QA Technician - 3rd Shift in Elizabeth NJ

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Michael Foods
QA Technician - 3rd Shift
Job ID: 
Elizabeth NJ
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Job Types:
Food Safety, QA/Lab Technologist

Job Details


We have the honor and responsibility of working in food – a critical infrastructure industry during this time of global crisis. We are working around the clock to keep inventory flowing to our retailers and to help feed the world. We are hiring at many of our manufacturing facilities; this is a great opportunity for those who are now available due to hours being cut at their regular job or being sent home from college temporarily.

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leading food processor and distributor with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products and offers exciting job possibilities throughout our organization. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food – where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact.


The Quality Assurance technician is to insure proper specifications are met and documented on all incoming ingredients and packaging materials and outgoing finished products. The technicians also communicate all findings to the necessary departments. All of Michael Foods, the customers and the public will benefit from the work done by technicians who ensure safe, compliant quality products.


  • Assumes personal responsibility to insure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks.
  • Adhere to Quality work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality.
  • Perform periodic in process quality checks: physical and chemical lab testing, coding, weight, packaging integrity, labeling, temperature, sensory, document review etc. to verify compliance with costumer and MFI’s specifications and all others associated regulations for all products.
  • Inspect and sample incoming ingredients to summit for internal lab testing as required.
  • Assist in drafting, revision, and maintenance of plant standard operating procedures.
  • Act as a liaison between Production, Distribution, Sanitation, Maintenance, and the Quality Department.
  • Participate in plant food safety/quality inspections, in-process inspections, mock recall, label audits, HACCP audits.
  • Verify proper set-up of production lines at start-up and shift change: Printer set-up (coding), packaging materials, labeling, quality limits, etc.
  • Review sanitary condition of production lines prior to start-up by verifying fillers sterilization limits, performing ATP (adenosine triphosphate / verify surface cleanliness) and environmental swab, and follow up sanitation procedures after downtime requiring maintenance activity.
  • Communicate quality issues with Production and Quality Management and assist in root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions where appropriate.
  • Perform investigative environmental swabbing of critical production equipment/areas as a troubleshooting guide.
  • Assist in investigations in response to customer concerns or other quality related deviations to determine root cause and appropriate corrective actions.
  • Assist in the management of quality hold activities, including non-conforming product inventories.
  • Ensure lab equipment, fridges and thermometer etc. are properly maintained and calibrated.
  • Maintain and follow MFI micro sample and shelf life study programs.
  • Job rotation is an essential function of the job. Able to perform quality technician tasks at all NJ production buildings: breaking, liquid and hard cook departments.
  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GLP/ GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures. Perform other duties as assigned

  • One year certificate from college or technical school or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Proficient communication skills across various departments.
  • Proficient organizational and time management skills.
  • Basic proficiency using computer programs (MS Office) for collecting and analyzing data, and writing procedures and reports.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in critical thinking and problem-solving.
  • Ability to participate in cross-functional teams.
  • Basic administrative duties, data collection, analysis, and reporting skills.
  • Ability to operate specific equipment or tools
  • Skill in working with computers and experience with spreadsheet and word-processing software.
  • Driver’s license
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers/vendors or employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • Pallet jack permit preferred, but not required
  • Qualifications


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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