Quality Technician in Phoenix, AZ at Shearer's Snacks

Date Posted: 11/5/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

You already us

Shearer’s is a privately held producer, co-manufacturer and distributor of quality snack foods sold under the Shearer’s brand, and other private labels. As a matter of fact, Shearers is the number one producer of kettle cooked chips in the world! As the leader in North America, we private label and co-manufacture salty snacks and we are the second largest producer of cookies and crackers. We utilize our manufacturing expertise to serve as a strategic supplier to our partners, who are nationally recognized retail and restaurant brands. So, while you may not be familiar with our name, you likely eat the products we make on a regular basis. With exceptional competence in product development, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution, we continue to realize significant growth in each segment of our business. Headquartered in Massillon, Ohio, we have over 5,000 associates in 11 state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution sites in North America. You can visit our website at www.Shearers.com .

Quality Technician

Mid-Shift and/or Overnight availability required

Your seat at the table

The Quality Assurance Technician assures that analytical, microbiological, sensory attributes and corporate compliances are completed in order to meet the quality standards defined by Shearer’s Snacks and its customers.  They are responsible for performing assigned laboratory testing and assuring that equipment is calibrated and running properly. They also monitor the facility operation to ensure compliance with corporate quality requirements, SQF, labeling, GMP’s, food safety, and all other such standards of the plant. The Quality Assurance technicians work with the production team to assure that all proper checks are in place and communicate on a regular basis regarding quality results. Additional duties include training and preparing for audits, documenting results in record keeping database and other duties as assigned. This position reports to the Quality Supervisor.

What you bring to the table

Experience - Quality Technician experience preferred. 

Education – High School Diploma or GED equivalent, College is preferable but not necessary.

Attendance – Good attendance is a must for the QA Tech. This is a skilled position that requires the associate be reliable on a constant basis. Team Members must have 5 or less attendance points/incidents to be eligible for this position. 

Safety Mindset – Create a safety and health workplace; make SSW a priority.

Language Skills – Must be able to read, understand and effectively communicate to team members in their immediate area. 

Mathematical Skills – Must be able to do simple math, conversions (mm – in., g-oz), and use formulas to compute run rates

Leadership – The QA Technician will be an example for the line, as such they will need to be honest, dependable, punctual, and trustworthy and follow all policies/procedures set forth by Shearers Foods LLC.  The QA Technician must have the ability to work well with others.  Must demonstrate Shearer's North Star Core Values of Respect, Teamwork, and Giving Back.

Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding and carry out written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems in common operating situations.

Computer Skills - Must have basic computer skills required to run production. Verifications on computer will be done routinely throughout the day.

Time Management – Must be able to follow standard work instructions

Flexibility: Must be available for pre-shift meetings when applicable and able to work weekends, holidays and overtime when needed.

Physical Demands: The team member is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The team member must regularly lift and /or move up to 50+ pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. Team Members must be able to be on their feet for twelve (12+) hours, to keep up with a fast, repetitious pace and to do repetitious lifting.

We Offer a Feast of Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Savings Plan with Match, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Group Critical Accident Insurance, Group Critical Illness Insurance, Employee Assistance Plan and numerous opportunities to volunteer in the communities in which we operate.

You will be considered for employment in our inclusive workplace

Because at Shearer’s, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This is your invitation to apply now!