Position: QUALITY ASSURANCE TECHNICIAN - 3rd Shift

Location: Milford, IN

Position Duties:

  • Responsible for pre-operational sanitation inspection of production areas of the plant. Determine sanitation effectiveness, requiring re-cleaning when necessary.
  • Verify all scales to ensure accuracy; send to maintenance for repairs, if necessary. Test thermometers for accurate readings.
  • Record ingredient lot numbers and weight used in daily production. Monitor and verify that lactate mixture is made according to specifications.
  • Perform various CCP verifications and/or tests: freezer and product temperatures, breading and batter pick-ups, meat and filling weights, bake and cool down temperatures, footbaths and hand rinses, leaker check, etc. Document findings and report any issues to Production Supervision or appropriate personnel.
  • Responsible for verifying employees’ adherence to GMPs, hygiene, SOP & SSOP policies.
  • Change Frigo temperature chart daily.
  • Verify and keep records of all metal detection devices to assure proper functioning throughout the day. Investigate metal contamination of product and report to appropriate personnel.
  • Responsible for taking random samples of ingredients and/or finished product for microbiological analysis.
  • Verify and record all product labels and codes, code dating, declaration and net weights.
  • Inspect incoming ingredients to ensure adherence to company specifications: lab sampling, color, bar codes, legibility, weight tests, quantity, brand, truck cleanliness, t0, etc.
  • Inspect returned/rejected products. Notify QA Supervisor and/or Manager of returned product to get direction on whether product should be put back into inventory, reworked, or condemned.
  • Conduct analysis for environmental and microbiological tests on food-contact and non-contact equipment.
  • Responsible for preparing food for evaluations.
  • Complete and distribute required documents, make copies and file originals.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of, or ability to acquire knowledge, the poultry or food industry
  • Ability to evaluate and prioritize departmental needs
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of individuals and situations and resolve conflicts, as needed, within a team environment of all divisions
  • Working knowledge of computers, including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, tracking and trending analysis, statistical process control, and databases.
  • Working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices including, but not limited to, USDA guidelines, OSHA requirements, HACCP regulations, HazMat, and company policies
  • Will need to work with all levels of personnel & USDA representatives effectively
  • EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled