QA Technician 3rd Shift in Womelsdorf PA

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QA Technician 3rd Shift
Job ID: 
Womelsdorf PA
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Job Types:
Food Safety, QA/Lab Technologist
Employee Type:

Full time


PA Womelsdorf

Job Type:

Production Packaging

Job Posting Title:

QA Technician 3rd Shift

Job Description:

Summary: Quality Techs are responsible, reliable individuals who understand the importance of the safety and quality of our confectionery products and strive to improve it. The Quality Tech is responsible for conducting audits within the manufacturing facility and enforcing all Food Safety and Quality programs (BRC, Preventative Controls, GMPs, SOPs, SSOPs) as well as ensuring adherence to customer and regulatory requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned as needed)
  • Assure checks are documented clearly, verified against standard, and traceable.
  • Follow all safety and GMP rules and regulations.
  • Perform walkthroughs of the production floor ensuring compliance to all food safety and quality policies and procedures.
  • Verify documentation and monitoring of Preventative Controls, Quality and Regulatory requirements for accuracy and compliance.
  • Communicate with supervisors, and/or plant management on all food safety, quality and plant issues and work together on corrective actions/ preventative measures.
  • Actively work towards food safety and quality improvements (final product, plant conditions, and customer service), improvement in productivity, and cost reduction.
  • Perform/Verify sensory, organoleptic, analytical, and physical testing of in-line, WIP and finished product to ensure compliance to specifications.
  • Maintain and report nonconformance holds
  • Assist in the investigation of consumer complaints to identify root causes and implement corrective and preventive measures.
  • Maintain retained finished product and sensory sample inventory.
  • Carry out pre-op checks (Visual), ATP and Allergen swab testing, and environmental sampling program.
  • Responsible for aseptic sampling of environment and finished product for microbiological testing and submitting applicable paperwork for testing at outside lab.
  • Complete all required plant training.
  • Assist Quality Manager and/or Quality Lead in training associates to meet customer requirements and food safety/quality system requirements.
  • Data entry and other administrative tasks such as filing, scanning, copying, faxing and organization of documents.
  • Collect and ship samples requested by Sales.
  • Use IQS data to help Operations run in control and to standard
  • Maintain the Quality area, personal work space and testing equipment in a clean, safe and orderly manner daily.
  • Assist in special tests, inspections, trending or product development as requested of the Quality Manager or Quality Lead, Production, or Corporate Sales.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Quality Manager or Quality Lead


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

WORK SAFETY Ensures that all tasks and functions of position are performed in a safe manner always and that all procedures and requirements are properly followed to accomplish assigned tasks.

FOOD SAFETY/QUALITY Shall be responsible for food safety and quality as well as reporting food safety and quality problems to personnel with authority to initiate action.

QUALIFICATIONS To be considered qualified for this job, an individual shall have the required skills listed below and must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed in the job descriptions after a training period. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High School Diploma or Equivalent. Further education or previous food mfg. experience is preferred. Background in food manufacturing, quality, food safety or sanitation is ideal, but not required. GMPs, HACCP/Preventative Controls, FDA or BRC background ideal, but not necessary.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Must be able to read, write and verbally communicate in English. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, product specifications, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and technical manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from associates at all levels, including production associates, sanitation, line leads, supervisors, management, and executive.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Basic mathematics will be required to fulfill this position. Must be able to calculate basic mathematical equations with accuracy. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, averages, area, circumference, and volume.

REASONING ABILITY 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. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with different variables.


Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook or other computer programs such as Enviromap, SAP, and Infinity

as assigned.


Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments; Work with integrity.


Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent schedule changes, order changes, delays, or unexpected events.


Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to meet production orders.


Occasional travel may be required for training purposes

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, knee, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close visions and ability to adjust focus. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and / or humid conditions; the employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock. Ear plugs on this job are required since the noise level is above 85 decibels. Proper safety rules and regulations must be observed at all times. Ability to work in the presence of common allergens


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Job Location Information
City: Womelsdorf
County: Berks
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