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Quality Technician – Food Manufacturing Industry

Bakerly Barn

This is a Full-time position in San Antonio, TX posted August 14, 2023.

Positions open: 2

Shift: 11:00 AM- 7:30 PM or 6:00 PM- 2:30 AM

Pay: Base pay +$1 Shift Differential
Direct Hire including Benefits, Bonus incentive plan and PTO.

Location: Southeast SA- Brooks City Base (VIA transit route available):


Scope/Purpose of the Position

The Quality Assurance Technician is a critical part of the plants food safety and quality system who is responsible for monitoring, documenting, and enforcing policies in addition to training key team members and taking critical corrective action when required.?The technician role is a very hands-on, highly interactive role in a fast-paced, ever-changing production environment. The ability to quickly assess risk, lead a team to a decision point and ensure plans are executed are critical skills required to perform this role.


Major Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Monitor process controls (CCP’s, Allergen Control, Foreign Material Control, Labeling Requirements, Package Integrity, Product Specifications) to ensure adherence to all food safety and quality programs
  • Perform sample collection as required for microbiological or chemical testing (APC, Yeast & Mold, Water Activity, Moisture).
  • Perform product sampling and analysis to monitor product texture and shelf-life
  • Troubleshoot and take appropriate corrective action when deviations occur.
  • Document, monitor and analyze data to drive continuous improvement.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of all products manufactured by the plant as well as the raw materials, packaging materials, and operations required in the manufacturing process
  • Perform quality audits (AQL’s) to ensure product meets specification.
  • Investigate customer feedback and internal incidents and provide responses in a timely manner.
  • Monitor employees for proper work conduct including but not limited to GMP’s, SOP’s, and SSOP’s.
  • Review paperwork for accuracy and compliance to all food safety and quality programs.
  • Routinely interact with plant management teams (Production, Maintenance, Supply Chain).
  • Review monthly goals and continuous improvement projects with Quality Assurance Manager
  • Perform other duties and as assigned by the Quality Assurance Manager.


  • 2-3 years of experience in a Quality assurance role in a pharmaceutical / food manufacturing facility  

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science discipline with 1 year of experience in a pharmaceutical / food manufacturing facility in lieu of relevant work experience 

  • Clear understanding about microbiology; surface swabbing, analyzing environment (air,) organization of samples and collaboration with micro lab. Understanding of reading lab results is a plus. 

  • Sanitation experience to include procedures, handling of chemicals, write SSOP’s, and help sanitation crew 

  • Follow equipment calibration as required 

  • Rigorous monitor process controls and understanding a plus  

  • Experience with traceability exercise 

  • Ability to assess risk and make decisions under pressure in a fast-paced production environment.? 

  • Exceptional communication skills  

  • Knowledge of water activity analyses, moisture, and pH levels 

  • Understanding of parameters that influence process and / or quality of product. 

  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMPs and Food Safety training. 

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and/or coworkers.? 

  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision or in a team environment 

  • Critical thinking skills 

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.? 

  • Ability to read and interpret data and related documentation.? 

  • Mathematical (addition, division, multiplication, percentages) and computer skills (Email, Excel, Word, PowerPoint). 

  • Excellent time management skills.? 

  • Excellent attendance and punctuality. 

  • Ability to work in an environment with a wide range of temperatures 


Back Up 

The Quality Manager is the backup when the Quality Assurance Technician is absent.


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