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QA Line Technician

Position: Quality Assurance Line Technician

Location: Rochester, NY

Pennant Ingredients has a B Shift QA Line Technician opening at our Chester St. facility.

Base pay: $18/hr. plus $1/hr.  shift differential from the hours after 3:30 pm and before 7:00 am.


Hours:  M – F 2:30 pm – 12:00 am.


Benefits Include:


  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401k
  • Holiday and Paid-Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program



Founded in Belgium in 1919, Puratos is an expert in bakery, patisserie and chocolate ingredients. We are growing rapidly with over 9000 employees in over 70 countries. Our passion for innovation, pioneering spirit and core values continue to propel our global ambitions. This, coupled with our commitment to our communities, is what makes working at Puratos so magical.


QA Technician Position




      • To ensure that all food safety and quality protocols are followed.
      • Preparation, baking and frying of food products.
      • To conduct all processes associated with the inspection, and release of finished goods.
      • To report and to react to any non-conformances and or abnormal observations or notifications as they occur.
      • To support the Manufacturing, Distribution, Sanitation, Maintenance, Development and Administration staffs as appropriate.
      • To ensure a clean and safe working environment.
      • To support and follow all QA programs and initiatives.
      • Conduct finished good evaluations.
      • Conduct and Communicate evaluation results and any non-conformances.
      • Conduct inbound inspection programs including COA reviews and maintenance.
      • Monitor supply inventories and request supplies when needed.
      • Conduct, communicate and maintain daily GMP, and process audit results to support continuous improvement.
      • Retain and Maintain item samples.
      • Monitor and report trial run results.
      • Support HACCP.
      • Communicate Food safety and Quality expectations to other departments.
      • Audit processes and help to identify opportunities for improvements.
      • Accurately complete required forms/checklists.
      • Assist and participate in QA projects and QA team.
      • Perform other duties as required or assigned.
      • Data entry into computers.



      • High School Diploma or successful GED completion.
      • Prior experience in a food manufacturing operation.
      • Ability to food safety guidelines.
      • General understanding of Retail Baking Equipment and practices.
      • General understanding of Evaluation protocols including Analytical and Physical test methods.
      • General understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices.
      • Basic Computer skills including word and spreadsheet applications.
      • Good communication skills.
      • Basic math skills.
      • Able to read and understand English instructions.
      • Understanding of weights and measures.
      • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision.
      • Able to work extended hours, available for overtime and weekend work as required.
      • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.
      • Regularly required to stand or walk for extended periods of time.
      • Regularly walks up and down stairs throughout the day.
      • Use a computer keyboard and monitor more than 15% of total work time.
      • Works in a commercial kitchen environment as well as a manufacturing environment.

Nearest Major Market: Rochester