Quality Control Bench Technician - 2nd Shift

Location: Marlborough, MA, US

Category: Operations

Ken’s Foods is a family owned business that takes pride in its roots.  Ken's Foods, Inc was incorporated in 1958, and currently has plant operations in Marlborough, Massachusetts, McDonough, Georgia, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Lebanon, Indiana.  In addition, Ken's employs over 1000 employees nationally. To this day, Ken’s is still owned by the same family, as they continue their tradition of flavor obsession.  Joining Ken’s Foods is becoming part of an enthusiastic team.  Whether you’re in our state-of-the-art facilities or in our corporate headquarters, you’ll enjoy a warm company culture and get all the tools you will need to succeed in your career. 

SUMMARY

Do you have an interest in food manufacturing?  Have you ever wondered how food products are produced and packaged?  If you have an interest in the science of food, then come join our team!

Kens Foods, manufacturer of dressings and sauces, is looking for a second shift Quality Assurance Bench Technician. This is an entry level laboratory position working with product specifications within our manufacturing facility. This position works closely with other departments to ensure that products consistently remain within quality specifications by performing various analytical tests and checks. 

The QA Technician is responsible for ensuring that the daily quality testing and activities are carried out in a timely fashion and documented in accordance to company standards. 

 

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for compliance to Food Safety; maintain SQF certification through compliance to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and maintain good housekeeping by being inspection-ready at all times
  • Test each batch for acidity, salt, viscosity, and color; making sure that they are in specification
  • Give correction to any batches that are out of specification
  • Test filler before each line start up
  • Test finished product for acidity, salt, viscosity, and color every hour
  • Inspect labels, codes, and weights on finished products to make sure that they meet quality standard
  • Put products on hold that do not meet specifications
  • Collect samples for shelf-life and micro-plating
  • Calibrate acid and salt titrators daily

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training
  • Desire to work with numbers, specifications, and formulas
  • Interest in working in a manufacturing lab setting

 

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