Quality Assurance Associate

Dec 30 2021
Sun Noodle |Honolulu|Full Time, $40,000 - $50,000 / year
Job Description

The Quality Assurance Associate is a member of the Quality Assurance team. Under the direct supervision of the VP of Quality & Innovation, the Quality Assurance Associate is responsible to provide support to the QA staff members and overall daily operations of the QA department at the assigned location in conjunction with the corporate facility. This position helps ensure that all duties within the QA department are accomplished and supports the corporate Quality and Food Safety initiatives through execution of food safety and quality plans, and auditing of facilities and employee practices to ensure compliance to regulatory and company standards. This position also requires having a solid knowledge and understanding of food safety standards, employee safety standards, sanitary guidelines, and current Good Manufacturing practices, and a good understanding of quality related programs including Food Defense, Food Allergen, and government regulatory programs (e.g. Product Recalls, FSMA, and LACF Regulations).

 

 

JOB DUTIES

 

 

· Assist in updating and maintaining company food safety program to comply with the FDA FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule

· Assist in developing, updating and maintaining all quality related procedures, programs and protocols in harmony with corporate procedures (e.g., pre-requisite programs including cGMP’s, SOP, SSOP, Allergen Control, Food Defense, Pest Control, and operational prerequisite programs)

· Perform in-house inspections for compliance, issues CAR’s and verifies effectiveness of corrective action

· Maintain all documentation in conjunction with the corporate Supplier Verification Program

· Evaluate and verifies COA’s of materials and products, and maintains all associated documentation at the assigned location

· Conduct product shelf-life studies and maintain a product retention program

· Update and maintain all receiving, production and outgoing logs at the assigned location; review all completed logs for completeness and to verify all operational limits, preventative controls, and food safety and quality control points are within limits; keeps accurate and legible records at assigned location

· Conducts annual employee GMP, food safety and quality training programs and maintain all form records at the assigned location

· Assist in investigation and responses to customer complaints. Track’s complaints, collects and analyze data for identification of trends, and writes Corrective Action Reports to document deviations from the existing programs

· Actively participate in weekly QA conference and keep minutes

· Designated as the Back-up PCQI (Preventive Control Qualified Individual)

· Other tasks as assigned

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS

 

 

· Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or equivalent experience

· Interest and willingness to learn about food safety, quality, and regulatory issues

· Experience following and promoting food safety and quality programs

· Ability to be adaptable and flexible

· Self-motivated and able to work independently with instruction

· Detail oriented and possess organizational skills

· Good written and verbal communication skills in English

· Confident and adaptable personality with excellent customer service

· Able to communicate and work with others in team setting

· Basic computer skills, familiar with Microsoft Office products, Adobe, etc.

 

 

Specific Tasks

 

 

· QA Analysis of finished products: water activity, moisture, yeast and mold, TVC

· Daily environmental monitoring of facility (including ATP swabbing, allergen verification, TVC, and certain pathogens)

· Maintaining lab supplies and equipment

· Data entry and filing of daily logs

· Perform daily equipment calibration

· Oversee daily pre and post operation activities at assigned location

· Preparing and sending samples to third party lab as needed

· Maintain inventory management finished product of waste, expired, returns, donations, samples

· Oversee Pest Control Program

· Responsible for all internal label review

· Work with other QA technicians on the floor to verify processes, including the monitoring of temperature during the production process