Quality Technician

Parmalat Canada - Niagara, ON (8 months ago)

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Job Purpose

As a member of the Quality Team the Quality Technician is responsible for all aspects of product testing and monitoring of production environment quality to ensure that products meet food and quality specifications. Duties are performed through the use of equipment, auditing techniques, inspection, and testing method.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Perform analytical and microbiological, chemistry, and sensory testing and analysis of in-process and finished product samples according to approved standard operating procedures. Record and evaluate test data and notify the Quality Supervisor of any deviations from the prescribed product specifications. Conduct root cause analysis and determine the necessary corrective action.

Assist with the administering the plant’s Environmental Monitoring and Water Quality programs (sampling, testing, recording and evaluating data) in compliance with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and/or Ministry of the Environment operational requirements.

Organize and conduct shelf-life evaluation of specified products.

Organize, test and communicate test results for various product trials that require chemical or microbiological testing.

Monitor the release of finished product and ensure nonconforming product is not released in accordance with PQMS program and procedures.

Perform administrative duties such as maintain records, forms and logs including computer databases, and performing regular inventory checks and providing the Quality supervisor/Manager with a list of required supplies.

Education & Experience

College diploma or university degree in Food Science

Two (2) to three (3) years' experience in a dairy food lab

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of analytical and microbiological testing with respect to dairy food products and ability to problem solve

Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Organizational and time management skills

Good communication skills

Proficient with standard office computer technology such as Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office (Word & Excel), as well as business systems such as SAP

Knowledge of HACCP, PQMS and GMP policies and procedures

Afternoon shift (3pm or 4pm flexible start time)

Contract position for six (6) months or longer

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $18.32 /hour


  • Quality: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Niagara-on-the-Lake (Preferred)