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Quality Control Specialist

Parker Flavors, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Position Summary:

The Quality Control (QC) Specialist’s primary responsibility is to assure that the company’s quality and food safety procedures are properly carried out and maintained. The QC Specialist will report to the Quality Assurance Manager. Additionally, the QC Specialist will assist in the processing of customer questionnaire and documentation requests for Parker Flavors.

Essential Job Functions (in order of importance):

  • Review batch records, product labels, and other supporting quality documents on daily basis to monitor and ensure CCP and PC controls are met and that all batches and included raw materials and packaging are lot traceable.
  • Conduct quality testing to include organoleptic on all finished products and use results for release approval of product and to prepare Certificates of Analysis (COA) to be distributed with customer orders. Daily entry of finished products into QBE.
  • PCQI responsibilities as related to FSMA.
  • Conduct ATP and Allergen-Protein Residue swabbing, collection and analysis of data.
  • Conduct QC evaluation of raw materials for release approval and receipt into QBE.
  • Respond to customer document requests including detailed questionnaires.
  • Conduct investigations and determine corrective and/or preventive actions related to customer complaints, process deviations, or as related to internal findings.
  • Maintain and evaluate microbiological, water quality, and environmental monitoring programs.
  • On monthly basis, collect and review documentation related to cleaning/sanitation, pest management, raw materials, and shipping/receiving and conduct facility audit to ensure compliance with pre-requisite and food safety programs.
  • Collect Supplier quality documentation, and maintain database.
  • Oversee the preparation of Parker Flavors quality documentation and maintain database.
  • Maintain and evaluate Glass and Brittle Plastics program.
  • Purchase lab supplies and serve as back-up for purchasing of office supplies.
  • Maintain compliance with required training for position throughout the year.
  • May be considered for a member of Recall Team, Food Defense Team, and Food Fraud Team.
  • Special projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Requirements:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Experience:

  • 1−3 years of experience in manufacturing (food manufacturing preferred), quality control, or similar discipline
  • Knowledge of GMPs, HACCP, and FSMA
  • Experience under a recognized quality system (i.e., AIB, SQF, ASI, or equivalent)
  • PCQI Certified preferred
  • HACCP Certified preferred

Required Skills:

  • Relentless dedication to product safety and quality, thoroughness, detail and consistency
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Proactive communications
  • Computer skills with ability to use Microsoft Office programs and QuickBooks Enterprise

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong critical thinking capabilities
  • Experience conducting QC testing
  • Experience with root cause analysis

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit at a desk and use computer for long periods of time
  • Ability to climb ladders and mobile staircases
  • Ability to stand for periods of time while conducting testing
  • Ability to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; kneel; crouch; talk and hear; taste and smell
Company Description
Soon to celebrate our 125th anniversary, Parker Flavors is a Baltimore, MD-based flavor company. We offer a complete line of flavors for the bakery, beverage, candy, and dairy markets, from almond to watermelon, expertly crafted using the finest ingredients available. Not satisfied with merely offering the highest quality flavors, we have a firm commitment to providing superior quality and unparalleled customer service in all aspects of our business. We offer solutions and support tailored to our customer needs. Our master flavorists custom blend flavors to our customers’ specifications, offering guidance in creating the best flavor for a new product or application. We consider our customers as our partners and are dedicated to their success.

We believe each employee contributes to the success and growth of our Company and are looking to expand our team to amplify our legacy of great taste.

COVID-19 precautions
All employees are required to wear a mask, common surfaces are regularly sanitized, and full vaccination is required.

Parker Flavors, Inc.

Soon to celebrate our 125th anniversary, Parker Flavors is a Baltimore, MD-based flavor company. We offer a complete line of flavors for the bakery, beverage, candy, and dairy markets, from almond to watermelon, expertly crafted using the finest ingredients available. Not satisfied with merely offering the highest quality flavors, we have a firm commitment to providing superior quality and unparalleled customer service in all aspects of our business. We offer solutions and support tailored to our customer needs. Our master flavorists custom blend flavors to our customers’ specifications, offering guidance in creating the best flavor for a new product or application. We consider our customers as our partners and are dedicated to their success. We believe each employee contributes to the success and growth of our Company and are looking to expand our team to amplify our legacy of great taste.

Address

1801 Portal Street

Baltimore, MD
USA

Industry

Manufacturing

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