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Job Title:

Quality Assurance Technician

Job Post ID:


Posted Until:







2nd and 3rd Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

What you’ll do:
• Fully support QA and Operations management in high care program implementation.
• Engage with Operations, communicates with Line Leads and Supervisors to prevent and resolve any quality issues in the production floor.
• Ensure quality standards are met by auditing production.
• Perform pre-operational, operational inspections in accordance with GMP standards.
• Carry out monitoring and verification activities in accordance with HACCP plan (including temperature checks and metal detector checks).
• Perform quality checks, including, but not limited to, label inspections (USDA bug), Lot code inspections, net weight checks, sensory checks.
• Verify equipment calibration (thermometers, scales).
• Verify specifications for finished products and incoming ingredients.
• Follow hold protocol for any nonconforming ingredients and finished goods.
• Verify specifications and validation for finished product and ingredients.
• Perform corrective actions for any food safety, A/B standard, or sanitation issues.
• Perform environmental swabbing.
• Set up sandwich line.
• Check for USDA bug when applicable.
• Use calibrated probes
• Measure and taste batches and initialize record book.
• Hold product that does not meet quality standards and /or deviates from the HACCP plan.
• Stop production line if product doesn’t meet quality standards.
• Communicate any issues to Supervisors and Manager.
• Perform component weight checks
• Each employee of Hearthside must fully understand and follow all Facility Good Manufacturing Practices. Each Employee is responsible for food safety, and therefore, responsible to report food safety concerns to their immediate supervisor or manager and take action if necessary.

Job Requirements:

• Education: High school Diploma or GED
• Skills/knowledge: Knowledge of Science and Math. Some computer experiences helpful.
• Experience: Manufacturing experience in food industry
• Abilities: Job involves standing, walking, sitting, stooping and bending at the waist and ground levels.
• Performs USDA/HACCP/SSOP inspections.
• Performs temperature checks, net weights, and other quality tests.
• Verifies specifications and validation for finished product & ingredients.
• Performs corrective actions for any issues (food safety, sanitation and A/B standards)


Are you looking for steady full-time work with full benefits including?
* Health Insurance
* Flex Spending
* Dental/Vision Insurance
* Paid every Friday
* Company paid for Short & Long-Term Disability
* Company paid for Life Insurance
* Paid Holidays
* 2 weeks accrued vacation starting the first year
* Bonuses of up to $400 for everyone
* 401K with matching
* Referral bonuses of $500 (Get hired and refer someone, get $500)
* Differential pay for working in cold rooms
* Plus, much more!

Company Information

Who We Are:
Hearthside Food Solutions is the industry’s leading food contract manufacturer, and leader in nutritional bars and baked snacks
Our product categories include energy bars, snack bars, granola bars, baked bars, cookies, crackers, pretzels, croutons, breadcrumbs, snack components and other baked foods and snacks. Hearthside is also one of the largest food contract packaging companies, we package many foods that people eat every day. Today Hearthside operates 38 production facilities, including three in Europe, and is a volume leader in multiple food categories.
At the heart of every world-class manufacturer, and at the heart of every great company, you will find a unique and valuable culture. Hearthside’s empowerment culture of continuous improvement and customer focus is the great enabler for the value we create for customers. Explore our website, speak with our people and tour our facilities. The Hearthside culture is a game changer and a powerful competitive advantage for the company and our customers.
Universal Packers are responsible for assisting Hearthside Food Solutions facilities in the placing, packing and palletizing of components or products for the Operations Department

Application Instructions:

Apply online to our website

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