Food Safety & Quality Technician I – 2nd shift

Whitehall, WI

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Whitehall Specialties is a Wisconsin-based cheese company located in the heart of the Midwestern United States. We take pride in making quality cheese products for our customers.  Join a team with strong values and unparalleled work ethic.

Position Summary 

The Food Safety and Quality Technician is an essential role at Whitehall Specialties, Inc. FSQ employees must demonstrate the awareness, acumen, and willingness to become proficient with all inspections and procedures related to Quality Assurance and Food Safety programs, and will assist the FSQ Department in performing and documenting all regulatory compliance requirements.  The FSQ Tech I works closely with production staff in reporting any out-of-specification products, ingredients, or conditions as soon as possible.  He/She will work cross-functionally to ensure all employees follow GMP’s and Quality protocols as defined by local, state, and federal regulations. Must be highly motivated and organized with the willingness to learn. May occasionally be required to lift up to 55 lbs.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Efficiently learns and retains knowledge about inspection and analytical procedures
  • Contributes to special projects as assigned by FSQ Lead
  • Contributes to the Positive Release and Hold Program
  • Assists SQF Practitioner(s) in Food Safety Program review in preparation for SQF Audits
  • Performs Redzone QMS Inspections
  • Becomes trained in and perform internal audits
  • Understands and enforces facility GMP and Safety requirements
  • Informs upper management immediately of any food safety risks or significant non-conformances and take action to maintain the integrity and efficacy of the Food Safety and Food Adulteration / Food Defense programs
  • Applies knowledge of customer expectations and Food Safety & Quality standards to adequately protect customer and regulatory requirements
  • Assists with decision-making, assessing risk, trouble-shooting, problem solving
  • Completes any task as assigned by FSQ Lead

Core hours: M-F 2pm-10pm + possible overtime and occasional weekend availability.

Training: 1st shift until prepared, typically M-F 7am-3pm

Job Type: Full-time

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school education
  • Microsoft Office

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Food Science, Biology, Microbiology, or Chemistry Degree
  • General knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), Sanitation, and Production
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment

Benefits: 401(k), 401(k) matching, Dental insurance, Disability insurance, Employee assistance program, Flexible spending account, Health insurance, Health savings account, Life insurance, Paid time off, Retirement plan, Tuition reimbursement, Vision insurance

$17.00-$18.00/hour + shift differential

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