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Quality Assurance Technician

Location: Edenton, NC, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 583

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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 Food Safety & Quality Manager, Quality Tech 2 assumes responsibility for testing and inspecting products at various stages of the production process and compiles and evaluates data to determine quality and reliability of products. 
Position Responsibilities
  • Conduct standardized tests of peanuts, granulated peanuts, and peanuts butters/pastes for flavor, odor, moisture, color, grind, or other factors to verify conformity to specifications.
  • While performing these duties, the employee will be required to smell and taste samples of products to ensure they meet specifications.
  • Pull product samples and/or swab for environmental samples to be evaluated by outside lab testing.
  • Record test results on standardized forms including calculating percentages and averages. Must notify operator and supervisor of any non-conformity and complete documentation of all actions and results.
  • Verify metal detector functionality on a regular basis and document results and follow procedures for deviations.
  • Set up loads for scheduled production and prepare set-up of loads for oncoming shift.
  • Employees will be expected to clean and sanitize equipment and instruments when necessary. They are also expected to handle general housekeeping duties of their work area.
  • All employees are directly responsible for the Quality of Olam Edible Nuts products. Each employee must perform their job function in accordance to the GMP Rules and the Sanitation, Safety and Food Safety Plan.
  • Must follow safe work practices and comply with all company, federal and state rules and regulations which apply to the job, including but not limited to, right to Know, emergency evacuation, electrical safety, confined space, blood borne pathogens, and lockout/tagout.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to perform math calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, averages, and percentages, using a calculator.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervisor, ensuring that all tasks are completed.
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 on the basis of 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.