Ajinomoto Foods North America

  • ATFN Food Safety & Quality Assurance Technician

    Job Locations US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/30/2018 4:07 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Field
    Quality Assurance
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    First Shift
  • Overview

    1. Maintain Food Safety Program
    2. Maintain Lab and Inventory


    • Participate and report on pre-operational and operational audit programs.
    • Carry out line checks and all verification processes.
    • Verify all critical control points and control points for all processes in accordance with plant HACCP and GMP programs.
    • Assist in the monitoring of raw material and finished product specifications; maintain and report raw material and finished goods “HOLD” tag logs.
    • Carry out microbiological and chemical analytical tests on finished goods, environmental and other contact surfaces.
    • Prepare pre-shipment approval reports.
    • Complete all paperwork accurately and timely.
    • Review and modify the HACCP and SSOP programs along with other necessary paperwork.
    • Taste test finished goods for sensory evaluation.
    • Comply with all company policies and procedures.
    • Perform projects at the instruction of the QC/QA Supervisor.
    • Perform training of employees.
    • Perform other tasks as assigned.
    • Order materials to maintain inventory.
    • Maintain lab equipment and arrange for the repair and calibration of any defective equipment.
    • Maintain the daily operations of the lab.
    • Update lab SOPs as needed.
    • Maintain ISO databases.


    • Bachelors Degree (BA or BS) from a four year college or university; or at least two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in employee training and support; attention to detail; familiarity with computers. 
    • Must be able to work in a cooler environment (40 - 50 degrees)
    • Must be able to rotate to different shifts every 3 months



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