible documentation

Additional Information: 

Company's compensation program is designed to attract, motivate, and retain the very best people. Company offers a comprehensive benefits plan that include: Health, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Sec. 125, 401(k) plan, and more. If you meet these requirements and are eager to join a dynamic company poised for further growth, please respond with your cover letter, and salary requirements.

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