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Quality Assurance Associate

Lynn, MA 01901

Posted: 04/11/2023 Employment Type: Full Time Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 18310 Pay Rate: 17.50

Job Description

Quality Assurance Associate

Lynn, MA

$17.50 per year

Responsibilities and Requirements of the QA/QC Associate
  • Must assure Right First Time delivery of raw materials
  • Receive, document and analyze incoming materials, using all available resources and capabilities to ensure appropriate and documented controls are employed
  • Must assist business with SQF Level III quality standards, working with the Regulatory and Quality team with the development of policies, protocols and procedures
  • Must adhere to safe working practices at all times
  • Must perform daily checks of area for non-compliance and report them
  • Must provide guidance to the team regarding use and risks for each raw material (storage requirement, lot tracking, shelf life, rotation, short code)
  • Report on any short code issues
  • Must promptly handle incoming ingredient issues and follows through on the process to ensure proper resolution by maintaining a foreign material & out of specification log
  • Liaise with purchasing department for deliveries and issues
  • Supplier assurance: ensure controls are clear on agreed specifications, supplier confirmation of quality standards and incoming inspection procedures
  • Packaging: establish clear specifications with in-process and finished product packing materials
  • Documents systems to ensure that quality standards are being met
  • Work with QA and Regulatory team regarding raw material specifications, assisting with raw material specification documentation and protocols
  • Develop specifications at the door to assure right first time delivery with KPI rating of Supplier Performance assuring Safe Food at all time
  • Manage an effective audit system that will monitor and challenge the quality systems
  • When requested, provide ad hoc QA support to the business
  • Follow the company GMP s
  • Show a positive attitude and a leadership mentality for all employees
  • Ensure clean and tidy production area at all times
  • Communicate and update all relevant parties of any issues or changes
  • Ensure ERP protocols are followed
  • Any other tasks deemed reasonable and reasonably requested by management

Qualifications and Experience of the QA/QC Associate
  • Must have 2 years + experience preferably in the food industry
  • Must have a Degree or equivalent in Quality Assurance, Sustainability and Food
  • Excellent interpersonal skills needed for working in a team environment
  • Must have a proven track record in safe working practices
  • Must have experience working in temperature controlled settings
  • Must have experience with perishable items

Required Attributes of the QA/QC Associate
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Time management
  • Leadership coaching and developing
  • Problem solving
  • Able to interact and communicate with team members
  • Goal oriented & well organized
  • Must have a passion for food and high quality
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Numeracy skills
  • Bilingual Spanish
  • Able to read and write English
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