Technician I - Quality Assurance 2nd shift in Robersonville NC

Flagstone Foods
Title: 
Technician I - Quality Assurance 2nd shift
Date: 
09/08/2021
Job ID: 
1072
Location: 
Robersonville NC
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Food Safety, QA/Lab Technologist

Company Overview: Flagstone Foods is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of private label healthy snacks in North America, holding the leading market position in the nut, trail mix and dried fruit categories. Our 900+ employees are in the Minneapolis headquarters and plants in Robersonville, North Carolina, El Paso, Texas, and Dothan, Alabama. These facilities source, process, package and distribute nuts, trail mixes and other wholesome snacks to premier retail customers across the country.

Background: In August 2019, Atlas Holdings purchased Flagstone Foods, reestablishing the organization as a standalone business. Headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut and founded in 2002, Atlas and its affiliates own and operate 20 platform companies which employ more than 18,000 associates at more than 150 facilities worldwide. Atlas has a long and distinguished record of strengthening and growing companies, investing both the human and financial capital needed to create long-term, sustainable value.

Position Summary:

Quality Technician I is an entry level position, 2nd shift position. Quality Technician I measures performance against quality and food safety standards. Safety and proper GMP’s are practiced in all areas of work. The technician is responsible for the entirety of their line from mixing through packaging.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Packaging

  • Performs package evaluations on finished packages that may include:
    • Integrity
    • Appearance and Functionality
    • Atmosphere
    • Codes and Dates
    • UPC and label correctness
  • Performs product evaluations on finished products that may include:
    • Breakage
    • Salts and Component ratios
    • Flavor, odor, texture and appearance
  • Measurement Recording and Communications and maintains records of findings and highlights non-conformance
  • Inform Operators, Mechanics, Line Leaders and Managers of issues
  • Assures Food Safety, HACCP and Good Manufacturing Practices compliance throughout facility
  • Verification of metal detection program and x-ray program compliance
  • Validates accuracy of measurements and equipment for quality measurement
  • Evaluates palletized product leaving department for compliance to all standards
  • Assures information for actions and standards are available and communicated to all staff that require it to make informed decisions and minimum defects
  • Identifies and acts to prevent unacceptable product shipment to customer
  • Check and verify label stock

Sample Preparation

  • Assures accurate formulation and components and verifies package compliance to standards for appearance and performance
  • Tests and verifies ingredients are correct grade, standard, appearance, chemical/ physical/microbiological compliant and sensory attributes are met

Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical and technicalskills
  • Good communications skills, including written and verbal

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and access remote locations and equipment (e.g., roofs, pits, stairs, ladders, lifts, etc.)
  • Ability to work in an environment with loud noise levels, requiring hearing protection
  • Ability to wear various forms of PPE
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