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Quality Technician

Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 498

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We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable, and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious, and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.


Position Summary


Reporting to the Quality Lead, the QA Technician plays an important role in maintaining the highest standard for Food Safety, Quality and Legality. These functions take place in the Plant and Quality lab areas.


The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and can learn and perform basic lab tests using company provided instruments.


Position Responsibilities


          Performs production record review

          Has a commitment to producing quality products

          Raises any quality issues or non-conformances to supervision

          Receive and release raw materials based on QC testing and document review

          Conducts finished goods testing

          Conducts HACCP related CCP testing

          Conducts Product code verification

          Collects samples from the Production lines

          Verify daily/weekly sanitation

          All assignments require team members to follow company policies and Good Manufacturing Practices to meet customers’ expectations and help maintain a safe and healthy work environment

          Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, and comply with all safety policies and requirements

         Perform other duties as assigned


Position Requirements


         High School diploma or GED.

         Minimum 2 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination.

         Must have ability to perform tasks in a microbiology and chemistry lab, using chemicals for testing.

         Must have knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices.

         Must have knowledge of Good Documentation practices.

         Must have ability to read, analyze and write reports.

         Must have ability to perform basic math calculations.

         Must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and committed to quality mindset.

         Must work well under pressure and be highly responsive to short deadlines.

         Must have ability to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations.

         Having 2-3 years in an analytical role in consumer products is a plus.

         Having previous food manufacturing experience is required.

         Being proficiency with MS programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is a plus.

         Be able to work in a light industrial and somewhat warm environment during summer or cool areas during the winter.


Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


ofi provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All employment will be decided based on qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at: [email protected]


At ofi, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.