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Quality Assurance Technician (Food Manufacturing)

Fresca Foods Louisville, CO

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Position Overview

A Quality Assurance Technician conducts routine food safety and quality assurance inspections. The QA technicians are responsible for ensuring that production is following the HACCP plan and good GMP’s and properly documenting any discrepancies. Additionally, the QA technician will oversee all pre-operational and operational inspections. We are currently hiring for:

  • 1st shift (4 AM - 3 PM, with an occasional start at 3:30 AM, 4 days per week)

Note: Days scheduled per week may vary and may fall on the weekend.

 

Essential Functions

  • Conducts Pre-Operational inspections using visual and analytical methods
  • Verifies lot number accuracy by comparing ingredients and packaging to production batch records
  • Performs verification procedures for control points such as check weights, date codes and labeling
  • Performs verification procedures for critical control points for metal detection, bar codes, temperature and pH
  • Verifies accuracy for production scales
  • Available to verify quality components in multiple buildings within a timely manner
  • Conducts daily GMP/Food Safety inspections in production areas, warehouse, dishwashing locations and cold storage
  • Responsible for documenting GMP violations and assuring personnel follow GMPs and good hygiene practices
  • Responsible for performing in-process and final product quality testing for weight conformance, sensory and other associated basic analytical methods
  • Responsible for collecting finished product retention, external laboratory and shelf-life samples according to set testing and sampling frequencies
  • Documents and files retain logs and foreign material deviations. Controls hard documents for quality assurance, sanitation and operations.
  • Performs environmental sampling using aseptic techniques
  • Inputs data into computer databases
  • Interact with operations to assist in identifying quality issues
  • Responsible for communicating food quality and food safety issues to QA Lead, QA Supervisor and Plant Management in a timely manner
  • Maintains or facilitates QA labs are adequately stocked and organized in accordance with 5S Lean Complies with company policies and procedures
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement, lean practices, six sigma, 5S, food safety, environmental and plant safety programs
  • Complies with company policies and procedures
  • Personal responsibility for following safety rules and GMP guidelines
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Skills & Knowledge

  • Intermediate MS Office skills highly preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to read, write, and speak English to properly understand and relay important safety and quality information.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Demonstrate ability to actively participate in a positive and engaged team atmosphere
  • Familiarity with lab safety and handling of hazardous materials.
  • Must have a high attention to detail
  • Work well with others to establish and maintain excellent interdepartmental relationships.
  • Dependable and have a flexible schedule. Will work different shifts, weekends, and overtime as needed.
  • Must possess fundamental mathematical skills and demonstrates the ability to read scales
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus!

 

Requirements:

At least one of the following:

  • Food experience (restaurant or manufacturing)
  • Quality experience
  • An Associates in a science-based field

 

The following are "pluses" and, coupled with one or more of the requirements listed above, may qualify candidates for the higher end of the pay range listed:

  • Food Safety/Food Quality education focus
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Food Quality Systems
  • HACCP, SQF and/or PCQI (Preventative Control Qualified Individual) certification(s)

 

Work Environment

  • Able to work 10 (potentially 12) hours shifts
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Good manual dexterity and capable of performing repeated actions with hands/fingers up to 10 hours per day
  • Able to work in both hot/warm and cold conditions for majority of the shift
  • Comfortable with a moderate noise level
  • Able to work in an environment with peanuts, tree nuts, and all other major allergens

 

Compensation & Benefits

  • The starting pay range for this position is $16.00 - $18.00/hour, depending on education/experience
  • Fresca Foods offers a generous benefits package, including health insurance, vision insurance, dental benefit, FSA, pet insurance, 401(k) with company match, PTO, paid holidays, bonus potential
Company Description
Based just outside Boulder, Colorado, Fresca Foods has supported the growth of the thriving natural foods industry for the last twenty years. Fresca is a manufacturing, supply chain and innovation partner for some of the world’s largest food companies, as well as some of the world’s most vibrant entrepreneurs. We are on a mission to transform the food system by improving how food is sourced, made, and delivered to consumers.

Safety is our first priority, and our commitment to excellence, our passionate and talented team, and our creativity and flexibility have made Fresca a recognized leader and employer of choice. Fresca is recognized as a Top 50 Employer in Boulder County, 2018 Colorado Manufacturing of the Year, 2018 NEXTY Award Winner, and 2016 winner for Outstanding Innovation. Fresca is also a leader in community service. We consistently receive high marks in ethical audits and give our time and resources to community organizations such as Community Food Share, Food Bank of the Rockies, and EFAA. Fresca has the fast-paced, high-growth, and creative energy of a start-up along with the longevity, growth opportunities, and scale of a larger company. The energy of our team is infectious, the work is challenging, and the opportunities for growth are abundant. The next ten years will be even more exciting than the last ten, and we are excited to welcome new highly motivated and talented team members to our family. The position will be part of a team that is deeply committed to the mission and the joy of great food. The company is in growth mode and will highly value applicants with the desire, drive, collaboration, and creativity to help shape the future of the company.

At Fresca, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Fresca Foods is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equal consideration regardless of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. In addition, Fresca Foods is committed to equal pay for equal work. The pay range indicated in this job posting represents the low and high end of the hiring range for this job. Although actual pay may vary and may be above or below this range, generally speaking, offers will typically be made in the bottom half of the listed range. The amount offered will take into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position's work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment.

Please, no third party inquiries.

Fresca Foods

Based just outside Boulder, Colorado, Fresca Foods has supported the growth of the thriving natural foods industry for the last twenty years. Fresca is a manufacturing, supply chain and innovation partner for some of the world’s largest food companies, as well as some of the world’s most vibrant entrepreneurs. We are on a mission to transform the food system by improving how food is sourced, made, and delivered to consumers. Safety is our first priority, and our commitment to excellence, our passionate and talented team, and our creativity and flexibility have made Fresca a recognized leader and employer of choice. Fresca is recognized as a Top 50 Employer in Boulder County, 2018 Colorado Manufacturing of the Year, 2018 NEXTY Award Winner, and 2016 winner for Outstanding Innovation. Fresca is also a leader in community service. We consistently receive high marks in ethical audits and give our time and resources to community organizations such as Community Food Share, Food Bank of the Rockies, and EFAA. Fresca has the fast-paced, high-growth, and creative energy of a start-up along with the longevity, growth opportunities, and scale of a larger company. The energy of our team is infectious, the work is challenging, and the opportunities for growth are abundant. The next ten years will be even more exciting than the last ten, and we are excited to welcome new highly motivated and talented team members to our family. The position will be part of a team that is deeply committed to the mission and the joy of great food. The company is in growth mode and will highly value applicants with the desire, drive, collaboration, and creativity to help shape the future of the company. At Fresca, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Fresca Foods is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equal consideration regardless of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. In addition, Fresca Foods is committed to equal pay for equal work. The pay range indicated in this job posting represents the low and high end of the hiring range for this job. Although actual pay may vary and may be above or below this range, generally speaking, offers will typically be made in the bottom half of the listed range. The amount offered will take into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position's work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment. Please, no third party inquiries.

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