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Food Safety Technician

Location: Fernley, NV, United States

Job Function: Innovation Quality & Food Safety

Req Number: 599

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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 Supervisor the Food Safety Technician will be responsible for Sampling and testing all finished products to ensure they meet customer specifications.
The ideal candidate will be involved in all aspects of product sampling, testing, data entry, test results verification, usage decisions and document retention.
Position Responsibilities
  • Sterile collection of finished product samples for microbiological and R&D testing.
  • Preparation of composite micro samples for testing and samples.
  • Label, package and prepare paperwork for shipping of samples.
  • Perform Scales Calibration and complete documentation.
  • Conduct HACCP Checks for Metal Detector, Magnets, and Rescreeners and accurately complete documentation.
  • Perform Agtron Checks for in process finished product.
  • Will work under the direction of the QA Manager and QA Work Leader.
  • Other duties deemed necessary by the QA Manager and/or the QA Work Leader.Record keeping.
  • Data entry from test results in the computer.
  • Will work directly under the QA Work Leader.
  • Other duties deemed necessary by the QA Manager or the QA Lead Person.
  • Wear and use all assigned personal protective equipment and wear appropriate work shoes (gloves, eye protection, ear plugs and steel toe footwear/nonslip).
  • This position is not limited to those duties in the job description. Duties and responsibilities can be changed, expanded, reduced, or deleted to meet the business needs of the organization.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements 
  • Capable of lifting 50 lbs. consistently throughout a shift.
  • Capable of safely maneuvering drum that weigh up to 250 lbs.
  • Ability to stand on feet for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and department Leads.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Understand and follow all Good Manufacturing Practices, and Safety regulations.
  • Ability to work in a dusty, fast paced and noisy production environment.
  • Able to ascend and descend stairs.
  • Ability to take direction from the department leads and work in a team driven atmosphere.
  •  Understand and follow all Good Manufacturing Practices, and Safety regulations.
  • Ability to wear and use all assigned personal protective equipment (hard hat, gloves, eye protection, ear plugs and steel toe footwear/nonslip, etc.).
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]
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