500 Bayly Street East, Ajax, Ontario, L1Z0B2
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Why is this role important?
Loblaw is looking to hire a Quality Assurance Specialist for the summer term. The Quality Assurance Specialist is accountable for ensuring that all inbound and outbound produce, meat & seafood meets LCL quality standards at the Distribution level. The Quality Specialist works with various areas (Produce Business Unit, Supply Chain, Distribution and Operations) to aid in the integration and adherence of policies and processes with respect to Quality thereby ensuring compliance to all statutory and company requirements.
Verify that all inbound product consistently meets our specifications for quality (size, weight, brix, colour etc) by measurement of key metrics and adherence to sampling and testing programs
Ensure adherence and compliance with established Quality Assurance programs and policies thereby ensuring that all product meets the highest standards of quality and food safety
Complete daily/ongoing QA auditing of product ( slot checks, inter branch and distribution checks)
Investigate and document all quality inspection findings with appropriate forms and systems (rejection reports, slot check, QA reports etc) on a daily/ongoing basis
QMS data entry and compilation of required metric reporting
Equipment calibration and returns
Continuous communication with QA Manager /Quality Assurance Team/Category Management Team/Supply Chain
Interact with CFIA with respect to inspections/detentions and recovery programs as needed
Conduct any general duties, specific projects and responsibilities as assigned or required in a timely and professional manner
Working towards post-secondary education in a related field
Previous experience in a Quality Assurance/Operations function preferably within the produce or meat industry ( Procurement, Retail, or Distribution) an asset
Ability to communicate (verbally and written) effectively inter-departmentally and at various levels throughout the organization
Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast paced, 24/7 refrigerated warehouse environment
Self-motivated, detail oriented, analytical and organized
Computer experience in a Windows environment
Raise the bar regarding company QA standards and exceptions and embrace a continuous improvement philosophy
Requires ability to stand for long periods of time and lift 50 lbs on a repetitive basis
Ability to work in a multi-temperature, cold storage environment
This is a 24/7 warehouse facility. Must be able to work all shifts, weekends, holidays etc. Shift is subject to change depending on business requirements.
Key Measures (Performance indicators) :
Contribution to the long term goals of the National Quality Assurance focus
Consistent reporting and communication
Improved fresh image and customer satisfaction
Cases verified, cases rejected, stale dates
How You’ll Succeed:
At Loblaw, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections.
If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today.
In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.
Type of Role:
Co-op (Fixed Term)
Loblaw recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.
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