Career Opportunity: Quality Assurance Specialist

Quality Assurance Specialist

The hours of work for this position are 5:30pm-5:30am, Monday – Friday and an occasional Saturday.

Job Description:

The Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist is responsible for efficiently and accurately performing tasks related to the testing of product, setting of samples, and follow-thru on several Quality Assurance programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Familiarity with all applicable equipment and provide quality inspections on all related items
  • Perform testing of finished products, raw materials and associated items as required.
  • Involvement in product weight control, temperatures, packaging, etc.
  • Obtain and maintain HACCP certification within company guidelines
  • Responsible for adhering to food safety and quality system requirements by committing to meet all pertinent regulatory, customer and SQF requirements
  • Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production
  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information. Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP’s
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area
  • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas
  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area. Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • Must be exceptionally detailed orientated with strong organizational skills
  • Must have exemplary listening skills, a positive attitude and enjoy working in a team environment
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail

 Preferred Experience and Education:

  • High School diploma/GED
  • Previous experience working in a Quality Control or related position
  • Previous experience working in a food manufacturing plant
  • Experience with Good Manufacturing (GMP), Safe Quality Food (SQF) and/or HACCP practices

Physical Demands:

  • Light to moderate physical effort may be required
  • May be required to lift 30lbs regularly and 50lbs occasionally
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, reach and move around machinery for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work in varying working climates, i.e., temperatures may vary from very hot to very cold

Fresca offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, life insurance, years of service bonuses and more.

Fresca is a drug-free workplace.  Applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test in addition to a Job Placement Assessment.

 

EOE/M/F/D/V

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