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  • TreeHouse Foods

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1117-QA Technician II, Coffee Lab Floater Yellow Days

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. • Manawa, WI

Posted 10 days ago

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Job Description

Coffee Lab Floater, Yellow Days (5:00AM - 5:00PM, 2-2-3 schedule)

Position Role

Job Title: Quality Assurance Technician Level 2

Department: Quality Assurance

Reports To: Quality Assurance Manager

FLSA Status: Hourly-nonexempt

Prepared By: mab

Prepared Date: 8/2006

Review Date: 9/12/11

Definition: Exhibits some leadership qualities. A level 2 technician must be proficient in one or more areas of level one. They must also perform two of the four job duties listed below

Job duties require a level 2 tech. to work with departments outside of QA and production; these may also include customers and corporate employees. Must be proficient in Microsoft office programs (Word, Excel, and Outlook). Will facilitate meetings. May be responsible for providing group training sessions throughout the company or the position may require a level 2 tech to receive outside training.

Listed below are the QA Technician Level 2 positions:

  • Hold Coordinator Technician
  • QA Project Technician
  • Senior Sensory Technician


  • Test and qualify ingredients, premixes, blends and finished products such as:
    • testing samples, familiarize self with taste/color, use salt meter for salt analysis, test for Ph, viscosity, density, moisture, absorption, fruit count, peroxidase, cloudiness, penetration, granulation, leakage, dissolvability, bostwick and enrichment, perform HACCP tests, perform metal detector, magnet, screen and overs checks, check graphics, labels, cartons, cases, UPC matches again production sheet, check seals, correct drop weights, check codes for proper characters, check codes against production sheet , check for scorched particles , perform scale weigh check, equipment calibrations and drop tests. Perform Chemical storage audits, and file COA
  • Perform Microtesting and intrepretation
  • Update and Document results
  • Use and be familiar with weight charts, QA record sheets, product specification, coding manuals, audit sheets, SSOP and wash reports, pre-operation check off log, packaging material usage, HACCP, glass audits and recycle procedure
  • Inspect bay and area washes and release for use
    • Follow through on wash inspections to include organic and allergen
    • Perform product change over checks
  • Maintain retention samples for future reference when needed
    • Collect proper amount of customer samples ( may vary per customer ) and ensure samples are correct or perfect. Record samples per customer guidelines and ship as necessary.
  • Maintain or Resolve temperature and humidity controls/issues
  • Maintain controls
  • Work with holds
    • Route holds, disposition holds, tag pallets accordingly, close holds, file paperwork, coordinate weekly hold meetings and reports
    • Work with Pest control of incoming loads, complete appropriate paperwork, schedule building fog, work with disposition of loads, reject or fumigate. Also deal with purchase requisitions and invoices. Coordinate animal feed program, work with retention pallets, and trash procedures. Coordinate mock recalls and work with manhattan.

  • Work with different Projects
    • Quality audits to maintain BRC certification
    • Investigate customer complaints
    • Support new product start ups
    • Coordinate HACCP certification programs
    • Work with documentation control requirements for all customers
    • Assist in trecalss/trace backs
    • Document control coordination
      • Filing, obsolete documents, document number, updating QA manuals
      • Writing/updating SOP's, standard work, tracking spreadsheet updating
  • Sensory:
    • Monitor new product start ups
    • Review of daily production
    • Sensory screen employees
    • Perform sensory panels for R&D
    • Perform national brand comparisons
    • Maintain Quality Assurance product controls
    • Work with IFP to evaluate agglomerated blends

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

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 with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be proficient in Microsoft office programs. Pass sensory test with a B or above.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or general education degree (GED). Need over 3 months up to and including 12 months of qualifying experience on related work or including lower level jobs within or outside the company

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate with employees.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers, including decimals and fractions. Simple use of formulas, charts, tables, drawings, specifications, schedules, wiring diagrams, computer scanning devices, adjustable measuring instruments. Check reports, forms, records and comparable data, where interpretation requires basic skills knowledge.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: GMP and safety certification, and HACCP Certification, Valid Driver's License

Job ID: R02151
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