QUALITY ASSURANCE TECHNICIAN

Quality Assurance & Food Safety Denver, Colorado


Description

Position at Planterra Foods

At Planterra Foods, we believe our planet is filled with delicious ideas. Leveraging the resources of our investor, JBS USA Food Company, we aspire to change the future of protein by giving people more flavorful, plant-based choices. Our goal is to delight people from vegans to flexitarians to meat-eaters by giving them more delicious plant-based protein choices, like our first brand OZO™.

We are building our team and looking for experienced Quality Assurance Technicians for our new manufacturing plant in Denver, CO (Commerce City area) who will help us create the best plant-based protein company in the world. The Tech will report to the Quality Assurance Manager. Hours will initially be Monday-Friday day shift, but may adjust in 3-6 months based on production schedules.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct physical observations of the processing environment, quality of the product, and packaging defects; notify necessary personnel of variations or defects.
  • Segregate and secure any product not meeting food safety or quality criteria, such as high O2 level in product packaging.
  • Record results/data from all inspections, including product temperature, color, taste, smell and texture
  • Operate data collection devices such as thermometers, scales, and bridge analyzers.
  • Provide written and verbal observations to drive improvement of food safety and quality compliance.
  • Perform pre-operational inspections to monitor and confirm that machinery, equipment, and facilities are properly maintained and sanitized prior to production.
  • Monitor and verify compliance to: HACCP programs, CCP monitoring, SSOP’s, and GMP’s. Provide observations and feedback when deviations are noted.
  • Collect samples for the lab per product and customer requirements.
  • Participate in Root Cause Analysis activities to drive corrective and preventive actions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience and technical knowledge in a variety of production positions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently without constant supervision
  • Multilingual Preferred
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve
  • It is a job expectation that all new employees have, at minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of their first date of employment. If you need assistance in obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help schedule you with one of its healthcare partners following a conditional job offer, if one is made. 

Physical Demands:

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

  • Frequently required to crouch, stand, and move about production floor.
  • Reach with hands and arms and lift up to 50 pounds; speak and hear in a high volume production environment.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision and the ability to adjust focus

Work Environment:

  • Food manufacturing plant operations environment
  • Food Manufacturing quality laboratory
  • Cooler and freezer storage down to -10°F

The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage after probationary period
  • Paid Time Off: Sick time, Vacation, and Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Hourly rate of $19.00/hr

The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

EOE/Disabled/Vet