Quality Assurance Analyst I

Posted Date 2 months ago(6/10/2022 3:24 PM)
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About Us

T. Marzetti Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ: LANC), is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. Our retail brands include Marzetti®, New York Bakery™, Sister Schubert’s®, Reames®, Flatout®, Angelic Bakehouse®, and Bantam Bagels®, in addition to exclusive license agreements for Olive Garden® dressings, Chick-fil-A® sauces and Buffalo Wild Wings® sauces. Our foodservice business supplies many of the top restaurant chains in the United States.


At T. Marzetti, our mission is to be The Better Food Company: Better people, that make better products, in a better corporate culture, that work in unison to make the world a better place. Led by our purpose, To Nourish Growth with All that We Do, our more than 3,000 team members are dedicated to innovative and quality products as well as superior service and value for our customers.


Here it is!  An 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 ensuring 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.  So, 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 the product and performs physical and chemical tests outlined in the QA Manual.  In addition, this individual will ensure that the requirements for proper lab operation are maintained.


  • A basic understanding of the key testing attributes measured daily in the job Follows Work Practices in the Quality Assurance Manual and compares test results to standards.
  • Reports processing problems or potential problems immediately to the Production Supervisor and QA Manager.
  • Reports packaging line problems or potential problems immediately to the Production Supervisor and QA Manager.
  • Collects samples at the 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's Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and reports anything that might negatively affect 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 food manufacturing experience.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a team.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) are 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 per company GMP and safety standards.


*Note: Relocation is NOT provided at this time.

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At T. Marzetti, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect for everyone. We strongly encourage veterans, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, we will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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