Riega Foods LLC

Quality Assurance Technician

Kansas City, MO

Job description

Riega Foods, LLC., is a family owned and operated organic herb, spice, and spice blend manufacturer in Kansas City, MO. We are a fast-growing company looking for a Quality Assurance Technician to join our team.



The Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for performing food safety and quality sampling on products and audits during production to ensure all incoming materials, finished goods, and manufacturing meet food safety standards. They will perform daily tasks such as: product sampling, product testing, in-line production checks, verifying lot numbers and data, environmental swabbing, and the continuous improvement of our food safety system. This position requires excellent multitasking ability, attention to detail, and ability to work quickly and efficiently in a food manufacturing environment. The right candidate will be proactive, self-motivated, and possess a strong work ethic and initiative.



Job Description & Responsibilities:


Perform standardized food safety sampling and verify lot numbers, weights, and labels on all inbound material

Perform standardized quality samplings and audits during production; organize collected data into electronic logbooks, databases, and report variances and non-conformities to plant management

Review and improve an environmental monitoring program and ensure continuous compliance

Follow all required work instructions, work aids and documents as they pertain to Quality, Environment, Safety, and Food Safety

Understand, monitor and act accordingly to support SQF-GFSI compliance, FDA-FSMA regulatory requirements, Food Safety & Quality programs as implemented by Riega Foods,LLC. This individual has the authority and responsibility to stop production should the product be out of specification and/or observed food safety or compliance breach

Perform pre-operational checks on food processing equipment prior to production

Monitor compliance of the food safety system by collecting samples of incoming raw materials and finished goods and performing required in-house testing (visual, bulk density, particle size, allergens, and moisture)

Conduct package quality inspection and quality audits and isolate product that does not meet standards

Assist in preparing and shipping samples for sales and quality departments

Assist in maintenance of QA documentation and operations procedures

Monitor of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), food safety, food quality and production parameters on a routine basis

Attend training to remain current on industry trends and food safety topics

Works closely with other key users in appropriate departments to ensure consistency

Assist the Quality Assurance management team with any projects as designated


Qualified Candidates must


High School Diploma or GED preferred. Some college a plus

Minimum of one year of work experience required

Prior experience in production and/or manufacturing or as a lab technician preferred

Demonstrated ability to participate in a positive and engaged team atmosphere

Strong analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy

Be excited to work in a fast-growing company with room for development

Familiarity with HACCP principles and food safety

Must be able to read, write, and speak English to properly understand and relay important safety and quality information

Capable of working well with others and maintaining excellent interdepartmental relationships

Readily accepts instruction from management and supervisors and executes effectively

Must be able to take initiative and work independently at times

Needs to be reliable and open to a flexible schedule

Strong computer comprehension capabilities, including Word, Excel, and various quality system applications


Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K Match, Paid Holiday

Work hours

This is a full-time, hourly, and non-exempt position with hours Monday through Friday between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm. Overtime does occur during times of heavy volumes at 1.5x pay.

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