Golden State Foods

Quality Assurance Technician (Open Availability)

Location US-TX-Burleson
Job ID
2020-5604
Category
Quality Assurance

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

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment and/or clothing.
  • Stand/walk 6 or more hours per day.
  • Continuously talk/hear throughout the day.
  • Frequently bend, reach, twist/turn and grip/grasp.
  • Frequently use eye/hand coordination and use handling/fingering to handle boxes, use hoses or tools.
  • Frequently lift and carry less than 5 pounds from floor level to overhead.
  • Occasionally kneel/crawl, squat or climb.
  • Occasionally use eye/hand/foot coordination when handling film carts.
  • Occasionally use fine motor tasks and taste/smell.
  • Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs for an entire shift from floor level to shoulder height.
  • Occasionally carry up to 50 lbs 50-100 feet.
  • Push film cart requiring 25 lbs of force 100 feet.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.

 

Environmental/Atmospheric Conditions:

  • Constantly work in damp, wet, humid and slippery environments.
  • Constantly work near moving equipment with fumes or airborne debris.
  • Constantly work in high noise levels requiring hearing protection.
  • Occasionally work with toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Constantly work in extreme heat/cold.
  • Occasionally work with hand tools causing segmental or whole-body vibration.

 

Machines/Tools/Equipment/Software:

  • Bump cap, hair net, safety glasses, hearing protection, and uniform or smock.
  • Cut resistant gloves.
  • Nitrile gloves, plastic apron, and plastic sleeves.
  • Machines and conveyors.
  • Food safety knife and small hand tools.
  • Manual pallet jacks.
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI) software.
  • Lockout locks and tags.

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