The QA Technician works in a continental shift and is responsible for the inspection of materials and finished product on the shop floor at defined intervals during the shift as well as physical testing in the laboratory in order to ensure that the product complies with Work Order requirements, internal, and Customer-specific specifications.
- Carry out inspections/checks during the production process to ensure that safe, legal, and quality products are made and compliant to AIB and BRC (GFSI) standards, including GMP and HACCP.
- In case of non-conformance, immediately inform (in writing) shift supervisor/in charge on duty, so that immediate corrective measures are taken and that product is manufactured to specifications.
- Perform the SPC checks as required in the plant.
- Perform calibration, maintenance and testing on laboratory instruments as directed.
- Support the Quality Supervisor / Quality Manager in conducting internal audits, implementing preventive and corrective actions.
- Maintain daily log and reports of quality-related problems and issue internal non-conformance reports.
- Provide training and support to the manufacturing team about quality issues.
- Audit all machines during the shift in order to ensure that operators are following the quality system (quality checks and all necessary forms and reports).
- Maintain and clean assigned workplace area/s and lab instruments on a daily basis. Organize product samples and documentation on a regular basis.
- Work in a safe manner and in compliance with the measures and procedures outlined by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and other regulations and as per the established company policies including proper usage of appropriate PPE devices as well as diligently following proper lock out/tag out procedures where applicable.
- Perform any other duties as assigned by Management.
- Minimum High School diploma or equivalent
- 1-3 years experience in a quality related role within a manufacturing environment, preferably in the packaging industry
- Knowledge of GMP, WHMIS, AIB or GFSI standards (further training will be provided)
- Working knowledge of HACCP (further training will be provided)
- Basic knowledge of Statistical concepts and process control
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office – Word & Excel and Email / Internet
- Must be able to use measuring equipment such as callipers, micrometers, height gages, tape measures, etc.
- Team player with multi-tasking abilities.
- Good communication skills in English (verbal and written)
- Attention to detail
- 12-hour Continental shift with 2-month rotation (7 shifts over 2-week period).
- This job is performed indoors in a laboratory and on the shop floor.
- Required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (Earplugs, Safety Glass, Safety Shoes and Hair net) at all times on the plant floor (Beard net where applicable).
- Frequent exposure to moving mechanical parts, heat, and high noise level on the plant floor.
- Lifting is generally in the 10 to 25 Lbs. range with minimal repetitions.
- Regularly required to stand and walk and occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
- Manual dexterity is required in order to handle and feel product
At Polar Pak, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. Polar Pak offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of our recruitment process. If you are in need of an accommodation during our recruitment process, please specify in your job application.