Quality Assurance Technician
Lineage Logistics


Job Info


The Quality Assurance Technician enforces quality and food safety systems to ensure our products are in accordance with the customers' expectations, regulatory, and SQF standards. This position promotes continuous improvement within the department and the facility and is capable of problem solving independently.

Key Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Conduct organoleptic testing of baked products.
  • Uphold facility's GMPs, SQF requirements, CCP verifications, SSOP verifications, general FDA regulations, and all company food safety requirements.
  • Work directly with Production Supervisors, Production team members and Maintenance to problem solve quality issues identified during the shift.
  • Perform pre-operational inspections of production area
  • Report nonconformance concerns and recommend corrective actions for procedure or process deficiencies.
  • Participate in plant training and auditing
  • Monitor, collect, and maintain retention and shelf-life samples.
  • Collect ATP swab samples and perform visual inspections on sanitation tasks
  • Identify and isolate non-conforming product in a timely manner
  • Follow all Safety, QA, and Production standard operating procedures and practices
  • Review receiving paperwork, raw material lot codes, and product records.
  • Coach and train operators on quality and food safety systems and expectations
  • Assist in troubleshooting issues within processing, packaging, and palletizing in order to maintain product quality and safety.
  • Participate on the food safety team and monthly internal inspection
  • Support continuous improvement of Quality Assurance KPIs and initiatives such as customer complaints and audit findings.
  • Perform other duties as needed in accordance with the organization's policies and regulations.
  • Complete assignments or other duties as required by QA Manager
  • Assist the QA Supervisor/ QA Manager in maintaining a positive Food Safety Culture
  • Trained in the fundamentals of food safety, HACCP, and Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Follow food safety and food defense practices daily; use reporting standards for any failures or exceptions to processes and/or food quality.

Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities) include:
  • Able to consume bread products containing wheat for organoleptic testing
  • Able to train, coach, mentor, and empower all team members
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, with emphasis on teamwork, customer service, and safe working practice
  • Flexible work schedule (weekdays and weekends, days, and evenings)
  • Ability to use the Microsoft Office suite of applications; specifically using Word to create and modify documents, Excel to record data and calculate results, and Outlook to communicate internally and externally.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at one time using effective organizational skills and judgment in an environment of frequently changing circumstances.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1+ year manufacturing experience
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Knowledge of food manufacturing, food handling and safety
  • Understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices

Lineage Team Member Commitment:
  • Demonstrate complete commitment to a culture of safety. Promote a safe work environment through personal actions and identifying any safety concerns
  • Treat all team members with a respect while demonstrating positive work attitude and leadership skills
  • Take initiative to continually improve performance and work processes through feedback, problem solving and generating new ideas
  • Work with a sense of urgency to complete tasks safely, effectively, and efficiently
  • Continually meet internal and external customer expectations through teamwork, respect, and willingness to help and support others.
  • Demonstrate excellent job performance in productivity, quality, safety, and attendance

Work Environment:
  • Fast paced processing work environment; working in and around industrial machinery.
  • Cold storage environment. Warehouse bays are kept at a constant 32 degrees (and below zero in certain areas, warm gear provided by company).
  • Processing work area kept at an ambient temperature range of 65-68 degree
  • Noise levels are variable and can be loud; hearing protection required in processing work areas.

Why Lineage?

This is an excellent position to begin your career path within Lineage! Success in this role enables greater responsibilities and promotions! A career at Lineage starts with learning about our business and how each team member plays a part each and every day to satisfy our customers' requirements. Beyond that, you'll help us grow and learn on our journey to be the very best employer in our industry. We'll ask you for your opinion and ensure we do our part to keep you developing and engaged as we grow our business. Working at Lineage is energizing and enjoyable. We value respect and care about our team members.

Benefits

Lineage provides safe, stable, reliable work environments, competitive pay, excellent Health and Dental benefits, 401K, and Paid Time Off and Sick Days


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