Quality Assurance Technician II

Job Locations US-CA-Goshen
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/20/2022 12:14 PM)
Job ID
2022-3467
# of Openings
1
Category
Quality Assurance

Overview

This is an mid-level position responsible for developing, administering, and maintaining applicable food safety programs & policies.  Implementation and continuous improvement of food safety focused programs including but not limited to Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), SQF Food Safety and Quality systems and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).

Responsibilities

  • Use established procedures to perform laboratory activities to include, but not limited to, analytical testing and sensory evaluation; ELISA platform; automatic titration; Lateral Flow Strips; Ro-Tap Sieve Shaker and assist daily with the preparation of sample analysis.
  • Update and maintain current SOPs in an organized and user-friendly fashion, to help create a culture of continuous improvement related to quality.
  • Work closely with the Company’s complaint resolution team to investigate, document and resolve quality issues.
  • Cross reference production paperwork to ensure all samples are being analyzed in addition to external lab samples sent out.
  • Maintain the calibration of moisture analyzers and routine calibration of quality related equipment. 
  • Create and maintain SOP’s for lab practices.
  • Perform Quality Control testing as directed.
  • Analyze production performance metrics and disseminate routine daily, weekly and monthly status reports to management as needed.
  • Responsible for data collection, creating reports, and data summaries (Med Review, Moisture, SBM & RTFT) (Prod Tons, Mycotoxins)
  • Track and communicate results and create an environment of accountability for results and actions.
  • Escalate any non-conforming product/equipment/material to the appropriate manager/supervisor immediately.
  • Collect and prepare samples for shipment to external labs. Track progress of samples through external labs to ensure complete processing and organize reports generated (as per Analytical Testing Frequency)
  • Audit all daily production paperwork/logs; review all paperwork submitted is complete, correct and signed.
  • Complete and comply Company’s Quality Assurance procedures and protocols: Hazard Analysis procedures (HACCP), Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP), Food Safety Plan (FSMA), prerequisite programs, Inventory Control and Preventive Maintenance programs.
  • Assist with the implementation and ongoing maintenance of Quality Programs in the Department and/or Company.
  • Develop and apply internal quality audits and suggest corrective actions as necessary.
  • Ensure proper document control procedures are followed (Documentation of Production Records/Logs)
  • Maintain accurate and organized records related to quality assurance standards, certifications and calibrations.
  • Provide back-up support for other roles as necessary.
  • Other tasks as assigned by Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED Certification Required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Animal Science, Food Science, or related field required.
  • 1-2 years Laboratory experience required
  • 1-2 years QA, Food Safety or GMPs Experience required
  • HACCP, ISO or SQF experience preferred
  • HACCP or PCQI Certification preferred

Skills

  • Computer software skills to include Word, Excel, and Outlook are required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, analytical ability, leadership strengths, and ability to work effectively with a team are required.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive, and able to work both independently and as a team.
  • Excellent time management skills; comfortable working with deadlines and under pressure.
  • Position requires demonstrated professionalism with a dedicated work ethic and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Familiar with lab instruments (centrifuge, scale, moisture meters).
  • Ability to effectively present scientific information and results in a general manner.
  • Familiar with OSHA, Lab Safety, GHS labeling, Hazardous Waste and Disposal.
  • Familiar with animal nutrition and feed safety risks.

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