SUMMARY: Quality Line Inspector is responsible for ensuring safe, quality product by conducting in-process inspections and evaluating finished product. This position will monitor the manufacturing process by verifying materials/product/packaging, calibrate test equipment, perform GMP and sanitation audits, review documentation, and other duties as needed to support plant operations.
DUTIES: The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
- Conduct start-up verification of production lines to ensure correct usage of materials and packaging.
- Conduct frequent audits of production lines, inspecting finished product, packaging, and code dates.
- Audit the paperwork of operators to ensure that they are performing frequent metal detector/x-ray and weight checks at the required frequency.
- Audit the batching process to ensure correct usage of raw materials. Verify lot codes and review batch records for accuracy.
- Assist and monitor cleaning and sanitation procedures.
- Calibrate testing equipment periodically.
- Place raw materials or finished products on hold in the event of non-conformity.
- Conduct ATP testing during equipment line clean-outs.
- Perform GMP/hygiene inspection based on GMP and hygiene standards. Correct GMP/hygiene violation and report to production supervisors and/or Quality Manager.
- All jobs shall be conducted timely.
- Conduct daily and monthly sanitation inspections, including pre-operation inspection and post-operation inspection.
- Perform ATP test on production equipment and environmental swabbing.
- Test for elimination of protein residues after equipment by using Neogen allergen swabbing kit or equivalent.
- Inspect employees’ hygiene condition.
- Record results of inspection and communicate with Production and Quality Manager.
- Collect samples for microbiology testing (N=-30).
- Observe and record nonconforming products / production and promptly communicate with production supervisor and Quality Manager for immediate action.
- Make routine decisions for product holding, production line holding, etc., and verify correction and corrective action and document the incident accordingly.
- Calibrate equipment used for inspections and report immediately if the device is malfunctioning.
- Assist in evaluating and releasing customer labels.
- Perform other special assignment from Management.
- The individual (s) is responsible for complying with all rules and regulations in the Employee Handbook and Safety practices.
- The individual (s) is responsible for completing all the above duties as required within the required time frame.
- The individual (s) must follow all SOPs, GMPs, Safety Rules and other State and Federal Health Guidelines as required by Protein Research.
- The individual (s) must comply with all Plant, State and Federal OSHA, FDA, HACCP, CCOF and SQF regulations. This list may not be inclusive.
- It is the responsibility of the individual to communicate with his or her supervisor when and as necessary to complete their jobs as required.
- High School Diploma/GED is required. College degree preferred.
- 1-2 years of experience in a production facility preferably in Quality.
- Knowledge of cGMPs, Allergen Control, and HACCP is highly preferred.
- Individual must be equipped with motivation, organization, time management and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
- Must have excellent attention to detail and be able to multi-task and prioritize.
- Demonstration of strong work ethics (punctual, dependable).
- Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment.
- Commitment to excellence and high standards.
- Ability to manage priorities and workflow and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
- Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:
- Walk, kneel, squat, bend, stand and climb ladders.
- Reach, Twist, Lift and carry up to 30 lbs.
- Use hands and fingers to control equipment for forms of communication. (i.e. phone, email, fax, etc.) by grasping, reaching, and using finger dexterity.
- Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
- Stand and walk to and from lab and around warehouse.
- Reach, twist, kneel, squat body to file and reach office equipment on your desk, to filing cabinets and certain areas of warehouse.
- Calculate figures and amounts.
- Majority of work time is spent in a warehouse where temperatures are cool/hot and noise level can be moderate to high. Some work may be done in an office environment.
- This position may be required to wear common protective and/or safety gear, i.e. gloves, face mask, hairnet, uniform, etc.
- This position may be exposed to small particles, odors, and allergens.
We are a family-owned company and it shows in the way we care about our employees. We offer a modern work open door environment and because of our nimble size, our team environment is collaborative and friendly. We are located in close proximity to the freeway, in sunny Livermore. Our employees have generous benefits that include 100% paid health care for employee only, and a large amount subsidized for dependents. We also offer vacation and paid sick days, discretionary annual bonuses, and a 401(k) match.