JD Sweid Foods (2013) Ltd. QA Technician Full Time in Waterloo, ON

JD Sweid Foods (2013) Ltd.

Branch Waterloo ON CA

QA Technician
Waterloo, ON

Bachelor degree or Diploma in Food Science or equivalent food manufacturing experience. Founded in 1917, JD SWEID FOODS is one of Canada’s largest poultry and…

Founded in 1917, JD SWEID FOODS is one of Canada’s largest poultry and red meat processing companies and is a national supplier of further processed poultry and beef products for the retail and food service markets. With approximately 550 employees at operations in Langley BC and Waterloo ON we are working to provide world class customers with high quality products. We are currently recruiting at our Waterloo facility for: QA Technologist.

Reporting to the QA Manager, the Quality Assurance Technologist is responsible for evaluating and assessing that HACCP and Quality Assurance Programs are properly maintained in compliance with regulatory guidelines though auditing/inspection, product quality control, microbiological sampling/analysis, data entry and reporting findings and data collected to verify compliance or to identify a need for corrective action. In addition the Quality Assurance Technologist will provide support to Operations with the objective of meeting food safety requirements efficiently. The Quality Assurance Technologist will be responsible for following established food safety and quality procedures. Provisions will be made to cover the absence of an associate in this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The following list of duties and responsibilities of the Quality Assurance Technologist (Full Time) is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job described. Rather they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.

  • Perform pre-operational inspection on operating equipment when required before handing off for start-up
  • Perform all line checks to ensure compliance with product specifications
  • Monitor all line settings and document in accordance with process control requirements.
  • Adhere to food safety and HACCP Principles.
  • Audit, assess and report compliance level for documented process control standards such as breading pickup, fry line checks, packaging inspection, cook-off evaluation and others.
  • Perform critical control point checks, pre shipment reviews, allergen checks on process as outlined in the HACCP requirements and other QA duties defined within the Quality Assurance Plan
  • Trouble shoot processing lines and provide solutions to operations that target manufacturing and food safety requirements
  • Evaluate held product, suggest disposition and inform appropriate Quality Assurance personnel as required
  • Inspect raw material products and report any deficiencies and off-spec product to Quality Assurance Manager
  • Other duties as required by the Prerequisite Programs and directed by the Quality Assurance Manager.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor degree or Diploma in Food Science or equivalent food manufacturing experience
  • Understanding of Operations, HACCP, and Quality Assurance Systems
  • Ability to work in team settings or independently
  • Be flexible with working hours
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good communication skills and able to work well in a team environment
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Excel

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Must be able to work in wet and cold environment
  • Will be required to work early mornings and late night shifts.

JD. Sweid Foods is committed to fair and equitable recruiting practices. Accommodations are available for persons with disabilities during all stages of the employment process.

Applications will be accepted by e-mail. Although we appreciate the interest expressed by all applicants, only those being considered will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Waterloo, ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-01
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