QA Scientist
Hain Celestial
Delta, BC
9h ago

PURPOSE

To assist the Quality Assurance department’s efforts in the continuous improvement of systems and procedures. This position ensures that all food safety and regulatory requirements are met or exceeded.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Principle Responsibilities : Other duties may be assigned).

  • Daily monitoring of HACCP requirements and quality standards, including QA floor coverage, and analytical
  • Identify, develop, set and ensure internal safety / quality standards and specifications based on desired characteristics as well as regulatory compliance
  • Generate, follow up and maintain SOPs, all checklists, QA incidents ’hold’ database, work orders, MSDS, QA / Operation reference notice, permanent change notice, allergen program including planning schedule review, HACCP / FSMA / Food Safety program, hold / release tracking in Adage, monthly trending reports, ingredient / packaging database, equipment calibration
  • Develop and conduct training programs (GMP, CCP, receiving, shipping, new project implementation, allergen etc. for all employees
  • Execute assigned projects in a cost effective and timely manner. Projects involve implementation of safety / quality requirement, new products launch and continuous improvement process
  • Thermal testing and analysis
  • Micro testing on products (projects; code determination; sensory and thermal studies; shelf life testing)
  • Support and follow up during internal and external audits (Kosher, CFIA, FDA, SQF, Fraser Health, SAI Global, NGP, GFCO etc.)
  • Interact and follow up with chemical and pest control service providers
  • Communicate with outside warehouse regarding hold / release procedures
  • All employees are responsible for food and safety quality
  • All employees are responsible to report food safety and quality problems to personnel with authority to initiate action
  • PRIMARY INTERACTIONS

    Internal : QA, R&D, Production, Maintenance, Planning, Purchasing, Corporate QA and Technical

    External : CFIA, Fraser Health, NGP, GFCO, Kosher, Pest Control and Chemical Service Providers

    Qualifications

    COMPETENCIES (Behavioural & Technical Skills)

  • Strong knowledge of HACCP
  • Strong technical / common sense skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts as required (morning, afternoon, graveyard and weekends)
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Quality management, quality tools and problem solving techniques
  • Excellent team player as well as individual contributor
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Good computer skills MS Office Suite, Production Vision, ERP systems
  • Organized and focused
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • EDUCATION AND / OR EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors degree in food science / quality or 1-2 years related field experience in a food manufacturing industry or Diploma in Food Science with 2-3 years in a food manufacturing industry
  • HACCP Certificate
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Lab and office environment utilizing the lab equipment, phone and computer frequently. Requires minimal physical effort.

    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where problems occur and volumes are heavy. Tasks do not expose employee to physically unpleasant or hazardous conditions.

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