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Hearthside Food Solutions Quality Assurance Technician in Kentwood, Michigan

A Place to Build Your Future Hearthside Food Solutions, the food industryrsquo;s largest contract manufacturer, has an opening for a Quality Assurance Technician. If working in a fast-paced, world class food plant interests you, Hearthside may be the opportunity you have been looking for. We are one of the fastest growing food companies in the US; part of the new wave of American manufacturers and we are looking for people with the right stuff to build our team. Who We Are We are Hearthside Food Solutions, a new kind of food company, and the industryrsquo;s largest contract manufacturer. You wonrsquo;t find our logo on store shelves, but our passion for quality and efficiency is evident in every product we make. Founded in 2009, today we operate 39 production facilities in 14 states and Europe, employing over 10,000 people. In an industry growing at 2%, we made the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies list three straight years. Our customers are some of the worldrsquo;s finest food companies. Responsibilities We are currently looking for a 2nd shift Quality Assurance Technician at our H2 facility on Oak Industrial Drive in Grand Rapids. Quality Technicians ensure all elements of food safety are met, sharing discrepancies with the Quality Manager. These discrepancies can include HACCP programs, Allergen programs, Sanitation procedures, GMP findings, Foreign Material findings, and HOLD procedures. The Quality Technician ensures that all regulatory, customer, and company quality initiatives are being met and maintained. This candidate must be willing to work some weekends, depending on production schedule. This can be a physically demanding role and requires a high level of overall fitness and stamina. It also requires leadership ability, good verbal communication skills, an attention to detail, and the ability to work well on a team and with people from multiple departments. This is a fast paced position and requires good reasoning and problem solving skills. A detailed job description with responsibilities and requirements will be provided during the interview process. Education, Experience, and Training liTwo-year degree or combination of education and experience/li /ul liThree years of Food Safety/Quality Assurance experience in a manufacturing environment; Bakery experience a plus/li /ul liProficient in MS Office applications such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word/li /ul liExcellent communication, decision-making, and organizational skills/li /ul liStrong self-confidence and leadership skills/li /ul Compensation We offer a highly competitive wage based on experience and a benefits package, including full healthcare benefits, 401(k) and more. Next Steps If you are seeking an opportunity in world class manufacturing with a dynamic company, if you possess the skills and traits described above, and if you are ready for a challenge, we would like to hear from you!