Quality Assurance Technician

Job Title: Quality Assurance Technician


Please Note:

  • Preference will be given to qualified internal applicants. 
  • This position is located in Flagstaff, AZ. Please do not apply if you are not in the area, able to commute, or willing to relocate.


The Quality Control Technician is responsible for daily quality checks in a multitude of areas. Checks include process review, documentation, and product inspection. This position provides support to Production, Warehouse, Sanitation, Purchasing, and Maintenance departments. 


  • Conduct daily food safety & quality in-process checks, including data entry, and report issues to authorized production personnel/quality management to work to resolve 
  • Conduct label reviews (CQP) to ensure compliance to customer, regulatory, and internal requirements 
  • Review Production quality & food safety documentation to ensure documents are complete, accurate, and legible as well as review for any pertinent issues warranting further investigation 
  • Conduct physical product testing (internal & customer) including, but not limited to, weight checks, bake-out, strength, diameter, length, overwrap, etc. 
  • Verify Production pre-startup inspection to ultimately release the line/machine as approved for production 
  • Perform post-cleaning and pre-operational evaluations to ensure sanitary standards are met (i.e., ATP testing, visual inspections, etc.) 
  • Maintain quality spreadsheets, data entry, and records 
  • Conduct Production inspections to ensure compliance to regulatory agency, SQF Code, and internal requirements 
  • Conduct finished product sampling and microbiological laboratory analysis based on customer & internal requirements 
  • Provide Production line/machine support (including packing) 
  • Assist with quality issues and food safety issues based on in-process checks, case audits, or requests by production, quality, or management 
  • Assist with Finished Product Retention program 
  • Complete analytical testing as defined by supervisor 
  • Coach all new and current employees on quality and food safety practices and issues 
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor 


  • Involves clerical, analytical, and organizational skills 
  • Attention to detail and ability to use measuring equipment required 
  • Able to identify and accurately report defective materials, food safety hazards, and potential product contaminants 
  • Must have good communication and organizational skills 
  • Able to read, analyze, and follow directions 
  • Must be able to speak, listen, and effectively communicate with team members and actively participate in meetings 
  • Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw a valid conclusion 
  • Able to adhere to Good Manufacturing Policies (GMP) and abide by all procedures pertaining to allergen control 
  • Involves regular computer systems/software operation and use of office equipment 
  • Must have full use of arms and legs, be able to stand on a continuous basis, and be able to climb stairs to access all areas of the plant and offices regularly 
  • Must possess manual dexterity and perform repetitive tasks up to 12 hours per day 
  • Must be able to frequently: walk, use hands to grip, pinch, handle, reach, or feel 
  • Must be able to occasionally: lift up to 30 lbs., push or pull with up to 30 lbs. of force, stoop, kneel, climb or squat 
  • Adherence to the company attendance policy is required, which includes expectations of punctuality and limited unapproved absences 
  • Must be highly motivated and able to work well independently and in a team environment 
  • Must have a demonstrated record of professionalism, cooperation, and excellent communication 


  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Computer proficiency required with strong background in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) 
  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMP, Food Security and other food safety programs required 
  • Experience in Quality Assurance preferred 
  • Candidate needs strong knowledge of the packer handbook, facility manufacturing operations, packing procedures, and product quality expectations 
  • Must have demonstrated good work habits and attendance 
  • Knowledge/experience with SPC systems beneficial, but not required 

Internal Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to your local facility HR manager. 

External Applicants select “get application” below for a printable application form or complete the fields at the bottom of the page to submit your application online. 

Location: Flagstaff, AZ

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