Medifast, Inc.

Quality & Food Safety Tech

Job Location US-MD-Owings Mills
Job ID
2020-3520
Job Category
Manufacturing
Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
B

Overview

Imagine going to work every day knowing that you’re helping to change someone’s life for the better.  How would that make you feel?  If you answered… amazing, then a career at Medifast might be a perfect fit for you!

We’re looking for talented, driven individuals who are looking to pursue a rewarding career in the health and wellness industry.  If you’re passionate about helping people, changing lives and making a difference, we encourage you to review our current opportunities and apply to be part of our team!

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

Responsibilities

This individual is responsible for working cross departmentally primarily with plant management, production, regulatory personnel, purchasing, and co-packers. Candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills along with verbal and written communications. Strong teamwork and project management skills.

 

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Food Science and Chemistry, Biotechnology, or related science field or equivalent experience.
  • 2-3 years of experience in food or pharmaceutical production required.
  • 2 years of QA/QC Technician experience in food or pharmaceutical / QA 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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