Position summary: The FSQA Technician is responsible for all food safety related checks on ingredients, materials and finished products, ensuring conformance to specifications. FSQA Techs will also verify raw materials and lot numbers of incoming supplies for conformance to specifications.The ideal candidate for this position should have the following:
Strong desire to learn and grow
Prior Quality experience
A flexible schedule to work on various shifts if needed
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work on a teamThe ideal candidate should also have experience that fits the "Food Safety Quality Assurance Technician" job description.
High school diploma or GED required or minimum of 2 years of Food manufacturing experience.Ability to read and write.
Ability to input data electronically
Ability to input data into an Excel spreadsheet.
Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common
fractions, and decimals.Qualifications desired:
Knowledge of BRC/SQF requirements
Basic computer skills
Basic GMP knowledge
Basic knowledge of Food safety regulations
Basic knowledge of Hazzard Analysis Critical Control Points/Hazzard Analysis Risk -Based Preventive Controls (HACCP/HARPC)
Basic math skillsSuccess factors/job competencies:
- Ability to read and interpret standards and specifications.
- Correctly understand, perform and enter quality checks in red zone.
- Understand importance of the GMP’s and the chain of command for reporting deviations.
- Ability to communicate quality issues to Supervisors to effectively correct the issues
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but involved written or oral instructions.
- Strong understanding of food safety and product quality systems.
- Commitment to food safety and product quality.
Ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form.
Ability to work well in a team environment.Physical demands and work environment:
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to climb, balance, kneel, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, use hands to finger, grasp, or feel objects, talk or communicate, hear, and visually inspect areas to be cleaned.
Work environment: Medium work exerting up to 50lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
Both inside and outside environmental conditions: Activities occur in coolers and freezers during shift. Exposure to cold and freezing temperatures in the coolers and freezers areas. Exposure to high heat while in the warehouse, especially during summer months.
Oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids. Floors in manufacturing areas may be
slippery due to production debris on floor.