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JBS USA QA TECHNICIAN in Denver, Colorado

Job Title: QA Technician Date: 09/20/2019

Location: Denver Department: QA/Food Safety

Reports to: QA Manager

Primary Work Location: Production Floor

Travel: N/A

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

Responsible for the monitoring of quality and food safety attributes of incoming raw materials, in-process product and finished product. Enforcing GMP’s and food safety standards in the production environment.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Responsible for monitoring in-process and finished product to ensure compliance to established specifications and temperature requirements.

  • Monitoring labels to ensure they meet regulatory requirements including tare weights, UPC codes, legibility, establishment number, pricing and correct product identification.

  • Monitor incoming ingredients for compliance to established visual and temperature requirements.

  • Monitor finished product weights on stated weight products.

  • Monitor finished product coding and packaging.

  • Monitor tri-gas mixtures on finished product.

  • Monitoring package seals.

  • Performing in-process and finished product quality checks.

  • Communicating to leads and supervisors when product is out of specification with increased monitoring or holding of product until the defect is corrected or reworked.

  • Monitoring and recording shelf life results.

  • Aseptic sampling of ground beef products for microbiological testing.

  • Pre-operational sanitation inspections.

  • Assist in enforcing plant wide compliance to GMP’s and employee safety rules.

  • Must know job requirements for all positions on assigned production line(s).

  • Accurately complete required daily paperwork.

  • Other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Ability to speak, read, and write English

  • Strong attention to details

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a production environment

  • The ability to attend work on time with few absences

  • Ability to instruct and lead effectively

  • Ability to make quick and decisive decisions; good judgment and common sense required

  • Good math skills

  • Ability to follow instruction

  • Display strong work ethic and positive attitude

  • Adaptable and dependable with ability to follow direction and work in cooperation with others

  • Ability to read, understand and follow SOP’s (standard operating procedures)

  • Must maintain a helpful and professional attitude and appearance

  • QA experience preferred

Training and licenses

  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

  • Knowledge of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)

  • Knowledge of SQF (safe quality foods) systems

Physical Requirements:

  • Standing, walking, bending, lifting, stooping, crouching, kneeling intermittently

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.

  • Ability to work in a cold environment

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization; these duties are considered marginal.