Reporting to the Quality Assurance Supervisor, the Product Auditor is responsible for ensuring all finished products meet customer specifications by performing product specification and quality audits.
The following list of duties and responsibilities of the Product Specifications Auditor – Level 1 is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the job described; rather they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. Under the supervision of Quality Assurance management, the Product Specifications Auditor Level 1 shall:
- Understand customer requirements on processing and packaging of the different product formats. Work cooperatively with customer representatives and operations personnel to achieve product specifications and quality standards.
- Assist operations with the monitoring of critical parameters during production.
- Communicate any deviation found promptly to prevent rework of product.
- Monitor critical product and process parameters to demonstrate adherence to product specifications, including product presentation, packaging quality and integrity (leakers), foreign material detection and label accuracy.
- Understand and follow the Foreign Material Prevention Program and the importance in the company’s food safety and quality program.
- Correctly and accurately document findings during monitoring of critical production parameters on appropriate records and forms.
- Ensure that appropriate corrective actions are taken on any products found to be out of compliance
- Perform pre-operational inspection and other quality assurance activities as needed.
- Meet or exceed USDA and BRC requirements.
- Adhere to and enforce company and facility GMP guidelines.
- Understand and apply safe work practices and principles. Ask questions if unsure.
- Identify potential hazards and either work to remedy them (if possible) or bring them to supervisor’s attention for action.
- Bring a ‘safety first’ attitude to work.
Skills and Competencies:
- Strong organizational and communication skills
- Proven leadership and conflict resolution skills
- Strong decision making skills
- Ability to work independently or in a team environment
- Experience in quality assurance or auditing/inspection preferred, but not required
- Ability to speak, read, and write in English language required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.
The hours and days of work are established as needed by operations and at the discretion of management and may be adjusted (increased or decreased) by management as required. Must be able to work flexible schedule as necessary. Protective equipment is provided. Exposure includes:
- Very cold temperatures (32° – 36° F)
- High noise levels.
- Work in close proximity to industrial equipment, saws, conveyors, forklifts, and mechanized equipment.
- Wet and slippery floors
- Variety of odors
- Standing for extended periods of time
- Hours of work may exceed 12+ hours per day
- Exposure to products of beef and pork
- Frequent reaching, standing, lifting (may exceed 30 lbs), bending, or stooping
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualification required of employees assigned to this job.