Quality Assurance Technician - 2nd Shift - 175144
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Oklahoma City, OK 73099
Over the past 70 years, OK Foods has evolved from a producer of livestock and poultry feed to one of the world’s largest fully-integrated chicken producers, but our company’s core values of taking care of our people and producing only the highest quality products have remained constant. In November 2011, OK Foods was acquired by Industrias Bachoco out of Celaya, Mexico. Today, we employ more than 3,000 workers domestically in the U.S. dedicated to producing consistently high quality products our customers have come to expect from OK Foods.
Summary This position monitors and verifies product compliance with all applicable specifications by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for setting up a workstation and assuring the necessary equipment is calibrated and functioning properly.
Responsible for monitoring all product attributes according to processing specifications.
Responsible for monitoring and documenting applicable HACCP, GMP and SSOP requirements.
Responsible for identifying and isolating questionable product.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Interpersonal Skills – Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control.
Oral Communication – Listens and gets clarification.
Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
Ethics – Treats people with respect; Works with integrity and ethically.
Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures.
Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment.
Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time.
Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos written in English. Ability to write simple correspondence in English. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to solve mathematical equations involving ruler readings, percentages, averages, rounding, and conversion of grams, pounds and ounces.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Other Skills and Abilities
A passing score on appropriate Quality test is required.
Following training, must be able to properly perform and record the following procedures: Thermometer Calibration, Taring a QC Scale, Product Forming Temperature, Raw Patty Weight, Batter Temperature, Batter Viscosity, % Batter Pickup, % Total Batter and Breader Pickup, Raw Tender Weight, % Predust Pickup, Fryer Dwell Time, Fryer Oil Temperature, FFA Level, Glaze Temperature, Glaze Viscosity, % Total Glaze Pickup.
This is an entry level position within the Quality Systems Function. Must be able to make good decisions regarding food safety and other quality decisions on a day-to-day basis. Must be able to understand and apply a written product specification. Must develop an understanding of HACCP, GMP and SSOP and their application in the raw processing areas. Must develop a thorough knowledge of the raw products and the inherent variation associated with the processes. Must be able to record data neatly and in an organized manner. Must have good communication skills. A high school diploma with course work in general science, biology and chemistry is recommended.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
An Equal Opportunity Employer to include females, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.