SUMMARY A QA Tech is responsible for the quality and safety of
Bakkavor products. The QA Tech must ensure compliance of products
with specifications and compliance of personnel with Good
Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). This position provides oversight,
guidance and training of production personnel to ensure the
manufacture of quality food. This position is also responsible for
identifying product that does not meet the Company"s food safety
and/or quality requirements and preventing its distribution.
COMPETENCIES Technical Capacity
Strong attention to Detail and Accuracy
High degree of Integrity and Ethics ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, but are not limited to:
Follows all the company policies set in our Employee Handbook.
Follows all safety instructions and performs job function in
adherence to safety instructions and rules.
Must have the functional literacy and oral communication skills
in English for safety and following job specific instructions.
Has the ability to function under highly stressful conditions
and interact cordially with co-workers to accomplish common
Conducts appropriate analytical testing of materials, work in
progress (WIP), finished goods (FG), and equipment to assure
compliance with product quality standards as required by GMP,
HACCP, and standard specifications.
Practices proper chemical, physical, microbiological, and
sensory testing procedures.
Inspects incoming goods to meet quality standards defined by
Oversees processing/manufacturing practices; such as Critical
Control Points (CCP) and Control Points (CP), and derive raw data
for appropriate documentation.
Collects and organizes retained, shelf-life, and microbiological
test samples per production.
Reviews and organize processing documentation to assure products
are within respective standard specification, and report any
deviations to the Quality Assurance Supervisor, while placing the
products on Hold.
Enforces and comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP),
Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), safety guidelines, and quality
assurance and food safety programs
Carries out routine audits throughout the facility, document the
findings and corrective actions, and issue maintenance/safety tags
Informs the Quality Assurance team of significant issues or
developments identified during regular work.
Participates in Quality Assurance training and validation as
defined by management.
Represents the department in continuous improvement teams and
other cross-functional departments.
At direction of senior management assist in other technical
duties necessary to develop new product or modify existing products
Uses proper documentation and generates accurate records
according to process control and QA programs. Review records after
end of shift/day.
Represents the department in continuous improvement teams and
other cross-functional teams.
Monitors and report manufacturing and materials deviations from
product and materials standards.
Evaluates line operations to assure compliance with GMPs and
report deviations to operations and QA Management.
Keeps Quality Assurance Team informed of significant issues or
developments identified during daily activities and actions taken
to improve the situation.
Responsible for conducting weekly verification of pre-requisite
Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of
the position at any time. QUALIFICATIONS 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. FOOD SAFETY AND
QUALITY RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for oversight of their areas
of responsibility of the plant"s Food Safety & Quality Management
Systems. This position provides oversight and guidance to staff
members to ensure the manufacturing of quality food and is
responsible for identifying product that does not meet the food
safety and quality requirements of the company, and preventing its
distribution. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Ideal Candidate should
have a high school diploma and/or: Minimum two years" related
experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education
or experience, evaluated by senior management. Preferably should
have experience working within a food industry regulated by FDA
and/or USDA. Excellent business communication, verbal and written
Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently as
well as in a team is required. Exhibit a high degree of
professionalism and ethics at all times. Bi-lingual Spanish, a plus
LANGUAGE AND MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Strong communication skills
(verbal and written) with ability to communicate in English are
required. Command of Spanish language is a plus but not required.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and
technical journals, manuals and guides. Ability to respond to
common inquiries or internal and external complaints. Ability to
effectively present information to management and production
employees. PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this
job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands
to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or
hear; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or
move up to 20 pounds and occasionally up to 40 pounds. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception,
and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this
job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid
conditions, moving mechanical parts, extreme cold, extreme heat.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Employee will be required to work in an environment in which normal
temperature ranges from 30Â° to 40Â°. We are proud to be an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform
pre-employment substance abuse testing.