Vacancy: QA-Food Safety Associate, Massillon, USA

Vacancy: QA-Food Safety Associate, Massillon, USA

Posted on: Aug.7.2021

About Us


The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!


Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

Job Overview:

Are you looking to start an exciting career where you can train on and learn multiple positions? Or maybe you are happy with just being very good at one position? Kraft Heinz Massillon is the place for you where your dedication and ambition can take you into positions that you may not have thought possible. Are you ready to join a team that produces quality products that are amongst over 50 household brands in the U.S.? This is a place for you to create your career and make a difference! Kraft Heinz likes to promote from within so come join us and start building your knowledge and career to take you where you want to be and help us build a better world!

Responsibilities & Duties:

-Participate/support the RMP (Risk Management Process) and assist in the development of the system and operational standards and corrective actions.
-Required to gain working knowledge in Company policy in regards to Quality and Food Safety.
-Audit and record HACCP's and control points data as required by policy.
-Audit and record ingredients use for verification of lot tracking capabilities using process sheets- weight sheets and other product specification data.
-Audit processing systems for conformity to company standards and specifications and Government Regulations.
-Document / Log the information about Hold Tags applied and generate components reject and Hold Report.
-Audit and record operational sanitation activities and GMP’s in assigned area.
-Audit weight control records for assigned lines.
-Audit information on all product cartons and cases- including product description- codes and date for assigned areas.
-Assist training of others in traditional Quality Assurance functions as needed.
-Collect required PE/NLV/Micro/Fat- etc. samples for assigned areas.
-Perform Product Evaluations as specified in SOP’s.
-Perform metal detector and check weigher verification checks for accuracy during operations.
-Responsible for collection- sorting- electronically scanning and filing all production process sheets.
-Perform 5S housekeeping duties in the lab area as necessary.
-Working knowledge of Oracl Agile.
-Issue process sheet to files for production use daily- issue changes if pack plan changes warrant.
-Inform and assist supervisors and team leaders to take corrective action in quality issues- GMP- SOP- HACCP/Formulation.
Backup Micro Technician:
-Conducts and records micro testing on ingredients- finished product- equipment & environment
-Perform standard & AOAC approved method microbiological tests & analysis for total plate count
-Perform routine and scheduled tests and analysis of air and environmental conditions
-Place all non-compliant product on “Hold” & maintain “Hold” lists.
-Purchasing and maintaining inventories of all equipment/chemicals used in QA
-Files & maintain completed QA paperwork
-Conducts lab audits & assist in reviewing/updating Microbiological S.O.P.
-Reports all non-compliance analyses to QA Supervisor- daily
-Training and Safety – Provide a safe and healthful work environment for all personnel through consistent support of the company’s Heinz Safety Process.
-Interprets company policies to workers and enforces policies and safety regulations.
-Must be able to work flexible hours; days- afternoons- midnights- overtime and weekends as necessary.


Qualifications:

-BS Degree for Microbiology- Biology- Chemistry or other related Science- Preferred. High school diploma or general education degree (GED); two to four years related experience and/or training; or a combination of related education and related work experience.
-Comprehensive knowledge of PC’s- scales- refractometer- ovens and other office equipment.
-Comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing environment.
-Comprehensive knowledge of the Code of Federal Regulations that deal specifically with food- meat and poultry.
-Comprehensive knowledge of the OSHA requirements.
-Ability to detect quality errors or problems and take corrective action within assigned scope of authority.
-Reading- comprehension and math skills required.
-Demonstrate reliability and good work ethics- quality work performance- attention to detail is a must- and maintain a good working relationship with all other departments.
-Must be able to work independently with little supervision.
-Ability to multitask and work in a team oriented fast-paced environment.
-Excellent interpersonal- and organizational skills and must be detail and process oriented.
-Must have the ability to exercise considerable judgment and be able to identify and solve problems.
-Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Proficient computer skills in Excel and/or Access- Word- e-mail.
-Ability to define problems- collect data- establish facts- and draw valid conclusions.
-Ability to stand- walk- sit- climb- balance- stoop- kneel- crouch and crawl.
-Ability to use hands/arms to reach- handle- or feel objects- tools or controls.
-Ability to work in all areas of the facility including hot and cold areas- and be exposed to wet and humid conditions.
-Must be able to lift and or move up to 50 lbs or more.
-Must have excellent vision- distant and peripheral- with the ability to identify and distinguish items.
-The noise level in the work environment is usually high- and ear protection is required.
-May work near moving mechanical parts- high and/or confining places.
-Must be able to work flexible hours; days- afternoons- midnights- overtime and weekends as necessary.




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