66-AID065-000 MM 9/12/11 Position Role Job Title: Quality Assurance Technician Level Line 1 Department: Quality Assurance Reports To: Lead for their area FLSA Status: Hourly-nonexempt Prepared By: mab Prepared Date: 8/2006 Review Date: 9/12/2011 Definition: QA production auditors and bench top technicians. Listed below are the QA Technician Level 1 positions: Blending Lab Bench Top Tech. Milk Lab Bench Top Tech. 30 Lab Finished Product Bench Top Tech QA Production Auditor Incoming Bench Top Tech. Sensory Bench Top Tech. SUMMARY: Complete and maintain qualifying tests of ingredients, premixes, blends and finished products to ensure the quality and integrity of Sturm Foods, Inc. products for our customers 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 and 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 , and drop test, • Document results • Identify quality issues and place product on Hold. o Enter into computer o Tag Hold product • Use and be familiar with weight charts, QA record sheets, R&D update sheets, product specifications, audit sheets, SSOP and wash reports, sequencing, and HACCP. • Inspect bay and area washes and release for use o Follow through on wash inspections to include organic and allergen • 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. • May monitor temperature and humidity controls/issues • May maintain controls SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities. 66-AID065-000 MM 9/12/11 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. Basic computer skills. Pass sensory test with approved rating. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or general education degree (GED). Prefer over 3 months and up to and including 12 months of qualifying experience on related work or including lower level jobs within or outside the company LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read in English 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, computer scanning devices, adjustable measuring instruments. Check reports, forms, records 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, allergen certification; Valid Driver's License, may need HACCP certification. 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 66-AID065-000 MM 9/12/11 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) 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 66-AID065-000 MM 9/12/11 Centrifuges x Incubators x Ladders x Stairs Broom/dust pan x Hand Tools x Microscope X Measuring Equipment x Blenders x 66-AID065-000 MM 9/12/11 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
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