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Quality Control Technician - 2nd Shift in Watertown, MA at Newly Weds Foods

Date Posted: 6/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Essential Duties:

  • Evaluates finished products for quality and acceptability.

  • Communicates product quality issues to production supervisors, production managers, QC manager, and shipping and customer service staff. Logs all test results and batch information. Enters into AS-400 data entry.

  • Monitors line equipment for functionality, safety, and cleanliness. 

  • Checks metal detectors every 2 hours and calibrates as needed for products containing enrichment, etc. Assist production in metal detector alarm investigation. Perform control point and GMP audit once every two hours.

  • Helps maintain safe and clean work environment. Maintains analysis records and documents necessary for documentation compliance.

  • Checks allergen clean out effectiveness as needed.

  • Perform Pre – Op audit when necessary (example: equipment down for maintenance).

  • Examine and log sifter tailings for each department as well as incoming flour.

  • Examine magnets throughout the lines and log and investigate findings.

  • Perform production scale checks and lab equipment calibration based on calibration schedule.

  • Perform batch set up checks, assist in correcting the set ups, and log discrepancies.

  • Place product on hold as necessary and release when appropriate. Reject product as necessary and complete rejection forms including root cause and corrective action analysis.

  • Send out product samples for micro testing and place micro hold products on hold.

  • Maintain retain sample area and control sample files.

  • Generate Certificates of Analysis (COAs) for outgoing products.

  • Inspect incoming ingredients for specification compliance which includes sampling for outside lab analysis and/or sampling for analysis at the plant. Maintain cleanliness and organization of work area. Performs special tasks and other duties as assigned by QC manager.

  • Provides rotation coverage between 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts as needed.  This is a 6-day per week position with daily and weekend OT as needed.  

Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent education.

  • 2 years of Quality Control work experience in Food Manufacturing perferred. 

  • Candidates should have  experience with evaluating and testing raw materials raw materials and finished products to meet internal and external customer specifications.

  • Must be able to flourish in a fast paced three shift industrial environment; and have a keen eye for detail and be able to handle multiple priorities at one time.

  • Ability to comfortably operate testing equipment and standard office equipment, including desktop computers and Microsoft software. 

  • This is a hands on non-exempt hourly-paid Staff position and is not a sit behind the desk job.  

  • Must be able, willing, and capable of obtaining a forklift license, and able to climb ladders.  

  • Flexibility in work schedule is also a must.

    Excellent pay, benefits package with bonus opportunity. 

    Equal opportunity Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans