Loblaw Summer Student, Quality Assurance Temporary in Cambridge, ON


Branch Cambridge ON CA

Summer Student, Quality Assurance
Cambridge, ON

The Quality Assurance Specialist is accountable for ensuring that all inbound and outbound produce, meat & seafood meets LCL quality standards at the…

The Quality Assurance Specialist is accountable for ensuring that all inbound and outbound produce, meat & seafood meets LCL quality standards at the Distribution level. The Quality Specialist works with various areas (Produce Business Unit, Supply Chain, Distribution and Operations) to aid in the integration and adherence of policies and processes with respect to Quality thereby ensuring compliance to all statutory and company requirements.

• Verify that all inbound product consistently meets our specifications for quality (size, weight, brix, colour etc) by measurement of key metrics and adherence to sampling and testing programs
• Ensure adherence and compliance with established Quality Assurance programs and policies thereby ensuring that all product meets the highest standards of quality and food safety
• Complete daily/ongoing QA auditing of product ( slot checks, inter branch and distribution checks)
• Investigate and document all quality inspection findings with appropriate forms and systems (rejection reports, slot check, QA reports etc) on a daily/ongoing basis
• Data entry and compilation of required metric reporting
• Equipment calibration and returns
• Continuous communication with QA Manager /Quality Assurance Team/Category Management Team/Supply Chain
• Conduct store quality audits (verify level of quality at store level and at warehouse)
• Interact with CFIA with respect to inspections/detentions and recovery programs
• Contribute as a key member of the Quality team to strategic decisions and continuous improvement initiatives
• Conduct any general duties, specific projects and responsibilities as assigned or required in a timely and professional manner

Job Qualifications
• Working towards post secondary education in a related field
• Previous experience in a Quality Assurance/Operations function preferably within the produce or meat industry (Procurement, Retail, or Distribution) an asset
• Ability to communicate (verbally and written) effectively inter-departmentally and at various levels throughout the organization
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast paced, 24/7 refrigerated warehouse environment
• Self motivated, detail oriented, analytical and organized
• Computer experience in a Windows environment
• Raise the bar regarding company QA standards and exceptions and embrace a continuous improvement philosophy
• Requires ability to stand for long periods of time and lift 50 lbs on a repetitive basis
• This is a 24/7 warehouse facility. Must be able to work all shifts, weekends holidays etc. Shift is subject to change depending on business requirements.

Our Commitment
Accommodation is available upon request for applicants and colleagues with disabilities.

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Cambridge, ON, CA
Posted on: 2016-03-29
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