Hormel Foods Corporation Quality Control Technician - 3rd Shift in Sparta, Wisconsin
Must have high school diploma or equivalent
College degree in science discipline preferred
Laboratory experience preferred
Basic math skills -- addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, unit conversion, rounding, percentages
Basic computer skills -- basic typing and data entry, navigation and use of email/Lotus Notes, Excel spreadsheets, AS400 basics
Basic scientific skills -- understand units of measure (both metric and standard); how to use basic measuring devices; understand and follow aseptic technique
Inspect, sample, prepare and evaluate ingredients and components, intermediate products, and finished products for quality parameters in a safe, sanitary, and productive manner and report results.
Follow a prescribed procedure or testing method to complete a task or to obtain results and to compare those results to a specification and determine whether or not the results meet the specification.
Ability to put ingredients or finished product on hold and take off hold in AS400 system
Understand and follow all CFI and Customer policies and SOPs, Safety Rules, Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Laboratory Practices, and Food and/or Dietary Supplement regulatory requirements (as applicable).
Maintain positive and professional working relationships with superiors and peers from all departments, and with Customers.
Assist in all other duties/projects as assigned by supervisor and/or management.
Keep all work areas neat, clean and orderly in compliance with cGMP standards.
Work in the QC capacity however qualifications, needs and work volume permit; i.e. work may not be confined to one production facility, area, or to one set shift.
Understand overall work flow for each area of responsibility.
Encourage, support, and champion QC requirements and GMPs
Obtain receiving documentation and check against specification
Organize, prepare sampling materials
Verify lot numbers, label information
Locate materials to be sampled
Utilize aseptic sampling techniques
Collect required samples
Adequately seal and mark sampled materials and sample containers
Transport, sort, distribute samples
Compositing samples/sample preparation
Accurately identify samples to be composited for further testing
Verify lot numbers
Prepare necessary materials
Utilize aseptic sampling technique
Distribute composited samples for the appropriate testing
Understand autoclave operation and safety precautions
Prepare materials to be autoclaved
Properly load autoclave
Operate and document autoclave run
Unload and put materials away
Temperature Monitored Lab Equipment
Laboratory Methods/In-line testing
Flavor & visual comparison to control sample
Weight measurements, net weight
Be able to read and understand the PPDR (Packaging Production Detail Report)
Maintain scoop inventory; check scoops in and out
QC Holds -- Properly fill out non-conforming tags and send out to proper group via email; utilize the computerized inventory hold systems (AS400) to electronically hold materials.
Test results -- Accurately record testing results and any pertinent comments about the test on both handwritten documents/lab notebooks and electronically.
Calibration -- Accurately record at the frequency required, all calibration/verification information as required.
Equipment Inspection -- Microbiological and/or allergen testing - perform pre-operational swabs/sponges with supervision or assistance
On-line Packaging Inspection
Follow pick sheet and PPDR
Perform hourly line checks
Fill out required documentation correctly
Understand operation, verification, and use of metal detector equipment
Understand operation, verification, and use of Heuft/Filtec equipment
Obtain appropriate retain samples of product.
Training is accomplished through reading and understanding SOPs, lab methods and with OJT
Periodic evaluation of progress shall be conducted by the supervisor to determine task proficiency, as required by FDA regulations. The employee is expected to progress through the listed tasks and demonstrate that proficiency is established in all tasks
Pay Rate - Based on experience
Shift Hours - 10pm-6am Sun-Thurs OT as necessary
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled