Medifast, Inc.

  • Food Safety Tech

    Job Location US-MD-Owings Mills
    Job ID
    2018-2903
    Job Category
    Manufacturing
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    3rd
  • Overview

    The Quality & Food Safety Technician is responsible for capturing analytical, physical and microbial data to help drive the decision making process. This associate level position collaborates with other departments to help drive consistency in product manufacturing and ensure that products meet the needs and expectations of Medifast customers

    Responsibilities

    • Evaluate in-house and co-manufacture products using approved sensory and analytical methods to ensure conformance to specification.
    • Inspect production line start up, ingredients and packaging conformance per current SOP.
    • Verify control point and critical control point for each line during production as per HACCP plan.
    • Verify, test, and approve production equipment for proper cleaning and sanitation prior to product changeovers. Direct cleaning as necessary and communicate any failures to supervisor.
    • Support consumer complaint investigations by evaluating product, and reviewing documentation.
    • Collect and send samples out to a 3rd party lab, follow up, record and report results to supervisor.
    • Carry out and moderate panel tastings when necessary.
    • Promptly communicate any non-conformance or incident during shift to the supervisor.
    • Adhere to Good Laboratory Practices at all times.
    • Participate in professional development trainings to continue to drive improvement.
    • Support continuous improvement efforts within the lab, and manufacturing, for instance LSS projects.
    • Complete any additional tasks as assigned by Supervisor.

    Qualifications

    • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Quality Assurance, Biotechnology, or related science field preferred.
    • 2-3 years of experience in food or pharmaceutical production required.
    • 1 year of QA/QC Technician experience in food or pharmaceutical production preferred.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Team oriented.

    Basic computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

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