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Quality Assurance Specialist

Company: Fresca Mexican Foods
Location: Caldwell
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Fresca Mexican Foods is a premier manufacturer of heat-pressed, hand-stretched flour and corn tortillas. Our SQF certified world-class facility is located in Caldwell, Idaho. For 45 years, Fresca has been manufacturing and supplying our customers with the highest quality products using the finest ingredients and time --tested formulations, manufacturing processes, and freezing techniques. Today, Fresca produces about 3 million tortillas per day, employs over 180 full-time employees and serves customer's world-wide.

Quality Assurance Specialist

Job Description:

The Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist is responsible for efficiently and accurately performing tasks related to the testing of product, setting of samples, and follow-thru on several Quality Assurance programs.


Day Shift: 5:30AM-2:00PM

Swing Shift: 1:30 PM-10:00PM

Night Shift: 9:30 PM - 6:00 AM


$15.00 - $22.00 per hour depending on experience

Shift Differential = $3.00 per hour between hours 5:30 PM to 5:30 AM

$1500 sign on bonus! (paid 180 days after start date)

Essential Functions:

Familiarity with all applicable equipment and provide quality inspections on all related items

Perform testing of finished products, raw materials and associated items as required.

Involvement in product weight control, temperatures, packaging, etc.

Obtain and maintain HACCP certification within company guidelines

Responsible for adhering to food safety and quality system requirements by committing to meet all pertinent regulatory, customer and SQF requirements

Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production

Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information. Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP's

Follow Good Manufacturing Practices

Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area

Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas

Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area. Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately

Perform other duties as assigned


Required Skills and Abilities:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals

Must be exceptionally detailed orientated with strong organizational skills

Must have exemplary listening skills, a positive attitude and enjoy working in a team environment

Effective verbal and written communication skills

Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail

Preferred Experience and Education:

High School diploma/GED

Previous experience working in a Quality Control or related position

Previous experience working in a food manufacturing plant

Experience with Good Manufacturing (GMP), Safe Quality Food (SQF) and/or HACCP practices

Physical Demands:

Light to moderate physical effort may be required

May be required to lift 30lbs regularly and 50lbs occasionally

Regularly required to stand, walk, reach and move around machinery for long periods of time

Must be able to work in varying working climates, i.e., temperatures may vary from very hot to very cold


Fresca offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, life insurance, 401 (K) with match, years of service bonuses, and more.

Applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.

Fresca Mexican Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Fresca Mexican Foods, Caldwell , Quality Assurance Specialist, Other , Caldwell, Idaho

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