E.A. Sween/Deli Express Quality Assistant in Annandale, Minnesota

Description SUMMARY: The Quality Assistant is responsible for implementing quality functions such as portion control, net weight control and MAP control during the production process to ensure adherence to product recipes. The Quality Assistant will monitor employee adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in the production rooms. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES: *Execute assigned food safety, quality and continuous improvement activities to support the SQF Code as updated, regulatory requirements and customer requirements. *Responsible for food safety and quality during production. *Participate in process improvement Kaizen or similar events. *Follows all company policies and standard work procedures. *Assist in preparing the production line for shift start-up including bringing materials and equipment (scales, O2/CO2 analyzer, thermometers, tubs, trays, utensil, etc.) to the line. *Follow all GMPs and is responsible for monitoring GMP practices in the production rooms. *Monitors line and equipment cleanliness prior to start of day and after each break notifying the Line Controller or Production Lead of any issues. *Conducts portion control, net weight, MAP, temperature, scale accuracy at the line according to standard work. All checks will be done timely according to standard work. Report problems to the Line controller, or Production Lead and QC. Severity of the issue may warrant contacting the production and quality supervisors. *Ensures line sanitizer dip stations have been filled prior to shift start up, and changed at break or more often as needed to ensure proper PPM strength. *Monitor reprocessing/rework processes for adherence to standard work procedures. *Assist other Quality Assistants as needed. *Communicate with the QC throughout the day for any changes or issues that may arise. *Completes all personal safety and food safety/GMP related training. *Works safely and wears appropriate attire for QC position and PPE. SPECIFIC EXPECTATIONS: *95% of work day is spent on the RTE floor. *Zero Safety Incidences of Team members *Overtime as required. EQUIPMENT/MACHINERY USED: *Trays, tubs, small utensils *Weight Scale *Mocon Gas Analyzer *iPad *Slicing Equipment *Digital Thermometer *Miscellaneous small utensils QUALIFICATIONS: *Must have high school diploma or equivalent *Must be able to communicate orally and in writing using in English *Previous Quality Control experience in a food manufacturing environment is preferred. *This position will be using compliance software on an iPad. *Basic math skills required and ability to learn basic SPC skills required. *Basic computer skills Microsoft Word and Excel desired. *Ability to analyze problems and find solutions. *Must be able to work independently, complete work in a timely manner. *Must be able to maintain an organized work area. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: *Must be able to work in cool conditions (35 to 45 degrees) *Must be able to be on feet majority of the day *Must be able to bend, turn, push, pull *Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. *Must be able to reach over head *Must be available to work a flexible schedule to include occasional weekends (Saturdays) Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c)