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Blount Fine Foods Food Safety Quality Tech- 1st shift (in the lab) in Fall River, Massachusetts

Description

Bringing our love of food to families for five generations! Blount Fine Foods is a family-owned and operated manufacturer, marketer, and developer of premium fresh prepared foods. We are an engaging team, bringing restaurant-quality products to America including single-serve grab-n-go fresh soups, mac & cheese, and entrées in grocery stores across the country, as well as for hot bars and restaurants. Help us create the finest food experiences including those with specialty certifications that include organic, gluten-free, and low sodium, among others. Join a proven team for growth, success, and a satisfying career!

Summary: Assists FSQ Management in the maintenance of overall product quality and safety. Assures the effective completion and documentation of Quality Assurance responsibilities. In event of absence position will be filled by the Sr. FSQ Technician.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receives daily direction from FSQ Sr. Tech and Management.

  • May perform daily activities related to HACCP, SSOP and other QA related records to assure conformance to requirements.

  • Audits HACCP documentation to ensure all records are accurate, complete and filed

  • Routinely observes production activities to assure consistency and conformance to standards, as well as providing improvement suggestions.

  • Takes action when non-conformances are noted, including placing products on hold and initiating root cause investigations and completing food safety incident/deviation reports

  • Assists Quality Management with collecting and inputting data and assisting with the generation of reports.

  • Must be able to interpret testing data related to production specification and make decisions

  • Assists Quality Management with incident investigations by collecting and reviewing information and generation of reports.

  • Maintain finished product ON HOLD database.

  • Assist with compliance to GFSI standards by completion of internal audits weekly.

  • Complete daily GMP audits of production activities to assure conformance to programs.

  • 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.

  • Conducting Daily, Weekly and Monthly tasks

  • Execute visual, microbiology and chemistry tests on raw materials, water sources, in-process samples, environmental samples, and finished products

  • Execute visual chemistry tests on raw materials, water sources, in-process samples, environmental samples and finished products

  • May be responsible for performing QPE and Packout auditing for batch adherence and label and code quality.

  • Generates formal complaints for the raw material suppliers.

  • Maintaining laboratory records, MSDS, GLPs, and inventory of laboratory supplies

  • Other duties with similar skills, work conditions, and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and/or Experience

  • Associate's degree (A. A.) in a related field or equivalent from two-year College or technical school preferred; or 1 + years related quality assurance experience.

  • Food handling experience

  • Manufacturing experience preferred

  • Customer service experience welcomed

Our Total Compensation Package Includes:

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k with Company match and Profit-Sharing Plan

  • Paid time off including vacation, sick time and holidays

  • Education Assistance Program

  • Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability

  • Discounts on Blount products at Company retail locations

  • Competitive Annual Bonus Program

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