Quality Assurance Lab Technician

Reports To: Quality Supervisor

Back-up Position: Quality Supervisor

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follows all safety requirements, policies and reports any unsafe conditions to Supervisor/Management

  • Inspects and tests in-process and finished product to ensure they meet product specifications and customer requirements

  • Gathers and inputs quality test data in the system

  • Perform additional quality testing for COA for specified customers.

  • Uses basic knowledge of printing, laminating, slitting, and pouch making of flexible packaging films when inspecting for defects.

  • Has knowledge of quality test methods when inspecting production samples

  • Advises production personnel of quality problems.

  • Put on Hold non-conforming material, document the material hold, and ensure material is placed in the QA Hold Area

  • Communicates effectively with operators, leads, supervisors, and management regarding non-conforming material.

  • Work with cross-functional teams

  • Review press records and ensure proper documentation was provided

  • Ability to train other employees on quality assurance procedures and standards.

  • Follows and participates in plant-safe housekeeping guidelines to ensure a safe work environment

  • Follows Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

  • Follows and participates in the SQF and HACCP programs.

  • Assists other QA Techs as required to assure customer requirements are met

  • Back up to the Quality Assurance Supervisor

  • Be available to cover absences or work overtime within the department as requested by management.

  • Perform additional duties/tasks as assigned
     

SQF / Food Safety Responsibilities

  • Assure compliance with all SQF Procedure requirements

  • Assure compliance with all GMP requirements

  • Assure all products are manufactured in a safe, quality manner

  • Assure compliance with all customer specifications

  • Promote and enforce compliance with all employees