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Quality Assurance Specialist (2nd Shift) (Foods)

Company: Georgia Nut Company
Location: Chicago
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

COMPANY OVERVIEWGeorgia Nut Company (GNC) is a food manufacturing company that combines classic recipes with state-of-the-art equipment and technology to provide consumers with both everyday confections they love and innovative snacks that continue to drive our industry. Founded in 1945, GNC has been a family owned business for over four generations, bringing forth new ideas and driving the entrepreneurial spirit of the company into the future. Our mission is to create a pleasurable eating experience for our customers by delivering these high quality products while maintaining an unrelenting commitment to excellence.
ROLE SUMMARYThe QA Specialist is responsible for monitoring products and employee practices on the manufacturing floor to ensure the safety and quality of products manufactured by Georgia Nut Company. This role will report to the QA Supervisor and will help in receiving raw materials and analytical testing in labs.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for reporting any food safety and quality issues to personnel with authority to initiate action.
  • Perform QA in-process inspections for each department/line once per shift by checking the following: production paperwork, retain sample, code date/lot number/best by date, weight check documentation, metal detection documentation, label, color code, department cleanliness employee GMP practice and checking for any potential allergen cross-contamination
  • Perform scale checks once per day
  • Execute holds based on the following:
  • Place on hold materials due to quality, food safety per Hold Policy
  • Send out electronic hold reports to through SharePoint and transfer PQ product to 100#
  • Release products which are on hold when approval is received
  • Generate disposal reports for materials on hold to be disposed
  • Perform verifications and logs on Direct Verifiable User (DVU) and alarm checks for roasters
  • Perform changeover validation on production lines and perform clean equipment/ATP swabbing on equipment after sanitation policy 6615
  • Perform environmental swabbing during manufacturing and yearly allergen validation
  • Maintain inventory of QA supplies and file QA documents
  • Make retain samples for Production
  • Conduct internal plant audits and audit of glass and brittle plastic
  • Perform magnet pull test annually and metal detection tests on metal detectable ear plugs and Band-Aids twice a year
  • Monitor GMP on the floor and send out daily report of issues noted
  • Train new QA Techs and QA Specialists
  • Generate maintenance work requests
  • Shut down lines/department when a serious food safety issue is noticed
  • Conduct any other functions as required by the QA department
  • Check oil FFA and water chlorine
    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
    • College degree in foods, biology, chemistry, etc. highly preferred
    • Experience in the foods/manufacturing industry preferred
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Attention to detail and strong mathematical skills
    • Good communication skills (written and oral)

Keywords: Georgia Nut Company, Chicago , Quality Assurance Specialist (2nd Shift) (Foods), Other , Chicago, Illinois

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