Food Safety & Quality Technician I

Whitehall, WI

Join our team in Whitehall, WI! 

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 & Quality Tech II is a mid-level position requiring at least 6 months of experience or knowledge in this environment.  The FSQ Tech II must demonstrate proficiency 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 II works closely with production staff in reporting any products, ingredients, or conditions that are out of specification as soon as possible.  He/She will work cross-functionally to ensure all employees follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) 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:

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge and competency for all FSQ inspections and analytical procedures
  • Leads 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 Safe Quality Food (SQF) Audits
  • Understands, teaches, and performs Redzone QMS Inspections
  • Fully trained and accurately performs internal audits
  • Understands and enforces facility GMP and safety requirements
  • Informs upper management immediately of any food safety risks or significant non-conformances and takes 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:

First or second shift

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 – $18.00 per hour

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school education
  • Microsoft Tools
  • 6 months experience or equivalent as an FSQ Tech

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
  • Experience with Dairy
  • 2 Major Medical Plans to choose from
  • Vision, Dental, Life , AD&D, 401(k), Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, FSA(Flex Spending Account), HSA (Health Savings Account), and more!
  • Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program
  • Company Sponsored Uniform and Safety Shoe Program, No Cost to Employees
$17.00-$18.00 per hour

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