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Quality Control Technician - $1,000 Sign On Bonus

Company: E. A. Sween Company
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details Description We are always looking for talented, hardworking people to join the E.A. Sween family. We are a family-oriented company that understands the significance of our employees and we are successful because of our incredibly committed team. We are looking for a QA Technician on Weekday Shift. Hours for this role are 3am-11:30am Mon-Fri. Pay is $25, plus a $1.75 shift differential. E.A. Sween is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability. Role Summary: This position will support the Food Safety & Quality department focusing on prior to production start through observation, environmental monitoring, processing swabs, and support the Microbiology department with laboratory analyses of raw material and shelf life studies of finished goods. Actively contribute to the implementation and maintenance of company food safety and quality programs to ensure our customers have a great experience with our sandwich products. Hours for the position are Monday through Friday 3am to 11:30am, with optional OT. Pay for this position is $25 with a $1.75 Shift Differential. We are also offering a Sign On Bonus of $1,000 to be paid the following: $250 after 30 days, $250 after 60 days and $500 after 120 days. The bonus will be on the next check following the payment schedule. Essential Competencies of the Role (3 - 5 Primary Areas):

  • Execute assigned food safety, quality and continuous improvement activities to support the SQF Code regulatory requirements and customer requirements.
  • Perform visual inspections prior to production start.
  • Document non-compliances and corrective actions, and communicate results.
  • Perform ATP, APC, and Listeria swabbing after the sanitation process.
  • Conduct Environmental Monitoring of the production areas thorough the day.
  • Be a liaison with the Sanitation Team and provide support daily to ensure cleaning is performed as required and documented appropriately.
  • Communicate with Sanitation when issues arise.
  • Provide guidance to Quality Control on risks to Food Safety, and potential corrective actions.
  • Monitor Sanitation Team and E.A. Sween employees GMP compliance.
  • Promote GMPs by providing educational resources and training to the production staff and others as needed.
  • Conduct titrations daily to ensure all chemicals are at the appropriate strength.
  • Communicate issues to the Sanitation and Food Safety Manager and take corrective actions.
  • Perform Calibration verifications on thermometers (IRs/probes) daily before production start-up.
  • Perform Verification of temperature monitoring using an electronic system and review of data to ensure that temperatures in storage and production areas remained within specifications.
  • Verify that QC scales have been cleaned prior to operation startup.
  • Perform monthly water test.
  • Perform monthly facility audits.
  • Perform Glass, Brittle, Plastic Audit monthly.
  • Make media for the Microbiology Lab.
  • Perform microbiological analyses of environmental swabs, finished products, and other materials as required.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining Microbiology Laboratory Programs and Procedures.
  • Must be cross-trained in all basic job aspects of the Quality Assistant position, and be able to provide assistance to the Quality Control Auditor as needed.
  • Become HACCP Certified within a year of hire.
  • Represent the Food Safety/Quality Control Department in a professional manner when interacting with operations personnel, other company departments, CLT and regulatory personnel such as USDA, FDA, MDA and SQF Military auditors.
  • Assist with development and maintenance of HACCP, Seafood HACCP, USDA HACCP, and FSP plans.
  • Cooperate with all aspects of the safety program at E. A. Sween Company
  • Follow employer safety and health rules, regulations and standard work in performing the job
  • Report hazardous conditions to supervisor or manager.
  • Maintain inventory and place orders to restock lab materials as need
  • Provide updates to relevant to the day to day duties of the role and any changes that would be beneficial to the Job Description.
  • This position, along with all positions within the company, plays an active role in the company's Lean initiatives.
  • Identify and provide effective educational materials / information that will serve to promote a sanitary production environment thus wholesomeness of our finished products.
  • Wear Proper PPE as needed/required in appropriate areas.
  • Autoclave, incubators,
  • 3M MDS Assay System, 3M ATP Luminometer
  • pH Meter, pipettes, scales, thermometers, hot plate/stirrer
  • Titration Kits
  • Chemicals and Media, Petri film (Various) Required Qualifications:
  • High school diploma required with a minimum of 2 years of Quality Control, Quality Assurance or laboratory experience.
  • Personal computer skills (Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Network) required.
  • Attention to precision and detail.
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Must be able to work occasional overtime as needed and occasional weekends.
  • Must be flexible to schedule and hours as they may vary based on need. Preferred Qualification (if Applicable):
    • Degree in Biology, Microbiology, Food Science or a related science field preferred.
    • Knowledge of GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices). Physical Demands and Work Environment:
      • Must be able to lift waist high and carry up to 50 pounds.
      • Must be able to work in a cold environment (-5 to 40F) and warm environment (70 to 85F) for extended periods of time.
      • Must be able to go up and down stairs several times a day.
      • Must be able to remain on feet for extended periods.
      • Must be able to tolerate changes in environmental temperature changes throughout shift.
      • Must be able to work under pressure yet maintain skills needed to perform functions as described.
      • Must have positive attitude and develop good working relationships with other departments in the company.
      • Maintain a clean and efficient working environment Qualifications Skills Behaviors : Motivations : Education Experience Licenses & Certifications Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: E. A. Sween Company, Eden Prairie , Quality Control Technician - $1,000 Sign On Bonus, Professions , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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