Golden State Foods

LP QA Tech

US-GA-Conyers
Job ID
2017-2659
Category
Manufacturing

Overview

JOB SUMMARY:  Performs a variety of technical food product tests, process checks, and audits to ensure compliance with company, process, and product quality, safety, and sanitation standards.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Conducts, analyzes, and compiles the results of samples, tests, and audits on raw, in-process, and finished products and processes to ensure compliance with product consistency, safety, and quality standards. (40%)
  1. Routinely interacts with plant personnel to provide QA and safety-related information and to keep GSF and customers apprised of quality and safety concerns, techniques, and regulations. (20%)
  1. Maintains records and logs of tests, audits, and other quality procedures to ensure availability of accurate and thorough information. (15%)
  1. Trains new employees on GSF-specific techniques and practices. (15%)
  1. Calibrate and maintain testing equipment to ensure accuracy and reliability of QA procedures. (10%)
  1. Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary.

LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY

Not applicable.

 

PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES

  • Productivity/quality standards:  test/audit methodology, accuracy and reliability
  • Productivity/quality standards:  accuracy, timeliness, thoroughness
  • Domestic and international regulatory compliance
  • Teamwork within the department and across departments
  • Project/assignment standards
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Safety standards and procedures:  food
  • Safety standards and procedures:  laboratory equipment and procedures

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Education and experience equivalent to:

 

Education/Certification:

Bachelor’s degree in food science, chemistry, microbiology, or related field of science from an accredited college or university

 

Experience:

1 to 3 years of relevant work experience, with an understanding of food safety and regulations.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert):

  • Food safety concepts and techniques (J)
  • Food chemistry (J)
  • Food microbiology (J)
  • Quality assurance concepts and techniques (J)
  • HACCP programs and related food safety regulations and processes (B)
  • Food processing equipment (B)
  • Food testing concepts and techniques (B)
  • PC word processing/spreadsheet software (B)

Skill and ability to:

  • Work independently
  • Identify problems or irregularities for early resolution
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with internal and external customers verbally and in writing
  • Read and process written information with a high degree of accuracy
  • Perform a variety of food safety tests
  • Work in a laboratory environment
  • Work effectively in a general business environment, with a focus on high levels of quality and customer service
  • Act in accordance with GSF’s Values and Creed

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