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Quality Assurance Technician

Fresca Foods in Louisville, CO, USA

Benefits Offered

401K, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


Position Overview

Quality Assurance Technicians conduct routine food safety and quality assurance inspections.

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
  • 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
  • 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 Q.A. Specialist, Laboratory Supervisor and Plant Management in a timely manner
  • Performs laboratory stocking and cleaning
  • 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 required; Access a plus
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Is self-motivated and able to work in a team environment
  • Must possess fundamental mathematical skills and demonstrates the ability to read scales

Education & Experience

  • Background and training in the food manufacturing industry, is preferred
  • Associates Degree in science (or higher) required
  • HACCP certification preferred
  • SQF Certification Preferred
  • PCQI (Preventative Control Qualified Individual) certification preferred

Work Environment

  • Able to work 10 hours shifts
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time (10 hours per day)
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs and capable of lifting 20 lbs on a repeated basis throughout the day
  • 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 conditions for majority of the shift
  • Comfortable with a moderate noise level
  • Able to work in an environment with peanuts and tree nuts

About 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.

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.

Please, no third party inquiries.

Posted date: 9 days ago

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