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Quality Control Technician

Department:  Quality Control

Reports to:  QC Supervisor

Hourly Rate:  $19.06 to $21.12

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Job Description includes but not limited to the following:

The Quality Control Technician (QC Tech.) will have the responsibility to test, inspect and facilitate raw material receiving and in-process inspection. The QC Tech will monitor the production and test processes with the objective of compliance to written procedures and waste reduction. The QC Tech. will assist in the development of statistical analyses and trending in order to maintain the Quality System and the reliability and continuous improvement processes.

It shall be the job of the QC Tech to interpret documentation and spec sheets, work instructions and confer with production and management staff to define and update the applicable quality and reliability standards or documents.

This position is also responsible for maintaining the calibration system and performing designated calibrations per internal procedures.

QC Tech will also function as a trained internal/supplier auditor.


Overall Responsibilities

  • Perform incoming inspection/ analysis on raw materials/components according to written procedures and spec.
  • Manage and maintain the QC laboratory.
  • Support the internal/supplier auditing function to GFSI System requirements.
  • Maintain instrument calibration system, documents and procedures.
  • Assures consistent quality of production by developing and enforcing good manufacturing practice (GAP) systems; validating processes; providing documentation.
  • Perform job duties adhering to quality specifications, food safety, legality and company policies.


  • Knowledge and experience with applicable USDA. Prior auditing experience is desired.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Demonstrated proficiency utilizing inspection tools ; experience with calibration systems required
  • Proficient with PC use including Excel and MS Word
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as a Quality Technician, or similar.

 Scope of Authority

  • All employees have the right to question or refuse a work related directive that is unsafe.
  • All employees are expected to take appropriate measures regarding employee, product or equipment

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

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 instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situation.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and will be loud in the plant.

Potential Hazards and Environmental Factors

  1. Mechanical (potential for and injury due to moving forklift, wrapping machine, conveyor belt, and boxcar floor.)
  2. Electrical
  3. Chemicals (cleaning)
  4. Fumes, odors, box fiber dust
  5. Wet or slippery surfaces
  6. Vibration
  7. Noise (hearing protection required)
  8. Falls
  9. Stair steps/ladder

The above statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required for the position. Flexibility and improvement of job skills are essential to all positions at Great American Snacks.

Great American Snacks is an equal opportunity organization. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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