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Requisition Number 18-0026
Post Date 7/31/2018
City Bluffton
State IN
Description QA Technician

Reports to: Quality & Sanitation Manager

Position location: Bluffton, IN

Position Scope: The QA Technician will work to facilitate an Intensely Different quality-based philosophy/vision by focusing on compliance to Quality produced products. This person will work with manufacturing to assure that the finished products are of the highest quality. The QA Technician will assist in ensuring the Plant environment meets food safety cleanliness objectives and operates according to established safety standards.


Role Priorities:

1. Inspecting/testing all finished and in-process products according to the specifications set forth in the Quality Standards.
2. Assisting the Quality & Sanitation Supervisor as needed.
3. Problem-solving issues in quality, food safety and production.
4. Communicating with all associates including supervisors and managers.
5. Exhibits behaviors that promote a positive work environment, relationships and personal integrity.

Position Responsibilities:

 Tests all products on the hour and half hour and works closely with associates and supervisors to assure that all products meet our quality standards specifications.
 Inspects finished bagged product every other hour from each of 12 packaging machines to ensure high quality.
 When completing a change over, inspects lines for cross contamination by ensuring they have been cleaned properly.
 Checks metal detectors once per shift to ensure they are working properly.
 Records findings of each packaging machine and pick out area.
 Ensures work area is kept clean and well-maintained and the lab equipment is calibrated at the beginning of each shift.
 Responds immediately to deviations and held product. Held product should be checked within a 24 hour turn around.
 Completes daily quality inspection sheets and records data on all quality checks in the computer.
 Assists with trial runs on new product development.
 Working with and assisting associates on clean-ups and inspecting the plant following the cleanup to ensure nothing was missed and everything was cleaned properly. Reporting any issues in a written document to management.
 Dedicated to ensuring optimal food safety and responsible for enforcing SQF 2000 policies.
 Performs additional duties as assigned.

Direct Reports:

 None

Required Skill Set:

 Must be self-motivated and a strong team player.
 Ability to respond to changes quickly and pay close attention to detail.
 Knowledge of safety, quality and housekeeping standards and basic math and reading skills.
 Strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.
 Strong commitment to company values.

Beneficial Skills and Experience:

 Knowledge of Quality Control processes and Sanitation Standards relating to food manufacturing and handling.

Education Requirements:

 High School Diploma or equivalent.

Physical Requirements:

 Fast-paced work.
 Required to climb stairs and work at elevated levels.

Physical Activities Required for This Position:

Activity Frequency
 Climbing Occasionally
 Balancing Frequently
 Stooping Frequently
 Kneeling Rarely
 Crouching Occasionally
 Crawling Rarely
 Reaching Occasionally
 Standing Constantly
 Walking Constantly
 Pushing Occasionally
 Pulling Occasionally
 Lifting (Min 0/Max 50 lbs.) Occasionally
 Grasping Occasionally
 Feeling Rarely
 Talking Constantly
 Hearing Constantly
 Repetitive Motions Rarely
 Sitting Rarely
 Carrying Constantly

Mental Processes Required for This Position:

 Reasoning Constantly
 Remembering Constantly
 Mathematical Reasoning Constantly
 Language Ability Constantly
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