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Post Holdings 2nd Shift Quality Assurance Tech. in Lenox, Iowa

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The purpose of the Quality Assurance technician is to insure proper specifications are met and documented on all incoming ingredients and packaging materials and outgoing finished products. The technicians also communicate all findings to the necessary departments. All of Michael Foods, the customers and the public will benefit from the work done by technicians who ensure safe, compliant quality products.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform periodic in process quality checks: weights, dimensions, temperature, sensory, document reviews, etc.

  • Inspect incoming packaging materials and ingredients for: proper labeling/coding, allergen labeling requirements, adherence to manufacturing specifications, etc.

  • Perform periodic finished product checks: case weights, case counts, packaging integrity, case coding, labeling, etc.

  • Assist in drafting, revision, and maintenance of plant standard operating procedures.

  • Act as a liaison between Production, Distribution, Sanitation, Maintenance, and the Quality Department.

  • Participate in plant food safety/quality inspections, in-process inspections, mock recall, label audits, HACCP audits, and thermometer calibrations as required.

  • Verify proper set-up of production lines at start-up and shift change: Printer set-up (coding), packaging materials, labeling, quality limits, etc.

  • Verify sanitary condition of production lines prior to start-up and after downtime requiring maintenance activity.

  • Verify compliance with label stated weights and associated regulations for all products.

  • Communicate quality issues with Production and Quality Management and assist in root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions where appropriate.

  • Perform investigative environmental swabbing of critical production equipment/areas as a troubleshooting guide.

  • Assist in investigations in response to customer concerns or other quality related deviations to determine root cause and appropriate corrective actions.

  • Assist in the management of quality hold activities, including non-conforming product inventories.

  • Ensure adherence to company Good Manufacturing Practices, customer specifications, and internal product specifications at all times.

  • Expected to adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP and HACCP guidelines, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers/vendors or employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Proficient communication skills across various departments.

  • Knowledge of company and regulatory policies, procedures and philosophies.

  • Proficient organizational and time management skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and ability to coach/train others on GMP’s.

  • Basic proficiency using computer programs (MS Office) for collecting and analyzing data, and writing procedures and reports.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in critical thinking and problem-solving.

  • Ability to participate in cross-functional teams.

  • Data collection, analysis, and reporting skills.

  • Basic administrative duties.

  • Ability to operate specific equipment or tools

  • Ability to type or take shorthand and speed required

  • Skill in working with computers and experience with spreadsheet and word-processing software.

  • Familiarity with special terminology such as legal, medical, or scientific terms

Qualifications

Behaviors

Preferred

  • Thought Provoking: Capable of making others think deeply on a subject

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Motivations

Preferred

  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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