Quality Assurance Analyst 1

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/28/2021 7:10 AM)
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Here it is!  A rare opportunity to make a profoundly positive impact on the food supply chain. As a QA Analyst, you will be a member of a team dedicated to ensure that the food produced at Chatham Village Foods in Wareham, Massachusetts is of phenomenal quality, safe for our customers, and deserving of the Marzetti name.  If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your existing food QA experience in an environment focused on nurturing growth...  continue reading!


The QA Analyst samples product and performs both physical and chemical tests that are outlined in the QA Manual.  This individual will ensure that the requirments for proper lab operation are maintained. 


  • Basic understanding of the key testing attributes measured daily in the job Follows Work Practices in Quality Assurance manual and compares test results to standards.
  • Reports processing problems or potential problems immediately to Production Supervisor and QA Manager.
  • Reports packaging line problems or potential problems immediately to Production Supervisor and QA Manager.
  • Collects retain samples at prescribed frequency and maintains samples in an organized fashion.
  • Maintains adequate inventory of lab-prepared colors and flavors.
  • Maintains lab work area in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • Performs calibration of lab equipment when assigned.
  • Monitors critical control points (CCPs) for pH, water activity and metal detection.
  • Follows and maintains awareness of the plant Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and reports anything which might have a negative affect on products or company image.
  • Capable and willing to follow detailed instructions and specifications
  • Capacity to learn tasks and supporting methods
  • Follows Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) established by QA Manager and safety guidelines established by plant management.
  • Ensures compliance to quality, food safety, 5S, OSHA and HACCP support programs; assures conformity to all company, customer and government standards.
  • Participates in activities related to Marzetti Operational Excellence.
  • Any and all other duties as assigned due to business needs


  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Microbiology, or related field: or 2 years’ experience.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a team.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and computer skills required


  • Basic science skills; math, accurate data collection, general lab, and computer data entry
  • Dependable and timely
  • Fundamental written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently on pre-assigned tasks
  • Time management and prioritization of critical tasks
  • Work respectfully and professionally; contribute to a team environment
  • Ability to react and make decisions on Food Safety or Quality deviations
  • Multi-task, organize job tasks and the workspace

Working Conditions/Environment

Works in a laboratory and manufacturing environment where the employee is regularly required to speak, read, sit, stand, walk, climb, crouch, lift, reach, grasp and bend while moving about the facility.   Requires some lifting of moderately heavy items such as test equipment and product cases.  Must be able to stand for an 8 – 10 hour shift (sometimes longer) with regular breaks while performing repetitive tasks.  May be required to work overtime and/or weekends as needed.  The employee may be exposed to non-ambient temperatures, odors, dust, oil, slippery floors, moving parts/equipment, and handling of hazardous testing and sanitation chemicals.  The noise level in the lab is moderate and loud in the plant.  Ear protection, eye/face protection, hair/beard nets, steel-toed/slip-resistant shoes, and gloves are required as necessary in accordance with company GMP and safety standards.


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