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Quality Technician (Seasonal)

Location: Boardman, OR, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 609

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We are a leading food and agri-business, supplying food ingredients, feed, and fiber to over 19,800 customers who range from multi-national, world famous brands to small family run businesses.

Each customer depends on us to provide goods and services that are safe, on-time and consistently in line with the required specification. They also rely on us to help them innovate and create new opportunities.

Established in 1989, and now listed on the Singapore Exchange, our team of 74,500 full-time, seasonal, and contract employees have built leadership positions in many of our businesses such as Cocoa, Coffee, Edible Nuts and Spices.

As well as growing crops in our own orchards and estates, and sourcing from around 4.8 million farmers globally, we operate over 160 processing facilities, and through our 14 innovation centers. We develop ingredients and find solutions for our customers. Our value chain spans over 60 countries. We also provide support services including risk management solutions and agri-logistics. ofi is a global leader offering naturally good food & beverage ingredients and solutions. At the forefront of consumer trends, we provide manufacturers and retailers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is part of that delight. From plant to palate, we take care of the ingredients. We are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. We add value through our unique manufacturing footprint and natural, delicious and nutritious products. Our fresh ideas help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices to create naturally healthy and delicious food & beverage products. Whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Quality Supervisor, the quality technician will inspect, test, sample and weigh products for color, size and deviation from specifications. May use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently, read and interpret safety, operating instruction and procedure manuals. Ideal candidate must be willing to walk and stand up to 10 hours per day, frequently push, pull, and lift up-to 20 pounds. Must be dependable, a team player and have good communication skills and wear PPE specific to position.

 Position Responsibilities

  •  Pull product samples from the line and analyze against a standard.
  • ·      Perform metal detector verification, magnet checks, finished goods audits, etc.
  • ·      Accurately report product and shift analyses timely
  • ·      Prepare laboratory samples for testing and retention
  • ·      Assist production supervisor/lead in GMP and orientation training as needed
  • ·     Timely provide production with accurate case labels
  • ·     Collect and report any unusual findings to production supervisor and accurately fill out required paperwork.
  • ·      Assist supervisor in monitoring GMP’s and sanitation procedures and report any discrepancies.
  • ·      Maintain an organized and clean lab by keeping tools clean and in appropriate area.
  • ·      Perform other duties as assigned.

 Position Requirements 

  • High School Diploma or equivalency preferred.
  • 6 months to one year experience in a food manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Frequently stand, walk, lift, carry, push, pull up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift up to 75 pounds
  • Knowledge of quality standards and sanitation procedures