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QA Technician

Columbus Craft Meats
Hayward, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Summary: Perform front line Plant Quality Assurance functions with responsibility for ensuring Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) programs, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) policies are effectively and consistently carried out.



  • Work with the Quality Assurance Manager to ensure that quality programs are implemented and in compliance with regulatory, company and customer requirements. Monitor programs daily.
  • Work with Operations and Research and Development personnel to problem solve issues and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Work with Sanitation function to assure effective execution of Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements. Perform Pre-Operational and Operational plant inspections.
  • Prepare samples of finished products, raw materials and environmental micro samples. Conduct analysis internally or work with 3rd party external lab.
  • Complete daily finished product release process.
  • Work on focused quality related improvement projects.
  • Adhere to all department and company policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Perform other responsibilities/duties as required.




· Understanding and experience of meat processing operations.

· Understanding food manufacturing policies and procedures, in compliance with Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) federal, state and local requirements and standards pertinent to meat processing operations.

· Working understanding of other relevant federal, state and local requirements including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), General Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Standard operating procedures (SOP), manufacturing plant operations and technologies (i.e. Ultra-High Temperature: UHT).

· Working understanding of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HAACP) guidelines and policies, and the ability to write HACCP plans.

· Strong problem analysis and root cause problem solving skills.

· Ability to learn and perform analytical testing (micro, salt, pH, Aw, etc).

· Ability to work overtime, weekends and varied hours on a rotating basis

· Proficiency (solid to intermediate) in computer applications and systems including Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and/or the ability to learn project management tools (e.g. Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio).

· Effective interpersonal, communication and listening skills.

· Effective influence and persuasion skills.

· Effective verbal and written communications and oral presentation skills. Proficient in verbal/written English.

· Good time management, priority setting, attention to detail and follow through skills and abilities.

Company Description
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Columbus Craft Meats


3190 Corporate Pl

Hayward, CA



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