Career Opportunity – Quality Specialist (Food Plant)

Kencraft Candy Department: Quality Assurance Reports to: Quality Programs Manager Contact: local@kencraftcandy.com Status: Exempt   Description: This position performs a variety of quality control tests/inspections and/or standard microbiological, chemical, physical or sensory testing and assays on products, materials, components, etc. at various stages of the production process to ensure compliance with quality and reliability standards. Manages finished goods positive release, net contents, and sensory program. Records statistical data, analyzes data, and writes summaries that validate or show deviations from existing standards. Recommends modifications to existing, or suggests new, standards, methods, and procedures. Works closely with the Quality Team to help identify, solve and prevent problems affecting quality. Responsibilities: 1. Participate in trace and recall procedures 2. Support traceability exercises 3. Support production in decisions related to quality and food safety 4. Audit GMPs, procedures and paperwork on the production floor 5. Identify gaps in procedures or processes 6. Review of HACCP documentation on Production Floor daily 7. Observe Behavior Based Quality daily 8. Perform follow-up activities driven by CPARs from Internal and Third Party Audits 9. Act as a member of Internal Audit Team 10. Ensure compliance with SQF level 2 standards 11. Manage relevant documentation for above job functions Background/Experience: 1. Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Chemistry or other related field, or equivalent work experience. 2. 0-2 years manufacturing and or laboratory 1-2 years experience in food industry preferred. 3. Familiar with a variety of QA concepts, practices, and procedures 4. Good verbal and written communication skills 5. Excellent attention to detail 6. Ability to meet assigned deadlines 7. Good computer experience within a windows environment with a strong level...

Career Opportunity – Confectionery Scientist

Confectionery Scientist Location: Southern Idaho Job Code: 873 Description Job SummaryThis position has responsibility to develop and oversee confectionary applications work. Essential Functions Develop confectionary prototypes that utilize company’s ingredients. Identify trends and opportunities in the confectionary market Work with business development in identifying key opportunities Provide technical support to business development and sales. Work with key customers on developing confectionary applications   Additional Functions Participate in national meetings Source needed ingredients and equipment for confectionary applications Qualifications Must possess MS degree or equivalent experience in confectionary science. Must be able to work independently Must have solid understanding of confectionary science. Must have good understanding of confectionary markets. Must have excellent carbohydrate chemistry background. Excellent communication skills Must work well with others and across various disciplines. Good presentation skills     Typical Physical Activity Physical Demands Regularly involves talking or listening, sitting, the use of hands to finger, handle, or feel. Occasionally involves standing, walking, crouching, stooping, kneeling, crawling, and reaching with the hands /arms. Bench top and pilot plant research on confectionary applications Physical Requirements Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 80 pounds. Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials. Involves light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature. Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and...