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Quality Assurance Intern in Brantford at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 1/7/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


ON Brantford

Job Type:


Job Posting Title:

Quality Assurance Intern

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct verifications of food safety and regulatory compliance programs to ensure Quality Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in all departments are being followed.
  • Food Safety Plan: process preventive controls, receiving/storage preventative controls, allergens, sanitation, warehouse, calibration of equipment thermometer, scales, etc.
  • Quality Standards: net weight control, recipe control, non-conforming products/material control, identification/ traceability, finished product evaluations including organoleptic attributes of the product, etc.
  • Perform analytical, microbiological and sensory testing and analysis of in-process and finished product samples according to approved standard operating procedures. Record and evaluate test data and notify the Quality Supervisor of any deviations from the product specifications.
  • Conduct root cause analysis and determine the necessary corrective action.
  • Perform all in-house test procedures, cleaning, routine maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of lab test equipment.
  • Collects environmental, sanitation effectiveness, and allergen swabs; including sample collection, documentation and packaging for laboratory analysis.
  • Evaluates the Environmental Monitoring Program and Sanitation Effectiveness Program results,
  • Responsible for formulating the action plan, documenting preventative/corrective actions and the effectiveness of the different tasks executed.
  • Plans with the sanitation supervisor weekly tasks and resources for routine and gluten free cleaning (coordinating cleaning equipment and swabbing).
  • Provides support to Sanitation.
  •  Anticipate and recognize problems related to cleaning and sanitation, communicate and participate in their elimination.
  • Communicates pre-operational inspection findings and identifies the preventative/corrective actions.
  • Calculates chemical concentrations- and verifies the accurate preparation of chemical solutions/cleaning agents.
  • Verifies the SSOPs and communicates any upgrades or modifications needed.
  • Participates in CI Team (Continuous Improvement) by coordinating and leading quality improvement projects.
  • Assist in the investigation of customer complaints, quality incidents and deviations to standard.
  • Perform administrative duties such as maintain records, forms and logs including computer databases, and performing regular inventory checks and providing the Quality supervisor with a list of required supplies.  
  • Performs GMP and Internal Inspections of the facility, communicates results and follows-up completion of corrective actions.


  • Currently enrolled in a degree or diploma program in a similar field with a co-op placement opportunity
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques, chemistry, microbiology, math and basic computer skills.
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, HACCP, WHMIS, sanitation principles and safe handling of chemicals.
  • Must be able to multi task and work well under stressful situations.
  • Possess strong analytical, organizational and judgement skills.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work well as part of a team.

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 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.