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Floating Quality Assurance Technician (2nd/3rd Shift)

Stella & Chewy's

Stella & Chewy's

Quality Assurance
Oak Creek, WI, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024
Job Type
Full-time
Description

Stella and Chewy's is growing at a rapid rate!! Not only do we offer competitive medical benefits, but we also offer attendance bonuses, and so much more!

2PM-10PM/10PM-6AM - Weekend work required and possible overtime

We are currently seeking a Quality Assurance Technician-Float for our Annex Building. Starting pay is competitive and based on experience.

2nd and 3rd shift currently offers a shift premium.

Summary

Under the general direction of and reporting to the Main facility’s Quality Manager, the Floating Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for assuring that safe, quality pet foods are produced by performing operations monitoring, performing prescribed tests, recording test results, taking appropriate actions when production and/or quality issues arise, and maintaining an accurate log of daily activities. The QA Technician must also work with other departments and management at both Stella & Chewy’s facilities. The Quality Assurance Technician will be trained and become knowledgeable of Stella & Chewy’s product attributes.

Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for planned and unplanned absence coverage for QA Technicians at the Main manufacturing facility. The floating QA Technician’s hours will be adjusted to provide maximum department coverage when absence coverage is needed. The floating QA Technician will cover scheduled weekend work hours when absence coverage is needed. Advance notification of the schedule will be provided, however day to day work assignments may be altered due to an unplanned event.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Monitor Good Manufacturing practices in production areas
  • Hourly and/or Daily line checks for HACCP and various quality specifications parameters
  • Hourly performance of metal detector and/or Xray functionality tests
  • Daily monitoring of room temperatures as part of process controls
  • Ensures food safety standards are maintained in production, warehousing, and shipping areas
  • Monitors the effectiveness of daily and scheduled plant sanitation through environmental surface swabbing
  • Pre-operative equipment inspection for cleanliness following sanitation
  • Ensures raw materials, manufacturing recipes, work in process products and finished products meet established formulations and specifications
  • Collect samples for micro testing
  • Perform required analytical testing for products and interpret results
  • Maintain retention sample program for finished products
  • Maintain COA posting to Stella & Chewy’s website for product look up feature
  • Abide by all safety rules and safety regulations as set by Stella & Chewy’s.
Requirements
  • An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Requires a reliable source of transportation. Requires the ability to operate various office equipment to include a computer and copier. Requires the ability to operate various software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets (Excel) and database. Requires the ability to use lab equipment and other instruments. Requires the ability to be able to flex work hours as requested. Requires the availability to work weekdays and weekends as needed.
  • Requires education generally equivalent to a high school diploma. Further education in a science-based field would be desired.
  • 6-12 months experience in quality assurance in a food processing environment is prefer