Quality Assurance Technician
Sprague Foods Limited is a premier manufacturer of high quality prepared food products that services the retail and co-manufacturing channels.
Our products include branded and private label organic soups, beans, sauces and other prepared foods.
We are currently looking for a QA Technician to join our team. If you meet qualifications below, please apply.
POSITION SUMMARY :
The QA Technician cooperates in the development and use of analysis, measurement, and quality tools to ensure quality in all facets of the organization in accordance with company values.
QA technician should have knowledge of GMP, HACCP and BRC. Must have good communication and decision-making skills, be responsible and detail oriented.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced, industrial environment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
The QA Technician monitors the application of programs outlined in Food Safety and Quality manual, HACCP and BRC programmes.
Participate actively in plant sanitation and perform pre-operational inspections on production lines. Perform online product analysis, inspection and observation for any deviation to the standard product specifications and formulations.
Line inspection includes but not limited to weight checks of products, temperature checks, metal detector checks, code checks, verifying line paperwork in a systematic fashion.
Perform incoming raw materials testing and finished product testing. Testing knowledge includes pH, titration, micro sampling, viscosity, temperature measurements, etc.
Lead improvement efforts directed at improving product throughput and Quality. Collect samples for micro analysis for all products produced during the shift.
Review and verify HACCP and BRC documentation including CCP monitoring records, production records, shipping and receiving records, sanitation records, pre-shipment records.
Assist in HACCP reassessment activities including but not limited to verification of CCP’s, validation for CCP’s, label verifications, pre-requisite program verifications.
Analysis and interpretation of microbiological testing and follow-up actions relating to food safety. Monitor and recognize food safety issues and follow through Hold and Release program as it applies to raw materials and / or finished products.
Perform food safety assessments as required. Continuous learning of Food Safety Systems in place. Filing, preparing reports, data entry and performing other related duties as required.
Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry or related degree / experience. Knowledge of GMP’s, HACCP and BRC.
Scientific method and data gathering skills. Effective organizational skills and communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to set priorities and to meet standards. Must be precision and quality minded. Conflict recognition and resolution.
Computer proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. Patience and attention to detail.
KEY RELATIONSHIPS :
Quality Assurance team, Production supervisors and team members, CFIA inspectors, various auditors, vendors and service providers.
WORKING CONDITIONS :
Must be flexible to work days / afternoon shifts. Combination of office environment (desk / computer work), and production environment (production areas and also reefer areas).
Although we appreciate all interest for those that apply, only those selected for interview will be contacted.
Job Type : Full-time
Benefits : Dental Care / Extended Health Care
Schedule : 8 Hour Shift Monday to Friday
COVID-19 considerations : To keep our workplace safe, we have implemented mandatory PPE, procedures and safety measures for COVID-19 considerations.
Experience : Food Processing : 3 years (Preferred)
Quality Assurance : 3 years (Preferred)
Education : Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)
Location : Sprague Foods Limited385 College Street East Belleville, ON