Quality Assurance Technician (3rd Shift)
Job Type
Full-time
Description

Summary

Under the general direction of and reporting to the facility Quality Manager, the Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for assuring that safe, quality pet foods are produced by performing operations monitoring, performing prescribed tests, recording test results, taking appropriate actions when production and/or quality issues arise, and maintaining an accurate log of daily activities. The QA Tech will work with other department personnel and their management. The Quality Assurance Technician will be knowledgeable of Stella & Chewy’s product attributes.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Monitor Good Manufacturing practices in production areas
  • Hourly and/or Daily line checks for HACCP and various quality specifications parameters
  • Hourly performance of foreign material control equipment functionality tests
  • Daily monitoring of room temperatures as part of process controls
  • Ensures food safety standards are maintained in production, warehousing, and shipping areas
  • Monitors the effectiveness of daily and scheduled plant sanitation through environmental surface swabbing
  • Performing Visual pre-operative equipment inspection for cleanliness following sanitation 
  • Ensures raw materials, manufacturing recipes, work in process products and finished products meet established formulations and specifications
  • Collect samples for micro testing
  • Perform required analytical testing for products and interpret results 
  • Maintain retention sample program for finished products 
  • Abide by all safety rules and safety regulations as set by Stella & Chewy’s, LLC.
  • Performance of job specific tasks as related by Quality Assurance department management 
  • Communicate effectively with operations and sanitation groups 
Requirements

  

Qualifications

An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 



Requires a reliable source of transportation. Requires the ability to operate various office equipment to include a computer and copier. Requires the ability to operate various software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets (Excel) and database. Requires the ability to use lab equipment and other instruments. Requires the ability to be able to flex work hours as requested. Requires the availability to work weekdays and weekends as needed. 



Education and/or Experience

Requires education generally equivalent to a high school diploma. Further education in a science-based field would be desired.  

6-12 months experience in quality assurance in a food processing environment.