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Quality Assurance Auditor

  • Expired: March 09, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Title: Quality Assurance Auditor
Department: Quality & R&D
Reports to: Supervisor

  • To ensure food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance of Mercer Foods' products. The responsibilities of this position includes but are not limited to the following: Verification of food safety, product attributes, labeling compliance, and ensuring micro and retention samples are collected according to product specifications; Properly following the product hold and release program, verifying products on hold are disposed/reworked properly; Maintaining lab supply inventory/ordering;
  • Investigating customer complaints relating to quality and food safety; Maintaining various QA databases such as the Hold database, EMP database, and micro test database; Documenting and implementing inspection criteria and procedures; Serving as a PCQI to review HACCP, cleaning/sanitation, pest control records, and identifying trends and keeping track of relevant KPIs;
  • Ensuring all relevant product safety and quality records are reviewed and filed properly; Training new hires on GMP and Food safety related subjects; Participating in Internal audits and keep track of trends; Participating in second- and third-party audits; Assisting the implementation and maintenance of various quality systems. This position is responsible for serving as a backup for the receiving technicians and the micro lab technicians, and all other duties as assigned.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively within the organization. A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others. An ability to think ahead, plan a full shift and prepare action plans to achieve results. An ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, cost and employee relations. The possession of quality orientation and attention to detail, problem analysis and resolution.
  • In addition to, strong interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to manage multiple priorities. Must have knowledge of basic food plant food safety, quality, and regulatory standards. Must be able to interpret SOPs, policies, and product specifications. Must be PCQI certified within 3 months on the job.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS - Must be able to perform the following functions with or without accommodations:
  • frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and some fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires the following percentages of time committed to physical activity: 50% or more sitting, 50% or more walking, and 50% or more standing.
  • The job is performed under frequent temperature variations and in a food manufacturing warehouse environment. Unrestricted visual and audio abilities are required for the safety of all employees. The ability to lift to 40 lbs. is required.

Mercer Foods, LLC


Modesto, CA
95354 USA



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