Welcome to Daiya Foods, where we operate a manufacturing facility and offices that are LEED Certified, embodying our commitment to sustainability through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design principles. Our dedication to minimizing environmental impact extends across our operations: 

At Daiya Foods, our social and environmental sustainability efforts are integral to our mission. As pioneers in the plant-based movement, we're driven by innovation and a passion for creating delightful alternatives. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, have food allergies, or are simply curious about plant-based options, our diverse portfolio of great tasting foods invites everyone to the table. 

Join our team of food-loving Daiyans, where our shared passion, vision, and ability to bring smiles to each other's faces fuel our journey of plant-based exploration.

 

Your Future Role  

The QA Technician  is responsible for day-to-day food safety and quality monitoring and verification activities at the manufacturing facility. The technician ensures that Daiya’s food safety and quality standards are enforced and maintained at all stages of the manufacturing processes; and supports the continuous production line operation.  

 

Shift Time:  4:30am to 1pm (Monday to Friday), with occasional overtime

 Pay: $26.50 / hourly

Contract: 2 years

 

What You Will Do 

  • Monitor the quality of ingredients, work-in-progress, and finished products through allergen, microbial, chemistry, organoleptic analyses, and on-site quality verifications
  • Conduct bulk ingredient receiving quality checks
  • Assist in investigation and troubleshooting of quality incidents
  • Collect and perform environmental sampling and evaluations
  • Complete sanitation verifications and take immediate actions where necessary
  • Verify production process records, conduct internal audits and follow up with the Operations team
  • Follow good laboratory practices; Calibrate laboratory equipment Manage Hold and Release program and Non-conformance Records (NCR)
  • Assist in handling customer complaints and traceability exercise
  • Maintain and organize QA and HACCP-related documents, perform SQF and HACCP-related tasks as assigned. A timely report of GMP concerns
  • HACCP-related SOPs as needed
  • Ensure a safe working environment
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Your Background 

  • Graduation with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or college in Food Science, Microbiology, or related discipline; the equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Previous QA/QC experience in Food Manufacturing facility
  • Ability to perform microbiological testing and evaluations
  • Working knowledge of HACCP, Prerequisites, and GMP, and ability to train others

 

What You Bring 

  • Sound and professional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities
  • Organized and attention to details
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Proactive, ability to multitask and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced and changing environment with minimal supervision

 

Compensation, Benefits & Perks 

  • Competitive compensation
  • Extended Health benefits fully paid by Daiya for your family
  • 3 weeks’ vacation
  • Annual personal health and wellness fund
  • Fun and creative environment
  • Inspiring and innovative work
  • Smart and passionate teams
  • Making people and the planet a healthier place

 

At Daiya Foods, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment, one in which employees can bring their whole selves to work everyday.  We welcome and celebrate differences because we believe a multitude of perspectives fosters innovation and will help us achieve our vision.

Daiya Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and prohibits discrimination of any kind.  We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, religion, marital or family status, age and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.  We endeavor to recruit, develop, and retain the best talent from a diverse candidate pool and truly believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion among our team members is vital to our success as a company.  We trust that in applying for a role with us you value this as well!

 

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