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Quality Assurance Technician [Archived] - Saint Paul Park, MN


Saint Paul Park, MN



CMG is currently hiring for an entry level QA Technician in Saint Paul Park, MN.

Pay: DOQ

Shift: Monday through Friday from 7:30am-4pm


Contribute to the implementation and execution of Quality Assurance and Food Safety Programs to ensure the production of safe, wholesome, high quality products for our customers.




  • Perform daily pre-operation checks which include proper cleaning and reporting any maintenance concerns to the Maintenance department.
  • Perform Quality Assurance checks by enforcing Good Manufacturing Practices, Standard Operating Procedures, safety policies, HACCP and all other food safety programs.
  • Take the temperature of all coolers and freezers and calibrate all thermometers on a regular basis.
  • Place product on hold if it fails to meet specifications.
  • Review production paperwork to ensure it has been properly completed.
  • Complete any and all necessary paperwork.
  • Attend Quality Assurance meetings as needed.
  • Perform product label and raw material label audits.
  • Perform mock recalls on ingredients, packaging, and finished product.
  • Follow and enforce all state, federal and FDA guidelines.
  • Discuss inspection results with those responsible for products, and recommend necessary corrective actions.
  • Perform quality checks as product is produced (visual checks, weights and size) to ensure that each product meets specification. 
  • Issue retraining forms as needed
  • Assist/perform monthly safety checks


  • Verify running order of products to be manufactured.
  • Perform verification checks on metal detectors.
  • File paperwork and manage samples for outside accounts.
  • Complete daily product quality inspection forms
  • Assist with sensory testing


  • Perform ATP testing of all production lines prior to start-up of production.
  • File paperwork and submit samples for micro testing.
  • Follow all USDA guidelines as specified.
  • Complete daily product quality inspection forms

Product Development/Preparation

  • Print labels required for production, inspect labels for accuracy
  • New product development
  • Prepare new items for testing
  • Record/track products tested and results
  • Determine appropriate heat/temperature setting for new products (where applicable)
  • Once new products are approved, train employees on correct build for production


  • 1+ years work experience in food plant sanitation or quality assurance
  • GMP experience in manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Working knowledge of safety rules, regulations and training.



  • High School graduate or equivalent preferred, or skills adequate to meet requirements



  • Basic Math skills
  • Reading and writing (must be able to read and write in English)
  • Basic computer skills, with knowledge of Word and Excel programs
  • Multi-task oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt in an ever changing environment



  • Ability to lift 30lbs
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