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Quality Assurance Specialist (3rd shift) - Full Time

Meijer - Tipp City, OH

Posted on 05/19/24 (Ref: OHKhKTc8qm)

Quality Assurance Specialist (3rd shift) - Tipp City, OH - Meijer

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  • Scheduling flexibility
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  • Paid education assistance
  • care assistance
  • Team member discount
  • Development programs for advancement and career growth

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This position is responsible for ensuring that Fresh Produce, Meat and Seafood items, distributed within our supply chain, meets or exceeds Meijer quality standards and USDA regulatory grading requirements; by working collaboratively with the Buying Offices, through the inspection of incoming and outbound loads at the distribution facility. This position also involves addressing any issues at the DF regarding Food Safety/Quality concerns

What You'll Be Doing:
  • Inspects and evaluates inbound produce loads, utilizing product quality test equipment, to verify fresh product meets minimum government requirements and Meijer specifications. Reports inspection observations to DF Leadership and Buyers and helps facilitate any corrective actions.
  • With oversight of the QA Supervisor or other lead QA Team Member, makes the decision to reject fresh product, based on USDA and Meijer specifications, when Produce Buyer is not available (outside of normal office hours).
  • Reviews all fresh product quality issues observed by DF auditors and aids in the decision either to accept or reject fresh product based upon USDA and Meijer standards.
  • Ensures that banana specifications are met on a daily basis prior to shipments leaving the DF. Where applicable, ensures commodities (bananas, avocados, i.e.) are properly received and ripened for distribution to other DFs/stores.
  • Audits the fresh DF in accordance with FDA cGMP guidelines, the DF Food Safety Plan as it pertains to the Preventive Control Rule, and the DF Seafood HACCP plan, with oversight of the QA Supervisor.
  • Identifies and communicates to auditors produce seasonal trends as related to quality.
  • Performs recall effectiveness checks as required.
  • Develops collaborative and effective relationships with all levels of DF leadership and buying teams.
  • Utilizes quality software programs to assist buying team in assessing potential supplier chargebacks for product that does not meet Meijer standards.
  • This job profile is not meant to be all inclusive of the responsibilities of this position; may perform other duties as assigned or required.

What You Bring With You (Qualifications):
  • Associates degree preferred
  • HACCP and SafeMark Food Safety certification a plus, but not required.
  • 2+ years of produce and or meat and seafood, knowledge of products, and/or 3 years of experience in a quality assurance position.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • USDA familiarity/knowledge preferred.
  • PC Skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, etc.).
  • Multitasking; must be able to organize time efficiently and make decisions based on factual findings.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work in an unstructured work environment.
  • Ability to influence and train others and achieve necessary results.
  • Quality Assurance is a 7 day operation; must be able to work on weekends and holidays or as needed

Quality Assurance Specialist (3rd shift) - Tipp City, OH - Meijer

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