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Lab/QA 1 - 3rd Shift

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POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for ensuring that the product produced meets the requirements for Food Safety and Quality. This is achieved through the implementation and monitoring of the Quality Systems programs and the mentoring of these programs to all departments in the facility. Hours are 10pm- 6:30am.

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the Food Safety and Food Quality of MFI products.
  • Ability to adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
  • Follow USDA, FSIS, FDA, Customer and MFI guidelines.
  • Collect in-process and finished product samples from filling lines or from a tanker and be able to perform tests to check for compliance to established MFI and customer specification (salt and solids, pH, temperature, package integrity, moisture, weight, sensory, etc).
  • Use SAP to access and print product specifications, formulas, and mixing instructions.
  • Assist in training production employees on food safety & quality requirements to ensure MFI standards are being met. Foster open communication and a good attitude towards work and fellow employees
  • Perform pre-operational and operational inspections of the production areas, reporting any deficiencies noted to the Lead or Supervisor in charge.
  • Check containers for proper coding and labeling to meet USDA and MFI standards. Monitor label declared weights on all products produced.
  • Inspect incoming ingredients.
  • Calibrate pH meter, thermometers, and scales to ensure equipment is accurate. Follow-up on any defective equipment.
  • Report any detected abnormalities to the Production Employees, FSQ Supervisor or Manager, and Production Lead, Supervisor or Manager.
  • Perform a recheck of any out of spec product produced and initiate any necessary hold of product.
  • Perform FSQ program requirements such as environmental swabbing, water testing and air plate testing.
  • Provide COAs to all customers requesting finished product test results and notify drivers of release of product (SSL Tankers only).
  • Keep accurate and complete documentation of work performed and results of any testing done.
  • Ability to maintain regular and consistent attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • In absence, job duties and responsibilities will be covered by another qualified FSQ Technician or the FSQ Supervisor.
  • EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

    EDUCATION:

    High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent.

    High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    EXPERIENCE:

    1-3 months of related experience

    LANGUAGE SKILLS:

    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos in English. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations in English.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

    REASONING ABILITY:

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

    LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:

    N/A

    OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to display basic cooking skills;
  • organoleptic skills;
  • Be self-motivated
  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    COGNITIVE DEMANDS:

    Note: In terms of a workday, “Occasionally” equals 1% to 33%; “Frequently” 34% to 66%; “Continuously” 67% to 100%.

    Employee’s job requires

    Not at all

    Occasionally

    Frequently

    Continuously

    Comments

    Problem Solving

    X

    Making Decisions - task oriented

    X

    Making Decisions - strategic

    X

    Provide work direction to others

    X

    Supervising (direct reports)

    X

    Interpreting Data

    X

    Organizing

    X

    X

    Planning

    x

    Communication (written or verbal)

    X

    Other:

    Other:

    Other:

    Other:

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Employee’s job requires

    Not at all

    Occasionally

    Frequently

    Continuously

    Comments

    Indoor

    X

    Outdoor

    X

    High Temperatures

    X

    Cold Temperatures

    X

    Loud Noises

    X

    Fumes

    X

    Chemicals

    Exposure to VDT screen

    X

    Dust

    X

    Other:

    Other:

    EQUIPMENT USE AND FREQUENCY:

    Employee’s job requires

    Not at all

    Occasionally

    Frequently

    Continuously

    Comments

    Forklift

    X

    Pallet Jack

    X

    Trash Compactor

    X

    Other:

    Other:

    Other:

    Other:

    Other:

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: see-attached Physical Job Description

    Qualifications

    Experience


    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.

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