Quality Assurance Technician

Department: Quality
Location: College Park, GA

Reports To: QA Supervisor 

Starting Pay Rate: $12/Hour  

I.     Accountability Objectives: 

Quality Assurance Technicians will ensure compliance of food safety systems along with quality programs, policies, procedures and processes that are designed and necessary to ensure food safe products.

II.     Specific Accountabilities

  • Inspect the day-to-day quality and food safety activities
  • Perform pre-sanitation inspection at end of production shift
  • Effectively communicate quality control expectations to production personnel.
  • Raw material inspection for specification compliance
  • Conduct metal detector challenges and observations through the course of the Shift.
  • Verify the calibration of all scales and thermometers
  • Conduct sensory evaluations of raw materials and finished product, record results.
  • Collect production samples independent evaluation
  • Ensure specification compliance for finished products
  • Ensure compliance with established policies and procedures such as HACCP, GMP’s, SSOP, process deviation, hold and release
  • Assist with solving problems by analyzing data, investigating issues, identifying solutions and recommending action
  • Perform basic lab analysis (fat, moistures) on in-process and finished products
  • Enforce food safety and quality policies and procedures
  • Perform additional duties as directed.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in QC or QA.
  • Knowledge of food industry quality standards; USDA a plus
  • Effective communication, strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diversified work force
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • High School diploma required, college degree is a plus Bi-lingual (English-Spanish) preferred