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QA Technician

Company: Kraft-Heinz
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

General information

All posting locations: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

Job Function: 07 - Quality

Date Published: 07-May-2024

Ref #: R-82322

Description & Requirements

Plant Overview:

  • 3-Shift Operation
  • Non- Union Facility with approximately 200 hourly staff members which are a mix of temporary and full-time associates.
  • 100% Food Service, 4 bag soup lines, 1 tub line, 18 Kettles, 5 Filling lines, and 4 packaging lines.
  • Products include Frozen Soups and Macaroni & Cheese

    Company History: Kraft Heinz in Cedar Rapids started as Ashby Soups and was originated in the mid 1980's by Jamie and Shannon Ashby, along with their mother, using family held recipes for many kinds of soups. In the 1990s' the name was changed to Quality Chef Foods. Heinz acquired Quality Chef foods in the mid 2000's. In 2015 Kraft and Heinz merged to become Kraft Heinz as we know it today.

    Community Overview:

    The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area is known as the cultural corridor. There is always something to do, a site to visit or a show to see! Also, from Cedar Rapids there is an easy commute, great school communities, low crime rates and bike friendly. Cost of living ratio great. Cedar Rapids is a vibrant city, encompassing unique attractions, exciting events, specialty shopping, a dynamic art scene, and a large variety of restaurant and nightlife options. You'll find that Cedar Rapids offers one of the best places to live, work and play in the Midwest.

    More information on Cedar Rapids, IA can be found at: http://www.cedar-rapids.org/

    Job Overview:

    Are you ready to join a team that produces quality products that are amongst over 50 household brands in the U.S.? This is a place for you to create your career and make a difference! Kraft Heinz in Cedar Rapids is looking for candidates that want to make great soups!

    Perform micro on finished and raw goods. As well as perform environmental testing on food contact points. Pathogen testing on finished product as well as food contact points. Amylase testing on raw produce when needed.

    Responsibilities & Duties:
    • Microbiological analysis of product
    • Starch analysis
    • Amylase analysis
    • Environmental monitoring
    • Allergen analysis
    • Equipment swabs
    • Water testing
    • Data Entry
    • Ingredient inspection
    • Other duties as assigned

      • Manufacturing and science background is helpful.
      • The position requires approximately three months learning all functions of the department.
      • Responsible for following all Food Safety Policies and Safety Procedures.
      • Communicate clearly in person, by phone and in writing and Handle stressful situations.
      • Analyze, research, and resolve problems, with good follow-up skills.
      • Responsible for Q-RMP standards implementation as defined by the accountability list document.
      • Employees will follow all safety protocols and perform their job responsibilities in a safe manner. Safety is everyone's responsibility.
      • Successful candidates must have the willingness to:

        Always perform to the highest level of competence. Cooperate as a team. Be open, especially with information and knowledge. Trust and be trustworthy. Respect others - customers, suppliers, colleagues - and yourself. Be accountable for one's actions.

        Work Schedule:

        3rd Shift - 10:30pm - 7:00am

        Benefits & Compensation Overview:
        • Medical.
        • Dental.
        • Vision.
        • Additional perks: Pet Insurance, (EAP) Employee Assistance Program, etc.
        • (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.
        • Pay Rate: $22.51
        • Start earning PTO at hire, generous
        • Non-Union (FOIP) Field Operations Incentive Plan- BONUS PLAN

          About Us

          Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We're on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

          Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We're proud of where we've been - and even more thrilled about where we're headed - as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

          Why Us

          We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures - as we work together to lead the future of food.

          Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we're growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

          Office Collaboration & Hybrid Work Environment

          We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today's workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role's responsibilities and requirements.

          Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact NATAI@kraftheinz.com.

Keywords: Kraft-Heinz, Cedar Rapids , QA Technician, Professions , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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