Job Title: Quality Assurance – Lead – 2nd Shift

Department: Quality Assurance

Reports To: Quality Assurance Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Hourly

Pay Rate: $14.42/hr to $15.45/hr plus $1.50/hr shift premium

SUMMARY

Primarily work as a QA Technician, monitoring NSP’s Quality Assurance Program, maintaining quality standards, quality integrity, and food safety for NSP. Ensuring that daily production operates within company and customer standards. Capable of making decisions based on standards provided by NSP QA Management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

· First and foremost, the QA Lead is responsible for working as a QA Technician and ensuring that these duties are covered daily.

· Alternate weekend work with the QA Supervisor when applicable or needed. In the absence of the Supervisor, the Lead will be responsible for performing record review, completing foreign material incident reports, SSOP and HACCP deviation reports, etc.

· Assist in training new QA Technicians and developing current QA Technicians.

· Keep supervisor/manager informed daily of problems incurred during the shift. Provide leadership, coaching and accountability to QA Technicians.

· Maintain good communication and working relationship with the quality supervisors, operations and USDA personnel.

· Other duties as assigned.

SHARE SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES SUCH AS BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

· Record data collected from audits into computer-based data sheets with attention to detail and accuracy. Graph and trend data using MS Excel.

· Filing and scanning of QA paperwork.

· Verify that product audit checklists are updated and correct.

· Monitor QA technicians for effectiveness of job duties and relate to supervisor.

· Assist in employee training in regard to Quality and Food Safety using Alchemy

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

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 accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Ability to work well with others.

· Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally.

· Ability to interact with USDA

· Knowledge of use of a wide variety of measuring instruments and proficiency with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel.

· Knowledge of HACCP, GMP and SSOP.

· Knowledge of prerequisite programs.

· Knowledge of BRC requirements.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Must be fully trained as a QA Technician at NSP.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, write and communicate in English. Bilingual; English and Spanish is a plus, but not required.

CONTACTS:

Position interacts with internal and external customers.

MATHEMATICAL/FINANCIAL SKILLS:

Work with significant deadlines that can result in a disruption to projects, service or products that impact operational cost and/or revenue.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to apply disciplined knowledge to analyze and resolve problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

CERTIFICATE, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: N/A

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to lift up to 60 lbs.

· Perform physical activities that require moving one’s whole body, such as lifting, stooping, bending from waist, turning and twisting

· Must be able to shift back and forth between 2 or more activities

· Must possess enough visual abilities such as depth perception to position platform or other lifting devices under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, or materials

Full time regular position that works Monday through Friday, generally 8 hours per day, with minimal overtime. Travel is not required for this position.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

§ The office environment is typically climate controlled of 68ºF to 72ºF and clean, with normal air contaminants, such as dust, typically found in an office environment

§ The indoor production environment is climate-controlled of -40ºF to 45ºF with regular exposure to prolonged noise

§ While in the production area, all employees are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to include hair and beard nets, rubber soled shoes, smocks, and hearing protection and hard hats.

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