Quality Assurance Technician in Cornwall at Olymel

Date Posted: 3/30/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Leader in the agrifood industry, proud of the impeccable quality of our products and our 13,000 employees, Olymel L.P. operates in Canada and in over 65 countries under the brand names Olymel, Lafleur and Flamingo.


POSITION TITLE: Quality Assurance Technician

SHIFT: Weekend

JOB STATUS: Seasonal/Temp




  • QA Pre-Op & Production
  • Temporary - part time weekend shifts from 4:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • To start immediately
  • Training to occur Monday to Friday
  • To ensure the safety and quality of Olymel products by performing microbiological, chemical and organoleptic testing on all finished products produced as required by customer.  Additionally, to provide verification of the work of QC Inspectors and identify potential areas which may adversely affect product quality or safety



  • Co-op placement, certified in microbiology or completion of a bachelor's degree in microbiology or in a related biology discipline is required.



  • Report food safety and quality issues to personnel with authority to initiate action
  • Ensure that all work is performed according to pertinent GMP, HACCP, SQF, CFIA and all established regulations

Daily tasks include:

  • Prepare and perform micro analysis on finished product as required by customer
  • Perform calibration of thermometer and temperature checks
  • Perform in-op inspection and issue work orders if deviation is observed*
  • Verification of receiving paperwork
  • Onsite verification of effectiveness of CCP and Quality Standards
  • Perform cooking evaluation (including tasting cooked samples)
  • Micro release for the finished products after the micro analysis
  • Perform chemical analysis on products and ingredients as required by our customers
  • Track all hold products and issue daily hold report

Weekly Tasks include:

  • Perform rodac tests to verify the cleanliness of equipment after sanitation and issue and report on these results
  • Send product samples to an outside lab for testing

Monthly Tasks include:

  • Onsite verification of receiving practices
  • Calibrate and maintain equipment used in the lab
  • Order lab supply and maintain inventory
  • Issue reports for customers with results of testing as required
  • Issue reports for non-conformance raw materials received
  • Preparation of media for the micro analysis as needed
  • Train employees in job duties, safety procedures and company policy (GMP, HACCP, etc) when required
  • Prepare and verify quality control reports generated from Infinity data collection system
  • Ensure that quality data for customer is presented in an accurate and timely basis

Thank you for your consideration.

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