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Quality Technician in Guelph at Shearer's Snacks

Date Posted: 1/3/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Title: Quality Technician

Shift: Night - Sunday, 9:00 pm – 7:30 am, Monday to Thursday, 11:30 pm –7:30 am

Wage:  0-1040 hours worked $17.82, 1041 hours forward $19.82

Position Summary

Supports all food safety and quality management systems, including documentation, record keeping, training, etc.


  • Conducts analysis, inspection, test to assure the quality of raw materials or finished products
  • Conducts moisture, PH analysis as well as net weight checks
  • Document data obtained during all quality assurance activities
  • Communicates issues to production supervisor or operations manager
  • Provide quality leadership on shift and work closely with the shift supervisor to identify and correct potential food quality and food safety issues
  • Verify that proper changeover procedures have been followed by using the changeover inspection and pre-operational inspection programs
  • Assist with SQF program maintenance
  • C of A”s Inspection and Verification for all ingredients and packaging material

  • Onsite verification of lot number usage

  • Sensory evaluation

  • Troubleshoot process deviations in oven room and packaging, including weight control analysis (SPC) and adherence to Standard Operating procedures

  • CCP metal detector verification & allergen change over pre op

  • Sugar & Flour tailing inspection

  • Total Chlorine water testing

  • Preparing and sending customer samples as requested
  • Ensure all raw materials are received within specifications
  • Ensure all finished product testing is performed properly
  • Keep track daily of the hold area and perform retest when necessary
  • Ensure all retain samples are being pulled
  • Ensure all product review samples are being pulled
  • Manage the positive release program by ensuring all CCP and QP are verified during previous shift
  • Assist in special projects when necessary
  • Technical resource and coach production in Statistical Process Control (SPC), data analysis, root cause analysis, issue resolution and quality techniques.
  • Helps with Food Safety Plan and creates standard operating procedures
  • Conduct Internal Programs Audit and writing standard operating procedures
  • Reviews data in Infinity program daily
  • Manage issues with non-conforming products to assure proper control, minimize losses and provide analysis to eliminate future occurrences.
  • Manage all lab equipment and perform basic trouble shooting
  • When necessary assist with new technician training
  • Follow all work instructions
  • Follow all company policies and procedures while working
  • Completing all other duties as assigned

Experience, knowledge and skills

  • Food Science Diploma or previous training in Food Safety is required

  • Working knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC) is required

  • Previous data analysis and application of problem solving and statistical process control technique and experience is required

  • Previous knowledge of Internal program auditing is and asset.

  • Knowledge of QC processes; experience in a food processing industry is an asset

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills - must be able to accurately express information concerning product quality and safety

  • Must be able to perform simple calculations

  • Must have basic computer skills

  • Self-starter, working with minimal supervision

  • Must follow all safety regulations while working

Shearer’s Foods Canada, Inc. is committed to providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities; please advise us if you require an accommodation during the recruitment process.

We are pleased that you are interested in joining our organization. The on-line application will take approximately 20 minutes. You will be asked a standard set of questions similar to those that you would find on an employment application.

The individual applying for the position must complete this on-line application personally. You will also be asked to provide work history information, so please refer to your resume when completing this on-line application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.