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Milk Plant - Quality Assurance Technician I



Quality Assurance
San Antonio, TX, USA
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2024
H-E-B Manufacturing's goal is to achieve superior self-manufactured products through high quality, low-cost foods. We are committed to the growth, development, and training of our Partners, while continually achieving superior levels of service.

As a Manufacturing (Mfg) QA Technician I, you will provide support to the Plant to ensure quality and safety requirements are met.

Once you're eligible, you'll become an Owner in the company, so we're looking for commitment, hard work, and focus on quality and Customer service. 'Partner-owned' means our most important resources--People--drive the innovation, growth, and success that make H-E-B The Greatest Omnichannel Retailing Company.

Do you have a:

HEART FOR PEOPLE... willingness and the skills to train?

HEAD FOR BUSINESS... understanding of how to apply quality fundamentals and root cause analysis?

PASSION FOR RESULTS... drive to audit process controls to ensure product quality and food safety?

We are looking for:

  • coursework in food science, QM, or other sciences

What is the work?

Quality Assurance:

  • Fosters a positive working environment among diverse teams
  • Interacts with all plant personnel to improve quality of products produced
  • Provides quality assurance to support all Mfg initiatives
  • Trains production team members on safe, quality food manufacturing
  • Maintains laboratory in accordance with published 6S standards
  • Participates on cross-functional teams within the facility to develop basic preventive and corrective action plans for improving quality of product produced
  • Captures customer / supplier feedback; uses content for continuous improvement
  • Performs root cause analyses; identifies cost of lost opportunity and the reduction of variation in processes
  • Demonstrates understanding of traditional quality cost categories (i.e., prevention, appraisal, internal failure, and external failure)
  • Participates in failure mode effects analyses (FMEAs)

Auditing / Testing:

  • Audits, inspects, and tests products to ensure compliance with all quality standards and HACCP plans
  • Audits process controls to ensure product quality and food safety standards are within control limits and Plant standards
  • Tests finished product, work-in-process, and raw materials against specifications to determine quality status, including chemical, microbial, or physical testing
  • Performs floor checks to ensure control on non-conforming products; communicates findings to appropriate personnel
  • Participates in warehouse audits where applicable

What is your background?

  • A related degree or comparable formal training, certification, or work experience
  • 0 years of experience
  • Experience or coursework in food science, quality management, or other sciences
  • Completion of H-E-B certification as an ASQ Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA)

Do you have what it takes to be a fit as an H-E-B MFG QA Tech I?

  • Working familiarity with standard laboratory equipment to perform laboratory tests and exams
  • Working familiarity with basic statistics
  • Understanding of the application of the evolution of quality, quality fundamentals, and root cause analysis
  • Organization skills
  • Math skills (+, -, *, /)
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Verbal / written communication and presentation skills
  • PC skills, including MS Office
  • Bi-lingual (English - Spanish) skills a plus
  • Ability to learn / apply H-E-B quality and OSHA safety requirements, including behavior-based safety

Can you...

  • Travel by car or plane with overnight stays
  • Regularly lift up to 20 lbs
  • Occasionally lift 20 lbs
  • Work extended hours and rotating schedules
  • Maneuver through the facility and perform functions of the job, with or without accommodation (standing, stooping, bending, etc.)
  • Work in wet, cold, or hot, environments, depending on Plant location, where temperatures are as listed below:
  • Bakery and Tortilla: 80-100 degrees F
  • Floral: temperature-controlled environment that ranges from 32-42 degrees F
  • Ice Cream: (-)40 to 80 degrees F; certain areas in a wet environment
  • Meat: routinely 30-45 degrees F in a cold and wet environment; occasionally (-)20 or 85 degrees F in certain areas
  • Milk: routinely 60-80 degrees F in a wet environment; occasionally 38 degrees F in certain areas, 110 degrees in other areas
  • Snacks: temperature-controlled environment that ranges from 80-100 degrees F