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Home Market Foods Quality Assurance Technologist in Norwood, Massachusetts

Due to our rapid growth, our success is directly dependent on attracting and retaining the best possible talent across our teams. To this end, we are posting for a strong Quality Assurance Technologist. This role will be based in our Norwood, MA manufacturing facility. The Quality Assurance Technologist monitors processes on their respective shift to ensure food safety and product quality standards are being met and take necessary corrective actions when they are not. We are hiring for two separate shifts: 2nd shift - 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 3rd shift - 9 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Monitor all HACCP requirements and regulations. Monitor quality control of products and processing lines Monitor plant conditions and employee practices. Participate in training employees in GMPs, and SQF principles Participate in Food Safety systems, Pre-requisite Programs and SSOPs assessments and re-assessments Perform pre-operational and operational inspections of the facility. Work with USDA and FDA regulators on a daily basis Participate in training employees in accordance with our training program on GMPs, HACCP and SQF Participate in performance of daily product cuttings. Communicate with the Production and Maintenance staff during operation on a regular basis to ensure product quality and safety. Work on cross-functional projects related to quality and compliance of new and existing products - with R&D, marketing, sales, maintenance, and Operations as needed. Other duties and special projects as assigned. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelors Degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry or related field, or at least 7 years' experience in the quality assurance field Some food industry knowledge; meat industry preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required Must be Proficient in software programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel Strong organizational skills required PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The below physical demands are representative of those that must be met by the team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time; must have good vision. Must be comfortable walking for extended periods of time and climbing stairs. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Weekends and off-hours to support the department and the company at large may be required. The noise level in the office environment is typically moderate. Company provided Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) must be worn while on the production floor