Ajinomoto Foods North America


Job Locations US-MS-Oakland
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/16/2021 12:43 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Job Field
Quality Assurance
Targeted Job Start Date
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Third Shift


Position will be responsible for ensuring plant sanitary conditions, and that raw and in-process materials and finished products meet established food safety and quality standards. Responsible for HACCP verification activities.  Responsibilities will include making decisions to accept or reject area, equipment, products or materials when deemed insanitary, possibly contaminated, or if the product is determined to be out of Ajinomoto Foods specifications.  When any deficiency in requirements occurs, it is the responsibility of the FSQA Technician to take appropriate action and inform the appropriate personnel.


  • Monitors the quality controls in daily production operations. Checks, inspects and investigates to ensure that GMP’s are followed, that sanitary conditions prevail, and that raw and in-process materials and finished products meet company and/or government standards as required.
  • Verifies that the HACCP plan is being followed. Monitors CCPs and CPs and verifies that production employees are correctly monitoring and documenting CCPs and CPs.
  • Keeps accurate and complete records.
  • Conducts plant testing as required. This may include testing machinery and equipment, temperature and process controls, new products, new raw materials, assisting in new product development, conducting supply and ingredient studies, etc.
  • Audit facility product weight control program as required.
  • Assists in root cause analysis of problems. Recommend solutions and preventive measures in areas involving product quality, raw materials, and sanitation controls.
  • Checks operating procedures and institutes changes coming from new product requirements, equipment changes, line speed requirements, raw material variations, etc.
  • Assists in developing and applying quality controls and related procedures in plant operations.
  • Provides advice regarding safety, sanitation, processing, filling and packaging techniques.
  • Perform all other work as assigned.


Education and Experience:


  • A High School Diploma or its equivalent is desirable. Meaningful education and experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.


  • Sufficiently broad experience in food manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Assurance and/or food plant production operations, processes, and policies to permit execution of assigned duties is strongly desired. Limited food manufacturing experience combined with an appropriate college degree may be considered.
  • Certifications such as HACCP, SQF, or through ASQ and other professional quality associations are helpful.


General Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:


  • Must have keen ability to analyze problems encountered and to make reasonable decisions based on facts/data, procedures, specifications, and experience.


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