Weston Bakeries is a leader in the fast-paced, fresh-to-market baked goods business. We operate in the delicious world of breads, rolls, bagels, English muffins, tortillas, pita and flatbreads, as well as in the baked snacks and sweet goods markets. We make many of Canada's favourite fresh bakery products on a daily basis across eight Canadian provinces.

Our products are marketed and sold across Canada and the United States. We partner with Canada's grocery, drug, and convenience retailers to bring fresh bakery products to shoppers every day.

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QA Technician

East/Atl - Packaged Bread & Rolls - Amherst
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We conduct our business with integrity, contribute to our communities, and foster a respectful culture. We are building a culture of success here, and it depends on our people striving for greatness and having the courage and commitment to getting better every day.

We're always interested in connecting with high-performing, career-driven professionals who want to build the premier North American bakery organization with us.

Job Description

Weston Foods is a leading North American bakery company with a specialized focus across all key bakery categories, including breads and rolls, donuts, pies, cakes, alternatives breads, and others. We bake our products in more than 50 facilities across Canada and the USA, conducting our business with integrity, contributing to our communities, and fostering a respectful culture. We are building a culture of success here, and it depends on our people striving for greatness and having the courage and commitment to getting better every day.

As we forge ahead in the transformation of our business, we are coming together as a united North American enterprise, rebuilding our asset base, adding significant new capacity, and focusing on the development of our people. These building blocks are essential to moving forward as a growth-focused, insights-driven, consumer-led company that will celebrate food and the central part that food plays in our life
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Our Amherst, NS bakery is looking to hire a Quality Assurance Technician

Shift: 

  • 8am-430pm (Days)
  • Sunday-Thursday.
  • Some flexibility may be required around holidays.

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Compiles and reviews sample data taken during production
  • Measures and reviews product samples
  • Suggests and implements corrective measures to improve the manufacturing processes
    • Records and communicates results through reports, meetings and voicemail as required
  • Monitors incoming raw materials to ensure materials meet our specifications
  • Ensures compliance with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standards as well as HACCP compliance and other food safety and workplace safety initiatives
  • Support activities of other departments such as Production, Dry Warehouse, and Sanitation through auditing
    • Communicates with other departments to ensure that substandard product is identified
  • Ensures that substandard product is not packed and/or shipped and that it is disposed of as waste, rework or thrift inventory
    • Assists in the development of standards and procedures for new and existing products
  • Continuously strives to improve processes to eliminate waste
    • Leads and contributes to the efforts of Continuous Improvement Teams
  • Comply with GMP and Food Safety Requirements according to company policy
  • Generate and close Sanitation work orders
    • Generate reports on sanitation activities and communicate to the team
    • Create and modify sanitation work orders as required
  • Ability to lift 10kg as a part of monitoring and operation of production equipment per customer requirement.

 

Skills & Requirements
  • Experience in a quality assurance role required
  • Working knowledge of GMPs, HACCP and food safety compliance
  • Solid computer proficiency in Microsoft applications such as Excel, Word, and Powerpoint are essential
  • Applicant must be comfortable learning additional computer systems as required.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills
  • Ability to function and contribute in a team environment
  • HACCP, PCQI or other food industry training is a plus
  • Minimum 2 year degree in laboratory science, food technology or related field is preferred, however related experience in food quality assurance role(s) will also be considered
  • Generate reports on sanitation activities and communicate to the team
  • Create and modify sanitation work orders as required
  • Ability to lift 10kg as a part of monitoring and operation of production equipment per customer requirement.
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