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Quality Assurance Technician in Red Deer at Olymel

Date Posted: 7/15/2018

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    Red Deer
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Job Description


POSITION TITLE: Quality Assurance Technician

JOB STATUS: Full-time


Job Description / Responsibilities

  • Validation of HIP
  • Monitoring of GMP’s on production floors, storage and welfare areas.
  • Management and assessment of product to be reworked.
  • Verification and Monitoring of CCP’s: Carcass Inspection, Offal Inspection, and Temperatures and Pre-shipment review.
  • Monitoring of new product specs and packaging.
  • Monitoring of packaging materials
  • Monitoring of product identification
  • Verification of sanitation on the production floor, storage and welfare areas.
  • Pre-operational inspections.
  • Monitoring of equipment that are temperature sensitive (Pasteurizer).
  • Monitor sanitizer temperatures.
  • Monitoring of shipping dock and trailers.
  • Monitoring of metal detector.
  • Monitoring of denaturing areas.
  • Grading and assessment of carcasses, by marking and entering data in the computers (Grader 1 & 2, HH1, HH2 and Re-trim).
  • Complete HACCP, SQF and quality related paperwork.
  • Participate in meetings and ensure the training of employees.
  • Work with foremen to ensure a safe and quality product.
  • Report to QA Manager and KF QA Coordinator on daily findings.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Minimum of a Science/Food Science or Microbiological Technology Diploma or similar related field
  • Minimum recognized College diploma. University graduate is a preference


  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively deal with third party auditors, customers and regulatory inspectors/ representatives
  • Above average mathematical skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure
  • Proficient in Word and Excel. Familiar with Outlook and Power Point is an asset
  • Good analytical skills supported by an ability to exercise sound judgement


  • Calibrate and maintain equipment used in the lab
  • Perform onsite verification of effectiveness of CCP, in-ops and product compliance to required quality standards
  • Perform calibration of thermometer and temperature checks
  • Perform rodac tests to verify the cleanliness of equipment after sanitation and issue a report on these results
  • To provide support to operations where required
  • Required to perform other duties as assigned by QA Supervisor or QA Manager such as projects, CI improvement initiatives and relevant HACCP Periodic or Prerequisite Audits

Thank you for your consideration.

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