Stand By Operator - Quality at SDF Saputo Dairy Foods USA

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: FRIENDSHIP, New York

Job Description:

At Saputo, our best comes from our people. We're a talented and caring team with a longstanding history of excellence.Since our first days delivering cheese on a bicycle, we've grown into a leading global dairy processor by staying true to the culture that defines us. Each of our employees is committed to uphold our tradition of care, quality, and passion through food, and together, we foster an environment where we can all make contributions that matter-from our manufacturing plants to our office locations and everywhere in-between.

How you will make contributions that matter...

The Quality Assurance line technician's primary responsibility involves performing routine line checks and product sampling from the individual mixes on the various production filling lines. The technician will have a working knowledge of the production operations in each filling room and will be cross trained to provide basic coverage for other technicians on each shift and in each operation. A line technician is team oriented and has the leadership and communication skills to sufficiently perform, document, and correct situations noted during the necessary product evaluations. The technician will provide adequate information and notification to the QA Supervisor through the daily line check sheet in an accurate and timely fashion to ensure the safety and quality of all product being packaged.

  • Collects samples and perform physical analytical sampling and testing of raw ingredients, packaging materials and finished goods dairy food products in accordance with established guidelines. Ability to apply and interpret results.

  • Perform microbiological/bacteriological sampling of dairy food products in accordance with established guidelines.

  • Identify and effectively communicate any out-of-specification results. Follow established notification protocol.

  • Routinely collect product samples from production lines as outlined by testing requirements.

  • Exceptional organizational skills in order to maintain all QC records and filing.

  • Accurately and neatly complete analytical testing documents and enter data into system.

  • Perform environmental control swabbing after clean-up and CIP/SIP. Report any deviations.

  • Review end of code samples for spoilage and enter results into the system.

  • Assist in placing product on hold from the production line, following established notification protocol.

  • Must be proficient with all quality control functions throughout the facility.

  • Maintain a clean work area.

  • Comply with all Quality Assurance Procedures (QAP's).

  • Comply with federal, state and local dairy food regulations.

  • Adhere to the Saputo Code of Ethics and actively apply the Saputo Company Values.

  • Work together professionally with co-workers and other department personnel.

  • Other duties as required by management.

You are best suited for the role if you...

  • Previous experience with food quality specifications, process control monitoring and positive release documentation or similar experience with strict adherence to protocol is preferred.

  • Advanced quality/food safety training and/or certifications is a plus, but not required.

  • Strong math skills.

  • Strong computer and business skills (SAP, Microsoft Office products, email, copy, scanning)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated work history

We support and care for our employees by providing them with...

  • Offer Development Opportunities that enhance your career fulfillment

  • Provide meaningful compensation & benefits that help you care for your family

  • Give opportunities to contribute to your community and enhance the lives of others through Saputo products.


Saputo is among the top three cheese producers in the USA and one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. We have a diversified product portfolio with well-known retail brands, such as Friendship Dairies, Frigo Cheese, Montchevre, Stella and Treasure Cave, and a strong foodservice presence, partnering with chain restaurants and broadline distributors. Thanks to our countrywide footprint and national and international distribution networks, we're proud to bring our best to our customers and, consumers and have plenty of opportunities for our employees to grow in their own way. And we do it while also striving to build a healthier future for our people and the communities where we operate, guided by our values and the Saputo Promise. To learn more about Saputo in the USA, please click here. (

Join the Saputo Dairy USA team to make your contributions matter every day!

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