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QA Tech 1
Main Purpose of the Job
Home of the original Bistro Bowl® complete meal salad, Southern California-based Ready Pac Foods has been giving people the freedom to eat healthier for nearly 50 years as a premier producer of convenience fresh meal solutions, salads and fresh cut produce. With processing facilities throughout the United States, Ready Pac Foods manufactures a complete range of products featuring fresh produce and protein under the company's Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and elevAte™ brands. Offerings include fresh-cut salads, fruits, vegetables, snacking and complete meals distributed where consumers buy groceries and in restaurant chains across North America. For more information, visit www.readypac.com.
This role is a key QA role within our manufacturing plant and supports QA team leads as they ensure compliance with food safety and quality requirements by fully embracing the Company's RCE philosophy. This position is exposed to multiple refrigerated areas within production. Position responsible for performing finished goods check and sampling for PCT testing (Hold & Release products).
Key Outputs (list the main areas in which the job must deliver in order to achieve its purpose)
Drive profitability of our products
Performance efficiency, rework, OEE, Production Specification compliance
Delight consumers with a commitment to quality
FO, KPI, Quality Response, Consumer Complaints
Maintain a safe work environment
Drive growth of our products
Fill Rate, Labor & Yield Efficiencies
100% engaged on the Company's RCE Culture
Engagement Survey and RCE Phase Assessment results
Tasks (what are the standard processes/tasks performed in the position?)
Follows GMP/PPE, Safety guidelines
Follow & maintain HACCP & Sanitation guidelines & processes
Ability to be crossed trained & multitask in multiple positions
Ability to communicate (verbally & in writing to complete required documentation
Maintain a safe work environment
Understands requirements for product sampling
Samples product following PCT sampling procedures established by Customer and Corp. QA.
Samples finished product for Hold & Release PCT sampling as required by customers
Complies with customer requirements
Conducts Seal Integrity tests on finished products
Identifies non-conformances, documents it and reports it to PMO/SMO and production leads for immediate follow up
Preparation, Logging, and Submission of Samples for Hold and Release Tests
Use QA access database to log in leaks, and sample submissions as needed
Repetitive motion (sample collection -2 grams per minute on each sample taken)
Ensure PMOs/SMOs perform equipment adjustments as needed to ensure 100% compliance with seal integrity
Clean / Fill up Haug tank at start-up of shift and maintain tank water level / cleanliness throughout the shift.
Ensure GMPs are maintained.
Related skills for QA Tech 1:
Knowledge (What special information does the person need to know?)
Key Experiences (What experiences are key to the success to this job?)
Core Competencies (individual skill, talent or insight that allows a person to perform a task masterfully)
D or HD
(Developed or Highly Developed)
Drives the Business
Results Orientation-the ability to identify actions necessary to achieve task completion and to obtain results; the ability to meet schedules, deadlines, quotes, and performance goals.
Ability to work in a team -- the ability to work within a team to collectively execute a process. Is skilled at listening to different points of view, offers own perspective and is focused on the greater good of the team than on personal gain
Priority Setting -- is able to manage competing demands and identify those that are most important to complete first in order to ensure efficient operations.
Urgency- The job requires decisiveness, quick response, fast action. It will often be involved in critical situations demanding that on-the -spot decision be made with good judgment. The job will repeatedly face important deadlines that must met on time.
Commitment to Excellence
Attention to Detail-The ability to see and pay attention to details; the ability to recognize the component parts of a procedure or object, and to verify the correctness or error in an individual part or procedure.
Flexibility-The ability to readily modify, respond to, and integrate change with minimal personal resistance.
Following Direction- The ability to effectively hear, understand, and follow directions or instructions; the willingness to postpone making personal decisions, or taking action, until you have openly listed to what you are being to do.
Problem Solving/Critical thinking - ability to analyze information and escalate identified issues as needed
Make the Difference
Commitment to the job- Motivation from within oneself to stay focused and committed to a task.
Emotional Control-The ability to maintain a rational and objective demeanor when faced with stressful or emotional situations; a measure of self-composure in a difficult situation and the ability to act objectively, rather than impulsively or emotionally.
Communicate Effectively -- can get messages across that have the desired effect, can clearly articulate an instruction or message, is able to understand communication from leaders and translate into day-today actions.
Personal Accountability-The ability to be responsible for the consequences of one's own actions and decisions; taking responsibly for these decision and not shifting focus on blame or poor performance somewhere else or on others.
Initiative-The ability to direct one's energies towards the completion of a goal, without an external catalyst; the ability to initiate actions based on one's own interpretation or understanding of a situation.
Core Values/Other Personal Qualities (Behaviors the person needs to exhibit)
Treats everyone with dignity and makes others feel appreciated
Is candid with peers in a ways that maintains self-esteem
Leverages diversity of backgrounds and experience in their work
Results for Orientation
Can be counted on to achieve or exceed expectations
Uses metrics to understand, communicate and monitor progress
Makes necessary course corrections to achieve results
Bias for Action
Seizes opportunities and acts decisively
Maintains a sense of urgency
Takes responsible risks in order to move quickly
Demonstrates curiosity and gains insights through asking questions
Shares information and teaches others
Creates an environment that is comfortable for others to speak and actively listens
Takes winning seriously while not taking themselves too seriously
Truly enjoys others achievements as much as their own
Spontaneously celebrates victories and actively finds ways to make work fun