Quality Technician

Job Location US-KY-Buckner
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Allied Reliability is seeking experienced Quality Technicians for a 3rd Shift Direct Hire opening in Buckner, KY.  The Quality Technician performs analysis on in-process and finished products to ensure specifications are met. Makes accept/reject decision on incoming raw materials and pre-shipment samples based on pre-established criteria. Places defective product on hold in accordance with procedures. Resolves and reports defect issues. Interacts with other departments to communicate testing results.


  • Analysis and testing on in-process and finished products to ensure all quality and food safety Critical Control Points are met as defined by the applicable PJJ/Salsa and Traditional HACCP/Food Safety plans. 
  • Performs and documents processing line audits and product evaluations for PPJ, Salsa and Traditional products that include, but are not limited to: pH, water activity, viscosity, brix, salsa drain weights, product salt percentage, product sensory evaluation, packaging evaluation and CCP monitoring activity verifications.
  • Performs and document verification activities of product foreign material detection devices to ensure equipment  functionality.
  • Performs and document verification activities of pasteurizer water chemical concentrations in the PJJ/Salsa processing areas.
  • Assist in the identification and resolution of quality and food safety related non-conformances, including hold and release program activities.
  • Performs and documents housekeeping and sanitary conditions of processing environment.
  • Ensure employees are following all quality, food safety, GMP programs and procedures.
  • Review all production documents and investigate or correct for any missing or erroneous information.
  • Assist internal and external personnel on documentation requests, audits and inspections.
  • Assist in the collection and management of retain samples.
  • Performs sampling of environmental swabs, water and air testing.
  • Perform sanitation effectiveness verification activities that may include pre-operational inspections, environmental monitoring sampling and hygienic restoration activities.
  • Assist in the investigation of consumer complaints.
  • Work closely with operations, warehouse, sanitation, maintenance departments for all quality needs.
  • Performs lab and workstation housekeeping tasks.
  • Safely and accurately perform all duties as required for this position to ensure the safety and quality of our products.
  • All other duties as assigned.




  • At least 1 year of previous manufacturing experience. 
  • High School Diploma or GED required. 
  • AA or BS in Biology, Chemistry or Food Science preferred, not required. 



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