Quality Assurance Technician


Cincinnati, OH

What you'll be doing

The quality assurance technician will conduct tests and check to determine quality of raw materials, products during manufacturing and finished products. Perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical or chemical properties of food products. Perform pre-operational sanitation review of the food processing environment and equipment. The quality assurance technician will sample environmental surfaces, finished product, and ingredients for microbiological and chemistry attributes that are designed to monitor for acceptable hygienic conditions and chemical characteristics. Collect packages and perform tests associated with the products acceptable quality limits (AQLs), such as weight, temperature, verification of package code dates and magnet checks. Print labels on the label machine. Place product on hold when it does not meet AQLs. Report all product standard deviations to operations supervisor to initiate immediate correction protocol. Inform the QA manager, supervisor and management trainee when issues cannot be resolved or input is needed. Verify the acceptability of ingredients and packaging materials based on internal specification for the product. Clean and sterilize laboratory equipment. Follow safety rules and procedures, including good manufacturing practices.

What your background should be

The applicant must know the standards and requirements of the company, HACCP, the Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Know how to perform sanitation reviews of equipment. He/she is needed to be able to use basic equipment in food manufacturing facility and simple tools, including scale, caliper, magnet, thermometer, sieve shaker machine and Macon O2 analyzer; able to use computer with little instruction or guidance; able to use critical thinking to identify strengths and weaknesses, inductive reasoning and deductive reasoning; able to communicate effectively and efficiently using both verbal and written skills, especially with management; able to accept constructive criticism and make adjustments as requested. The applicant should posses a positive attitude and a great work ethic and desire to learn.

Required Schooling / Training

Not specified

Who is the client company

The client is a global provider of HR services and the second largest staffing organization in the world.
If you are interested in this position, send your resume to apply@kochdavis.com