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At Michael Foods, we are a leader in the food industry because we introduce innovative, value-added food products and customer solutions. Our success starts from the inside out — empowering employees to play a vital role in our company. They have the chance to make their own impact, expanding on our already rich history. That’s how plenty of our people have already transformed their careers. And you could be next.

Food Safety Technician

Operations Production


Job Details


The QA technician is responsible for a variety of duties including but not limited to inspecting, verifying and documenting food product and packaging quality according to company policy and procedure. Gathering of product, lab and other samples needed to ensure product safety and quality. Quality functions may include weights, conducting temperature checks, and monitoring the production process adhering to USDA, GMP, and sanitation guidelines.

This position has the responsibility to comply with safety work rules at all times as well as an obligation to reinforce safety as a core value. Ensures that all policies, procedures, and activities, related to food safety & quality, are followed and complied with uniformly, in an effort to reduce product and process variability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs activities related to reviewing, monitoring and assessing quality standards
  • Gather product samples and verify items are in compliance within specification
  • Perform swabbing and utilize best practices when gathering samples for the micro laboratory
  • Obtain samples of product components from production lines to identify defective and non-conforming product and take appropriate corrective action if necessary
  • Continually check and record product temperatures, weights, component weights, product quality, viscosity, and product codes
  • Ensure GMPs are being followed and monitor food safety protocols
  • Enter testing results and analysis data in to company Quality Assurance database
  • Monitor production process ensuring adherence to GMP, FDA, and sanitation guidelines; taking corrective action as necessary if standards are not being met
  • Monitor and verify packaging ensuring Company standards are met (e.g., Checking bags/cases, seals, verify labels, codes, etc.)
  • Accept, reject or place non-conforming items on hold when necessary
  • Complete all daily documentation and reports in a timely manner
  • Ability to work the scheduled/assigned times and required overtime for position
  • Must be well organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work individually as well as with others as a team at all levels
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time out on the production floor
  • May be assigned projects and other tasks/duties when appropriate
  • Hours:

    Second shift hours (may vary)




    Detail Oriented:Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

    Team Player:Works well as a member of a group



    Self-Starter:Inspired to perform without outside help



    High School or better.



    Minimum 6 months previous quality experience in a manufacturing environment preferred; similar experience may be substituted.

    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)

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