Kitchen QA

Middleboro, MA

Post Date: 05/24/2017 Job ID: 1701138 Industry: None
Quality Assurance Technician-Kitchen

Reports to: Quality Assurance Manager

Job Purpose: To monitor processes, collect and record data, and verify all processes and

procedures are being followed at any given time. Analyze and report on data about

product quality and process efficiencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Conducts and records test procedures for products and raw materials and

maintains Test Equipment (Raw materials Inspection, Retention Samples,

Weight Checks, Calibrations etc.)

Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet testing schedules (Scheduling).

Provides QA related technical and process direction to manufacturing, when


Observes and educates manufacturing line workers while processing when

related to QA.

Be receptive to ongoing coaching and feedback.

Continuously improve performance based on the key performance indicators

and recommendations of QA management.

Assists department/workers in solving quality related issues.

Active participant in the efficient implementation of quality standards, programs

and processes to improve operational efficiencies and reduce/eliminate

production waste and HOLD product.

Learn and enforce all WCD GMP s and SOP s and ensure training

effectiveness in application of job skills

Product Hold and functions operate in compliance with quality system.

Participation in lab group on safety topics, quality procedures and updates for

the month.

Participates in teams and programs as assigned.

Conducts special test procedures to analyze components and physical

properties of product materials

Maintains time and testing records, reporting daily/monthly.

Suggests manufacturing QA process improvements, when applicable.

Compiles and analyzes test information to determine operating efficiency of

process or equipment and to diagnose malfunctions.

Aseptic product and environmental sampling techniques. Maintain plant

environmental testing program. Suggest and follow-up on corrective actions.

Knowledge in test solutions, compounds, and reagents for use by sanitarian


Tests and analyzes sample products, adjusting formulas and processes based

on results.

Review all paperwork daily (own and production) to ensure it is complete and


Participation in sample retention program including sensory evaluation and


Oversee Sanitation of production areas as needed

Assist in audit preparedness as necessary

Maintain a good working relationship with Production employees

Participate in and assist with t Quarterly Employee Training, Pre-Op training,

and other hands on training as necessary.

Additional duties as requested by QA Management

Maintain SOPs for all active products, and work collaboratively with members of

the production department to verify SOPs.

Load and maintain the production data bases in the SAP system with

manufacturing related data, under the supervision of the Quality Manager.

Ensure compliance with WCD/Trader Joe s Standards throughout the

manufacturing facility.

Other related duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to

successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Able to work in spaces with 72 inches of headroom.

May be required to tolerate working environment with inside controlled temperatures of 36 degrees

Fahrenheit and inside ambient temperatures (including heat and cold)

Requires tolerance of standing posture up to 2 hours, over an 8-hour shift

Occasionally work overtime, evenings, or weekends in order to complete work.

Minimal Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent and relevant certifications

Food processing experience preferred but not mandatory

Familiarity of GMP s and HACCP protocols HACCP or SQF Certified a plus

Ability to work in an environment where allergens are present

Ability to work independently and multitask.

Ability to work varied schedule including weekend and early morning shifts

Proficient in Microsoft Office

Ability to pay close attention to details, meet deadlines, and work with a diverse work


Relate to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions: must get along with

co-workers without exhibiting behavioral extremes; perform work activities requiring

reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond

appropriately to coaching from a supervisor.

The above approved Job Description entails the duties you will be performing at the above

mentioned Client Facility. If the client asks you to perform other duties or change departments that

are not covered in the above Job Description, you are to ask the Client Management to call the FSS

Branch or On-site to request approval prior to making this change. Do Not Start The Position Until

Approval Has Been Given By The FSS Management. If you have any issue with the Client please

contact Full Steam Staffing immediately.

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