Quality Assurance Technician Second Shift in 2929 US 22 Fredericksburg, Pa 17026 PA

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Quality Assurance Technician Second Shift
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2929 US 22 Fredericksburg, Pa 17026 PA
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QA/Lab Technologist
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Located in Fredericksburg, PA, Bell and Evans is the established expert and industry leader of humanely raised, premium chicken, selling exclusively to premier outlets. Since 1894, we pioneered many industry firsts and lead through innovation, with standards second-to-none. Here, you&##39;ll have the ability to influence change and see your ideas come to fruition. Our decisions are based on what&##39;s best for our chickens and customers, not cost. Trust in a company that has stood the test of time and work for the best in the industry.

Job Summary (See the Summary of Responsibilities for a comprehensive list of duties):

The Quality Assurance Technician is a critical part of the plants food safety and quality system who is responsible for monitoring, documenting and enforcing policies in addition to training key team members and taking critical corrective action when required.

The technician role is a very hands on, highly interactive role in a fast paced, ever changing production environment. The ability to quickly assess risk, lead a team to a decision point and ensure plans are executed are critical skills required to perform this role.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Perform pre-operational inspection tasks as required. (Visual Inspections, ATP/APC swabbing).
  • Monitor process controls (CCP&##39;s, Allergen Control, Foreign Material Control, Labeling Requirements, Package Integrity, Product Specifications) to ensure adherence to all food safety and quality programs
  • Perform sample collection as required for microbiological or chemical testing (APC, Staph, LAB, EB, Fat, Moisture, Protein).
  • Troubleshoot and take appropriate corrective action when deviations occur.
  • Document, monitor and analyze data to drive continuous improvement.
  • Perform quality audits (AQL&##39;s) to ensure product meets specification.
  • Investigate customer feedback and internal incidents and provide responses in a timely manner.
  • Monitor employees for proper work conduct including but not limited to GMP&##39;s, SOP&##39;s, and SSOP&##39;s.
  • Review paperwork for accuracy and compliance to all food safety and quality programs.
  • Routinely interact with USDA FSIS inspection staff and plant management teams (Production, Maintenance, Shipping/Warehousing).
  • Review monthly goals and continuous improvement projects with quality assurance supervisors
  • Work on agreed upon continuous improvement
  • Perform other duties and as assigned by the Quality Assurance Supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:

Due to the high volume of applicants, only those who meet the minimum qualifications will be selected for interviews. The qualifications are as follows:

  • 1-year of experience in a Quality assurance role in a food manufacturing facility or college education in a related degree.
  • Ability to assess risk and make decisions under pressure in a fast-paced production environment.
  • Exceptional communication skills (Bilingual in Spanish and English is a plus)
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and/or coworkers.
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision or in a team environment
  • Critical thinking skills and
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Ability to read and interpret data and related documentation.
  • Basic mathematical (addition, division, multiplication, percentages) and computer skills (Email, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality.
  • Ability to work on your feet in a cold wet environment.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform this job successfully.

Benefits Package

- Medical, Vision, and Dental coverage offered

- PTO days offered

- 401k Match

- Life Insurance

- Competitive pay

- 7 Paid Holidays off

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