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FSQA Technician 9/17/2016

ARYZTA West Columbia, SC

Company
ARYZTA
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
20124936
AJE Ref #
576202237
Location
West Columbia, SC
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
High School Diploma or GED

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Tracking Code

20124936

Job Description

Position Purpose



The Quality Assurance (QA) Technician has the primary responsibility for protecting the food by conducting food

safety and quality sampling, testing, and documentation to meet all regulatory, customer, and ARYZTA

requirements. QA Technicians may be designated as I or II depending on level of experience and skills.

Scope/Complexity/Supervisory Responsibilities

The QA Technician is responsible for conducting food safety and quality assurance procedures to ensure ARYZTA

is in compliance with best practices for food safety and quality. The QA Technician reports to the QA Supervisor or

QA Manager (depending on size of bakery).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This section describes the core responsibilities of this position. Duties may vary dependent on department staffing

and seasonal fluctuations.

Responsible for meeting all applicable food regulations (international, national, state, and local)

Responsible for complying with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards (i.e. BRC, SQF)

Responsible for sampling, testing, and documentation of the Quality Management System (QMS) including

procedures, records, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control

Points (HACCP)

Works to maintain the safety, legality and quality of each food and the processes used in their manufacture.

Responsible for meeting and exceeding customer requirements

Works to reduce customer/consumer complaints for foods manufactured on site

Reports food safety and quality issues to their supervisor

Authorized to hold product based on food safety or quality non-conformance

Participates in daily food evaluation to identify possible defects

Participates in physical bakery inspections on a weekly basis on each area (pest control, operational

methods, maintenance for food safety, sanitation, personnel practices, etc.)

Selects food items for analysis at specified stages in the production process for evaluating compliance to

specification

Able to perform pre-operational inspections and to report any concerns to their Supervisor

Able to use the following instrumentation/measuring devices

o Thermometers

o Metal detectors

o X-ray devices

o Calculators

o Scales

o Gauges

o Calipers

o Rulers

o Moisture analyzers

o Ovens

Ensures appropriate communication of food safety/QA issues with Production Supervisors and QA

Technicians at shift change

Other duties may be assigned and QA Technician is expected to effectively manage and execute changes

Required Skills

Required



The education, technical qualifications, experience and competencies are representative of those that must be met

by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Effective work ethic and good communications skills

High School Diploma, some college science courses or experience in the food industry

Good writing, mathematics, and critical thinking skills

Experience in computers including spreadsheets

Preferred

Training in HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points)

Training in a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard such as BRC or SQF

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully

perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with

disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly required to climb, stand or walk for extended periods of time.

Use a computer keyboard and monitor more than 25% of total work time.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while

performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with

disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is

occasionally exposed outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles,

and extreme cold.

The noise level in the work environment is often moderate to loud.

Work schedule: Flexible 40-48 hours per week





Job Location

West Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.