Quality Assurance Line Inspector
This is an exciting time to join Rosina Foods! We have broken ground on a new, 105,000 square foot, $58 million production facility that will open in early 2021. Rosina continues to grow!
The Quality Assurance Line Inspector will be responsible to conduct a variety of daily quality control and quality assurance activities in Rosina Food's manufacturing facilities. These audits will include continuous inspection of materials, processes, products, personnel, documentation, finished products and the manufacturing environment to ensure all quality, safety and record keeping standards are continuously achieved in accordance with the guidelines set forth by Quality Assurance Management. Works with all departments, to ensure policies and procedures are being followed to ensure safe quality food.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for judging the quality of the materials used in the manufacture of product and to ensure that substandard product is retained until corrected, released or rejected.
- Responsible for ensuring sanitation standards are upheld throughout all areas of the facility according to Rosina corporate standards and policies.
- Ensures compliance with all food safety, quality policies and procedures while documenting findings of any issues with great detail and accuracy.
- Works pro-actively with all departments to encourage compliance with all Quality Assurance policy & procedures and is able to educate them when necessary to improve product quality or safety. Is capable of identifying situations where Associates are not following procedures. Will bring these situations to the attention of appropriate supervision.
- Will immediately report situations/conditions to Quality Assurance Department supervision/management when quality protocols have not been followed or may be compromised.
- Works with Supervisors and Managers to ensure the entire facility is maintained in accordance with Rosina’s specifications as well as compliance with all applicable government agencies to include but not limited to the USDA, FDA, NYS Ag & Markets and BRC.
- Responsible for receiving raw materials into the Rosina MMS system, along with review of any Certificates of Analysis (COA), ensuring all lot numbers associated are covered.
- Responsible for performing facility audits as described in the QA task list or audits assigned by the Food Safety Team.
- Works with QA Management during outside facility inspections, as they may be called upon to answer questions, or demonstrate knowledge dealing with Rosina Policies and Procedures.
- May be required to work flexible hours within the assigned shift.
- Required to continually evaluate and assess raw materials and finished product to determine quality. This will involve sensory evaluations involving visual, taste and olfactory assessments.
- Must be knowledgeable of and perform all duties in compliance with existing USDA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), State, Federal, company regulations, Internal policies and procedures including, BRC, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and safety regulations, including using all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Responsible for all aspects of food safety and quality for raw materials and finished products.
- Works in a collaborative manner , to ensure departmental goals, company goals, and objectives are achieved.
- Perform other related duties and assignments as required such as: Company and departmental training, QA policy and work instructions, thermometer calibrations, pest control checks, glass and brittle plastic compliance, product retention samples, production equipment evaluations, metal detection compliance, weight and scale knowledge, compliance and calibrations, USDA Holds and sampling process, material and product hold release processes, pre-operational sanitation inspections, conduct food safety and quality rounds according to Rosina policy, responsible for ensuring temporary repair procedures are followed, work with computers for food safety and quality evaluations and logging, species and allergen reviews necessary to eliminate any possible product contamination issue, calculate product divert issues for HACCP CCP non conformity, ability to use a two way radio to communicate, conduct organoleptic reviews of finished product daily.
- Works as a team player while communicating with all departments, with a positive attitude and professional manner and with associates at all levels of the organization. May be asked to communicate with management during off hours.
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and six months related experience and/or training. HACCP or other related certifications and knowledge are a plus.
- Capable of comprehension and interpretation of documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Must be able to complete routine reports and correspondence accurately and in a timely manner. Must possess good interpersonal skills, including being able to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form to other departments.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
- Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the English language. Must possess average computer skills with a general working knowledge of email, word processing, and spreadsheets.
- The Associate will be required to use taste, smell and visual skills to assess quality of raw material and finished products. This is a requirement that will involve tasting all products but not limited to pork, and other proteins, products containing alcohol, & allergenic material.
- While performing the duties of this job, the Associate is regularly required to stand. The Associate is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The Associate must regularly lift and /or move up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision.
The Quality Assurance Line Inspector is a full-time position, providing:
- Competitive hourly rate with shift differential, potential for overtime and annual review
- Paid time off
- Comprehensive health benefits plan
- Bonus plans
- 401(k) retirement plan with Company contribution