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Quality Assurance Auditor

 

Overview

A quality assurance auditor monitors companies production process to ensure they are in compliance with governmental regulations.

 

quality assurance auditor

 

What responsibilities will I have?

  • Perform product sampling duties and prepare reports based on findings
  • Provide legible, accurate, complete and timely computer entries and documents
  • Ensure appropriate decisions are made regarding the quality characteristics of products, materials and equipment
  • Able to meet sensory demands of the job: taste and feel
  • Safely use chemicals required for testing and cleaning
  • Successfully complete Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and Food Security Training
  • Ensure attendance and participation in training activities appropriate to the position and to incorporate acquired skills and knowledge
  • Ensure no injuries to self or others by following safe work practices and policies
  • Ensure the interface with team members and other support groups is in a participative management style conducive with operational goals
  • Report findings to management, if it is of safety concerns, do so immediately

 

What education and training is required?

A bachelor’s degree in food science, animal science, poultry science or other related field is required.

 

To pursue a career as a quality assurance auditor:

The following high school courses are recommended:  agricultural education, mathematics, biology, chemistry, business courses and computer courses

 

Where can I work?

Quality assurance auditors are employed by food production companies to ensure they are producing safe products that are of the quality their customers expect. These quality assurance auditors can work directly for the company or sometimes as a contractor to provide a third party perspective. The government also hires quality assurance auditors.

 

Future Job Market / Outlook

The future outlook for a quality assurance auditor will be great over the next five years.

 

Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Society of Quality Assurance
  • Quality Assurance Association
  • International Association for Food Protection
  • Produce Marketing Association