QA Canning Technician
Amy's Kitchen, Inc. - Medford, OR

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Completes quality checks for Canning activities to assure that WIPs (work-in-process) and finished products are manufactured correctly. Assesses manufacturing and equipment conditions to assure they meet specified requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Conducts tests on WIPs and/or finished products: weight, viscosity, pH, brix, moisture, strained weight, vacuums, etc.

Evaluates flavor, texture and odor of soups, sauces and finished products.

Monitors physical values on equipment such as temperature, time, pressure, metal rejection, etc.

Inspects and evaluates packaging including can seams, label placement, lid tightness, etc.

Immediately reports out-of-spec materials and operating conditions to the QA and Manufacturing Supervisors.

Assists with solutions to problems encountered with products and procedures.

Places WIPs, finished product and materials on hold if they do not meet requirements.

Monitors Good Manufacturing Practices of all individuals in the plant and warehouse. Advises infractions to supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

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.

Preferred:
Previous experience with food products

SKILLS

Detail oriented

Works well with others

Basic math skills

Bilingual Spanish/English

Reliable/Dependable

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

Ability to write simple correspondence.

Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Canning Technician will require special training on can seam analysis

Work Schedule : 5 PM - 3: 30 AM ( Tuesday - Friday)