Quality Assurance Technician

Location: Belleville, Ontario

Reporting to the Quality Assurance (QA) Manager, the QA Technician is responsible for ensuring that food safety and QA programs are properly implemented and maintained by following company, customer, and regulatory guidelines through auditing/inspection, product quality control, and data entry. The QA Technician provides support to operations with the objective of meeting food safety and quality requirements, while maintaining production efficiency. The QA Technician presents a professional and respectful attitude when dealing with both internal and external contacts, and will work toward facilitating a team atmosphere within the Service Centre.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs food safety and quality critical control point checks on process as outlined in the HACCP and Quality Program requirements and other QA duties
  • Works directly with production staff on testing protocols and requirements to meet and exceed USDA quality and safety requirements. Ensures production management is aware of deviations from requirements
  • Performs pre-operational inspection on all operating equipment
  • Monitors production staff’s adherence to meeting production specifications. Assists in evaluation of new equipment and process instructions to effectively meet and exceed product specifications
  • Assists on trouble-shooting processing lines and provides solutions to operations that target manufacturing and food safety requirements
  • Evaluates raw material and on hold products, suggests disposition, and informs appropriate management personnel as required
  • Assists in data entry for all monitoring and verification activities as required. Prepares reports as necessary to record findings and recommendations from testing
  • Understands and applies safe work practices and principles. Asks questions if unsure
  • Identifies potential hazards and either works to remedy them (if possible) or bring them to the supervisor’s attention for action
  • Brings a ‘safety first’ attitude to work

Your Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to read, understand, and follow documents and procedures
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required
  • Ability to work in team setting or independently with minimum supervision
  • Good analytical and logical problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills. Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong conflict resolution skills. Ability to handle stressful situations
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline such as animal/food science, biology, microbiology, chemistry/biochemistry
  • 2-4 years of QA or related experience within the meat/food processing sector preferred
  • Understanding of HACCP systems
  • BRC knowledge a plus

Compensation

Vantage offers:

  • A market competitive salary and a comprehensive employee benefit package
  • A well-resourced path to future career growth and a stated preference to promote from within where feasible
  • Tangible rewards for demonstrated results

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