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Tech 3, FSQA

City & State: 

Brantford, ON, CA, N3S 7X6

N3S 7X6
Job Category:  Food Safety & Quality Assurance
N3S 7X6

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

 

 

Job Title

  • Tech 3, FSQA 

Department

  • Quality Assurance  

Reporting to

  • Supervisor, FSQA

 

Position Purpose

The Tech 3, FSQA has the primary responsibility for protecting the food by conducting food safety and quality sampling, testing, and documentation to meet all regulatory, customer, and ARYZTA requirements. FSQA technicians may be designated as I, II, or III depending on level of experience and skills.

 

Key Accountabilities

  • The Tech 3, FSQA is responsible for conducting food safety and quality assurance procedures to ensure ARYZTA is in compliance with best practices for food safety and quality.
  • The Tech 3, FSQA reports to the Supervisor, FSQA or Manager, FSQA (depending on size of bakery).

 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for meeting all applicable food regulations
  • Responsible for complying with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards (i.e. BRC, SQF)
  • Responsible for supporting the HARPC Team in the implementation of an effective Food Safety plan focused on the elimination of biological, chemical, physical and economically motivated hazards from our foods
  • Responsible for sampling, testing, and documentation of the Quality Management System
  • (QMS) including procedures, records, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and Hazard
  • Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Works to maintain the safety, legality and quality of each food and the processes used in their manufacture
  • Responsible for meeting and exceeding customer requirements
  • Works to reduce customer/consumer complaints for foods manufactured on site
  • Reports food safety and quality issues to their supervisor
  • Authorized to hold product based on food safety or quality non-conformance
  • Participates in daily food evaluation to identify possible defects
  • Participates in physical bakery inspections on a weekly basis on each area (pest control, operational methods, maintenance for food safety, sanitation, personnel practices, etc.)
  • Selects food items for analysis at specified stages in the production process for evaluating compliance to specification
  • Inspection methods and frequencies outlined in procedures and specifications are measured as defined
  • Personnel conducting testing shall be able to demonstrate and explain the process of testing
  • Any out of compliance results are handled appropriately and reported to Manager, FSQA
  • Able to perform pre-operational inspections and to report any concerns to their Supervisor
  • Able to use the following instrumentation/measuring devices
    • Thermometers
    • Metal detectors
    • X-ray devices
    • Calculators
    • Scales
    • Gauges
    • Calipers
    • Rulers
    • Moisture analyzers
    • Ovens
  • Ensures appropriate communication of food safety/QA issues with production Supervisors and Tech 3, FSQAs at shift change
  • Maintain the required hygiene, safety and quality standards on the production floor
  • Other duties may be assigned and the Tech 3, FSQA is expected to effectively manage and execute changes

 

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

 

  • Effective work ethic and good communications skills
  • High School Diploma, some college science courses or experience in the food industry preferred
  • Training in HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) preferred
  • Good writing, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Detail oriented, and possess strong computer skills

 

Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level

 

Required

 

  • Effective work ethic and good communications skills
  • High School Diploma
  • Good writing, mathematics, and critical thinking skills
  • Experience with computer including working with excel spreasheets
     

Preferred

 

  • Some college Science courses or experience in the food industry
  • Training in HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points)
  • Training in a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard such as BRC or SQF

 

Physical Requirements

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Regularly required to climb, stand or walk for extended periods of time
  • Use a computer keyboard and monitor more than 25% of total work time
  • The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 50lbs
  • Food and ingredient tasting or sampling is required. For people with food sensitivities or allergies, this facility uses the following allergens in food production:
    • Wheat
    • Egg
    • Tree nuts
    • Soybean
    • Milk
    • Sulphites

 

Work Environment

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and extreme cold
  • The noise level in the work environment is often moderate to loud
  • Ability to work different shifts and weekends

 

 

 

 

 

ARYZTA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.