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QA Lab Technician


Carrington, ND

Posted 2 months ago

Our client in central North Dakota is a growing organization made up of businesses that produce and sell products such as: pasta, peanut butter, granola, trail mixes, and much more.

They are seeking a QA Lab Technician ensuring the food is kept safe, and of the highest quality. To do this, the QA Technician performs food safety and product quality review on production and packaging processes, and evaluates all finished goods coming out of the production area. This role is a valuable partner to operations that is responsible for effectively identifying and communicating food safety and quality problems to the involved departments.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Gathers samples and analyzes finished product with respect to customer specifications and HACCP requirements. Identifies any non-conforming product and food safety issues, investigates problems, and recommends solutions
  • Conduct routine floor audits of production and packaging areas to confirm correct product shapes, specifications, storage, packaging, labeling, and coding
  • Completes multiple quality analysis tests. Communicates with operations staff regarding product quality and warehouse staff regarding approval details and lot coding
  • Ensures all codes are accurate and identical to that on the packaged product and meets customer’s specifications and profiles
  • Maintains accurate documentation of analyzed product, compiling all proper steps in logging, product storage and expiration monitoring to ensure top quality. Prepares marketing samples for shipment, making sure all information is properly labelled and carefully packed to avoid product damage
  • Responsible for the identification of food safety hazards and issues. Perform necessary inspections of incoming ingredients, outgoing finished goods, or returned finished goods. Work with department managers to proactively identify and implement solutions and/or modifications to current procedures and programs to ensure the continuing safety of the finished product
  • Measure product samples and report dies that are out of specification
  • Hold any product manufactured out of specification and communicate with all involved departments regarding disposition
  • Maintain and review retention samples for quality purposes

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