Quality Control Technician

Company: Apex Life Sciences ( Learn More )

General Information
US-KY-LOUISVILLE
N/A
2 Year Degree
Full-Time
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Job Description Quality Control Technician

BASIC PURPOSE 

The basic purpose of this position is to perform the quality control checks as set for forth by the Quality Program, to ensure that raw materials and finished product meet specifications.  This ensures a consistent, safe and quality product is being produced. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

  • On line inspection of finished products by checking spiral freezer temperatures, 2-pack seal, box and case seals, code dates, best by dates, check weigher, packing matches product run verification, and organoleptic evaluation.
  • On line inspection of in-process product by checking processing and product temperatures, ingredient weights, and placement.  Manage meat racks to ensure optimum temperature is maintained.
  • Check HACCP critical control points and ensure proper corrective actions are taken to maintain food safety.
  • Pre-op inspection of the processing line according to established procedures.
  • Inspect incoming raw materials and packaging.  Pull random samples and test raw materials to make sure they meet specifications.  Check all packaging for correct allergen labeling.
  • Inspect finished product shipments.  Inspect trailer temperature, set point and trailer condition.  Place temperature recorders on random shipments. 
  • Collect appropriate samples of finished products and raw materials for micro testing.
  • SPECIALIZED and/or TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 

  • Minimum of an Associate Degree in Chemistry, Biology, or Food Science.  Candidates without a degree will be considered but must successfully complete training for the position.
  • Prior quality control or food laboratory experience is required.
  • Prior experience using laboratory scales, thermometers, computers, and colorimeters is required.
  • General knowledge of FDA regulations and Good Manufacturing Practices is a plus.
  • Must have knowledge of HACCP, SOP’s, GMP’s, and/or plant policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with team members on the production line to ensure consistent product quality.
  • PHYSICAL EFFORT:

  • Twisting and turning will be required and must be able to stand for long periods of time. 
  • Must be able to wear company specified garments that assure cleanliness.
  • Job Requirements