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Lightlife Foods, Inc FSQA Technician in Turnersalls, Massachusetts

TURNERS FALLS FSQA Technician Position Summary: Performs FSQA activities as assigned to assure that the products produced are safe, wholesome and meet stated requirements. Hours of work: 2 shifts; dayshift and/or afternoon shift. Position Responsibilities: Able to train to perform FSQA duties such as (but not limited to) temperature checks, paperwork verification, verify the monitoring procedures, receiving checks, finished product checks, product inspection, monitoring GMP?s, pre-op inspection, label verification, hold/release, review and on-site of pSOPs and SOPs, microbiological swabbing, PPC Monitoring, collect product retention samples, water sample collecting, audits (glass, light, internal etc.), data entry and filing. Aid in non-conformance investigations and re-work process Accurate record keeping ensuring consistency of product safety and quality and compliance to requirements of regulatory agency, state, FDA, military, third party audit and documentation of Food Safety process. Must have an excellent attendance record Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills Must be able to understand regulatory standards Must be self-motivated and possess problem solving skills Other duties as assigned Qualifications / Education / Experience / Skills Associates Degree from in Food Science, Life Science, Biology, Mathematics, Engineering or related field or two years related experience. Bachelor?s Degree preferred. Functional knowledge of windows; specifically, Word and Excel applications. Ability to communicate clearly and follow directions Basic mathematical, statistical skills, and basic problem-solving skills Ability to follow written policies, programs and SOP?s and communicate the content to other employees. Food industry experience preferred. Physical Demands: Regularly required to use hands, eyes, ears for inspections and sensory organoleptic testing. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. Required to stand and walking for a duration of time. Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. 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. Work Environment: Regularly exp osed to moving mechanical parts. Working in a fast-paced working environment. Exposed to wet and/or humid conditions (personal protective equipment will be supplied); high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. This job description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills efforts, or working conditions associated with the job; it is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development, and compensation. The incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required.