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QA Projects Tech II; 1st Shift in Manawa, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time

Location:

WI Manawa

Job Type:

Quality Assurance

Job Posting Title:

QA Projects Tech II; 1st Shift

Job Description:

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Position Role
Job Title: Quality Assurance Technician Level 2
Department: Quality Assurance
Reports To: Quality Assurance Supervisor
FLSA Status: Hourly-Nonexempt
Prepared By: mab
Prepared Date: 8/2006
Review Date: 3/27/14
Definition: A Level 2 Technician will be one of two possible positions. The position will be either a Level 2 QA Project Technician or a QA Floater. Both of these roles must be proficient in one or more areas of Level 1 Technician which includes Sensory Lab, 30 Lab, and Blending Lab Bench Top. This individual must be able to work with departments outside of QA and production which may include outside customers and vendors as well as corporate employees. They also must be able to attend meetings as needed.
The following essential duties are indicative of both positions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
 Test and qualify ingredients, premixes, blends and finished products such as:
o testing samples, familiarize self with taste/color, use salt meter for salt analysis, test for pH, viscosity, density, moisture, absorption, fruit count, peroxidase, cloudiness, penetration, granulation, leakage, dissolvability, Bostwick, enrichment, perform HACCP tests, perform metal detector, magnet, screen and overs checks, check graphics, labels, cartons, cases, UPC matches again production sheet, check seals, correct drop weights, check codes for proper characters, check codes against production sheet , check for scorched particles , perform scale weigh check, equipment calibrations and drop tests. Perform Chemical storage audits, and file COA
 Perform microbiological testing and interpretation
 Update and Document results
 Use and be familiar with weight charts, QA record sheets, product specification, coding manuals, audit sheets, SSOP and wash reports, pre-operation check off log, packaging material usage, HACCP, glass audits and recycle procedure
 Inspect bay and area washes and release for use
o Follow through on wash inspections to include organic and allergen
o Perform product change over checks
 Maintain retention samples for future reference when needed
o Collect proper amount of customer samples (may vary per customer) and ensure samples are correct or perfect. Record samples per customer guidelines and ship as necessary.
 Maintain or resolve temperature and humidity controls/issues
 Maintain controls
 Work with holds
o Route holds, disposition holds, tag pallets accordingly, close holds, file paperwork, coordinate weekly hold meetings and reports
o Work with Pest control of incoming loads, complete appropriate paperwork, schedule
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building fog, work with disposition of loads, reject or fumigate. Also deal with purchase requisitions and invoices. Coordinate animal feed program, work with retention pallets, and trash procedures. Coordinate mock recalls and work with the Manhattan and AS400 systems.
Additional essential duties of a Level 2 Project Tech
 Work with different Projects
o Quality audits to maintain BRC certification
o Investigate customer complaints
o Support new product start ups
o Coordinate HACCP certification programs
o Work with documentation control requirements for all customers
o Assist in traceability exercises
o Document control coordination
 Filing, obsolete documents, document number, updating QA manuals
 Writing/updating SOP’s, standard work, tracking spreadsheet updating
Additional essential duties of a Level 2 Floater
 Floater:
o Perform QA Technician Level 1 responsibilities for each lab as needed
o Monitor new product start ups
o Conduct air burst, Mullens, and Weld strength coffee lab tests
o Perform lab equipment calibration and function verification
o Collect environmental samples
o Perform data analysis audits
o Pull hold and retention samples for hold testing
o Test coffee holds as needed
o Perform water activity checks
o Cover shifts for PTO/Call-In coverage
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be proficient in Microsoft office programs. Pass sensory test with a B or above.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Two year Associate’s Degree in Laboratory Science or associated program and/or equal experience of at least 12 months of qualifying experience as a Level 1 Technician.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate with employees.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers, including decimals and fractions. Simple use of formulas, charts, tables, drawings, specifications, schedules, wiring diagrams, computer scanning devices, adjustable measuring instruments. Check reports, forms, records
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and comparable data, where interpretation requires basic skills knowledge.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: GMP and safety certification, and HACCP Certification, Valid Driver’s License
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Amount of Time
None
Up to 
 to 
 and more
Stand
x
Walk
x
Sit
x
Talk or hear
x
Use hands to finger, handle or touch
x
Use foot/feet to operating machine
x
Climb or balance
x
Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
x
Reach above shoulders
x
Taste or smell
x
Amount of Time
Up to 15%
Over 15% and up to 40%
Over 40% and up to 70%
Over 70%
Up to 1 pound
x
Over 1 pound up to 5 pounds
x
Over 5 pounds up to 25 pounds
x
Over 25 pounds up to 60 pounds
x
More than 60 pounds
x
VISION REQUIREMENTS:
x Close Vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
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x Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
x Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
x Peripheral Vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
x Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial
relationships)
x Ability to Adjust Focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)
TOOLS/EQUIPMENT/ USED:
Amount of Time
Up to 
 to 
2/3 or more
Putty knife
x
Scissors
x
Scales
x
Autoclaves
x
Centrifuges
x
Incubators
x
Ladders
x
Stairs
Broom/dust pan
x
Hand Tools
x
Microscope
X
Measuring Equipment
x
Blenders
x
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WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Amount of Time
None
Up to 
 to 
 and more
Wet, humid conditions (non-weather)
x
Work near moving mechanical parts
x
Work in high, precarious places
x
Fumes or airborne particles
x
Toxic or caustic chemicals
x
Outdoor weather conditions
x
Extreme cold (non-weather)
x
Extreme heat (non-weather)
x
Risk of electrical shock
x
Work with explosives
x
Risk of radiation
x
Travel on company business
x
Noise typical for the work environment of this job
x Loud Noise (Examples: normal shop conditions)
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING/EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:
Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection when running equipment in certain required areas, Gloves & Boots in certain areas CIP (Clean in place), orange vest in certain required areas, closed toed shoes

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to disability-accommodations@treehousefoods.com. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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