SunOpta Quality Assurance Technician II in Allentown Facility, Pennsylvania


*FLSA Status (US): Non-Exempt *

Department: Quality

Reports To: Quality Assurance Manager


This position is responsible for monitoring quality control on food production line, ensuring quality specifications are met and ensuring product meets specifications.

*Essential Duties and Responsibilities: *

  • Monitor quality control on a food production line

  • Perform all testing and verification of equipment, product, packaging, and coding parameters as required by Standard Operating Procedures, and according to the specifications for the specific product being manufactured. Communicate to appropriate production staff, maintenance staff, or management when problems arise.

  • Record problem and solution on appropriate forms.

  • Check paperwork for accuracy.

  • Verify ingredients staged for production are correct per the recipe requirements.**

  • Check seals, date codes, and temperatures every hour and verify metal detector to ensure good results.**

  • Must follow all employee safety, food safety, and quality procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).

  • Calibrate and clean instrumentations to ensure results are correct.

  • Must be able to work any shift and weekends when required.

  • Must wear all required PPE as required such as protective gloves, aprons, and safety glasses.

  • Leadership and ownership of the department, job responsibilities and job functions.

  • Ensure that packaged product meets all quality specifications.

  • Must be able to work independently, with little or no supervision, as well as professionally with other team members.

  • Complete all required production paperwork as required in a neat and professionally manner.

  • Strictly adhere to all safety policies.

  • Committed to ensuring that the products produced meet all food safety and quality requirements.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Passing of background and drug screens.
  • A desire to succeed and good work ethics are required.
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • High-energy, flexible, self-starter, hands on, comfortable with little or no administrative support.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Team player with a sense of urgency and a self-accountability mentality.


  • Any combination of experience and education that provides the required knowledge, such as:
  • BS/BA degree in Biology, Chemistry, Food Science/Food Technology or related field


4 years experience in a production or manufacturing environment

Knowledge and Skills

Must possess the knowledge and understanding of basic math skills including weight calculations, averages and percentages. Must be able to read and write in English.

Travel Requirements

None as part of normal job requirements; but travel may occur per management due to training needs

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • 75% of work is performed in an manufacturing facility which is not climate controlled and may contain allergens; other 25% of work is performed in a lab setting
  • Ability to sit, stand and bend
  • Ability to lift at least 30 lbs.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Primary Location: US-PA-Allentown Facility

Work Locations: Allentown Facility (4057) 7108 Daniels Drive Allentown, 18106

Job: Quality Assurance

Organization: CPG

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Standard

Job Posting: May 8, 2018, 4:24:44 PM

Req ID: 1800005B