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QA Technician

Company: Actalent
Location: Union City
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Candidates with Food Sciences or Manufacturing interests will excel in this positionDescription:A key player in monitoring, supporting, and ensuring the compliance of food safety and quality requirements daily, leading by example in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for others, working cohesively as a team to drive the improvement of food safety and quality, demonstrating willingness to step out of the comfort zone to take on new challenges and learn new things.Primary Responsibilities:1 - Ensures both food safety and quality of the products and processes on a regular basis--- Performs physical inspection and analytical testing for food safety and food quality of the products and processes and ensures to meet the set standards. Inspections and tests include, but not limited to, color, pH, seal integrity, temperature, date code, X-ray monitoring, weight checks, accuracy of labels, allergen, cleanliness etc.--- Documents all food safety and quality checks as required--- Ensures all stakeholders follows Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), good housekeeping, and company policies and procedures--- Performs hold and release of the products after thorough review and assessment for food safety and quality. Follows hold and release procedures. Provide feedback and guidance for correction actions when non-conformance issues are found--- Performs pre-operation inspection of the line equipment and processing environment at the start of shift or during line changeover. Conducts environment testing, such as ATP and allergen tests.--- Collects retain samples from the production line and performs product evaluation at the end of product shelf life--- Performs proper calibration of laboratory equipment by set frequency and recordkeeping.--- Take appropriate actions to correct deviations or notify FSQ manager2 - Acts as key monitor for reinforcing GMPs throughout plant and warehouse facilities--- Performs direct GMP observations of the facility and processing conditions throughout the productions, addresses any discrepancies with appropriated department, and follows up for corrective actions--- Reinforces GMPs during the operation hours--- Leads GMP by example--- Performs GMP inspections of areas within the facility as assigned and communicates the finding and action taken to address the GMP findings3 - Reinforces policies, procedures, and controls to ensure meeting FDA, USDA, third-party audit requirements, and internal standards.--- Actively supports in the preparation of all 3rd party audits such as FDA, USDA, Organic, SQF or other schemes as well as customers' audits--- Follows the documented protocols--- Audits the food safety and quality records documented by operators4 - Seeks ways to make improvements to internal processes, documentation, and knowledge transfer--- Maintain laboratory and work areas organized.--- Identifies opportunities to improve current methods and processes and makes recommendations to FSQ Manager --- Demonstrates adaptability by reacting appropriately to unexpected changes in situations --- Seeks to develop technical knowledge through learning from peers and FSQ Manger Consistently looks for ways to improve oneself through growth and development opportunities5 - Performs other duties as assigned--- Acts as backup for FSQ lead and any other FSQ team members in absence--- Assists in new hire and refresher trainings for food safety- and quality-related topics--- Assists in mock-recalls and mock-product withdrawal sessions.--- Assists the FSQ Department in continuous improvement efforts and follow up on corrective action implementation.--- Keeps FSQ Manager informed about problems and opportunities for improvement.--- Assists with special in-plant or lab projects as directed.Skills:food safety, gmp, food industry, Quality assuranceAdditional Skills & Qualifications:A minimum of high school diploma or equivalent. Previous food safety and quality experience required with a minimum of 1-2 years' experience in food manufacturing. Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus. Must be self-motivated and capable of working independently with minimal supervision. Must have excellent interpersonal skills. Must have basic computer skills such as Microsoft offices e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Must be a good team player and can communicate and interact well with others. Must have good math skills and analytical skills. Ability to be precise and accurate. Ability to make good judgment and decisions during the shift. Ability to read and follow documented food safety and quality protocol. Knowledge of GMP, HACCP and Quality & Food Safety Systems. Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends and holidaysPhysical Requirements--- Frequently requires standing, lifting, walking, reaching, stooping, bending, smelling, listening, speaking, and seeing to perform the essential job duties.--- Work conditions vary, working time will vary based upon work / project needs, and flexibility is critical. Temperatures range from 5 to 90 F degrees in processing departments.--- Exposure to potentially dangerous machinery and equipment are present in the plant. Potential electrical, mechanical, and chemical, hazards are also present. The noise level is high and constant. Floors are damp and slick.--- Must be able to bend, stoop, pull and lift up to 50 lbs. to stand for long periods of time--- Close visual acuity to view a computer terminal, analyze reports, manage data and detail

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We're supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Actalent, Union City , QA Technician, Professions , Union City, California

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