Quality Assurance Food Technician

Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Date Posted: 05-15-2017
Food safety and quality are the highest priorities for our company. The Quality Assurance Technician (QA tech) will fill an essential role in the monitoring and advancement of our safety and quality programs. Through daily process checks as well as short and long-term projects, the QA tech will ensure the integrity of each batch of food that we produce so that our customers can always enjoy our product with full confidence and satisfaction. The successful QA tech will have a scientific base of knowledge, an entrepreneurial and tenacious character, and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels within our company.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Lift 50lbs repeatedly, Work standing or walking for most working shifts; Perform very physical duties, including but not limited to pushing, pulling, lifting, twisting, walking; Basic math and literacy; Conversant in English; Basic computer operation skills; Ability to understand and operate basic product testing equipment; High level of organizational skills, including written and verbal communication, creative problem solving, and commitment to company goals; Knowledge of food safety principles; Research skills; Ability to speak to groups and conduct group trainings; Entrepreneurial attitude towards continuous improvements to food safety systems; Knowledge of FDA GMP’s; Understanding of HACCP principles; Familiarity with modern food manufacturing processes and food safety systems; Conversant in Spanish; Experience with 3rd party food safety audits
J* *ob Duties:
Perform process checks throughout the production, packaging, sanitation and warehousing functions of the company, including pre-operational checks, sanitation verification, label checks, gluten testing, water activity testing, net weight checks, package integrity checks and organoleptic checks; Calibrate test equipment; Schedule and execute sample submittals to external laboratory vendor for batch testing; Receive and document batch testing results from external laboratory vendor; Provide independent oversight of processes, verifying compliance with company standards and policies, and effectively communicating when there are deviations from standards or processes; Assist in training employees on food safety, company processes and FDA Good Manufacturing.
Maintain accurate and organized records of QA activities; Maintain organized inventory of retained products; Monitor HACCP critical control points; Participate in preparation for 3rd party safety audits.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $12.00 to $13.00 /hour
Required experience:
  • Food Quality Assurance: 1 year
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