04/2020 to CurrentQuality TechnicianTreeHouse Foods Inc. | Buckner, KY
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.
Made recommendations on ways to improve testing procedures, production processes and training.
01/2019 to 02/2020Production OperatorGrote Industries Inc. | Madison, IN
Kept work area clean, neat and organized to prevent accidents, mishaps and misplaced tools.
Used established assembly instructions to complete jobs quickly, accurately and with zero errors.
Maintained maximum organization and productivity by properly sorting project components on work tables.
Inspected final products for defects and flaws using proper QA procedures.
Loaded supplies into machines by hand or by hoist.
Graded and packaged finished products, transporting items for additional processing, storage or shipment off-site.
Demonstrated proper use of equipment to newly hired employees to avoid workplace injuries.
Monitored machinery in operation to identify concerns and make corrections or report complex problems.
Set up and adjusted machines for day-to-day operations.
Documented production information via daily system logs and discussed non-conformance issues with management.
Inspected final products to assess compliance with quality standards and established tolerances.
Took on additional shifts during peak work periods to keep projects on schedule.
Applied quality control skills by inspecting cured productsfor defects, assigning grades and removing unacceptable items.
Observed continuous operation of automatic machines to guarantee products met specifications and to detect jams or malfunctions, making adjustments as necessary.
Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships.
Eliminated downtime and maximized revenue by providing top project quality control.
04/2017 to 05/2018Administrative AssistantUnited Parcel Service | Louisville, KY
Assisted in the package operations.
Tracked hazardous materials (1Z tracking numbers and container locations).
Prepared Universal Load Device (ULD) manifests and other hazardous material paperwork.
Worked closely with the Load Planning department.
Worked hand-in-hand with the part-time supervisor.
Communicated between three software programs to ensure that data was accurate.
Ensured proper paperwork was supplied for every hazardous material aboard the containers.
Coached new employees on administrative procedures, company policies and performance standards.
Identified and recommended changes to existing processes to improve accuracy, efficiency and quality service.
Performed general office duties, including answering multi-line phone system, routing calls, delivering messages to staff and greeting visitors.
Maintained clean and well-organized production areas to avoid violations or unnecessary work delays due to hazards or inefficient layouts.
Applied strong leadership talents and problem-solving skills to maintain team efficiency and organize workflows to meet any daily demand.
Conducted routine inspections of incoming materials to check quality and compliance with established product specifications.
Prepared, calibrated and monitored production machinery to maintain optimal production levels and consistently achieve daily targets.
01/2016 to 05/2018Environmental Service TechnicianNew Castle Nursing & Rehab | New Castle, KY
Mixed, used and properly stored hazardous chemical cleaners to reduce risk of injury or illness.
Disposed of trash and recyclables each day to avoid waste buildup.
Removed waste paper and other trash from premises to designated area.
Arranged for provision of extra room bedding, linens, towels and furniture to satisfy guests with special needs.
Completed laundry services with special attention to care instructions, including hand-washing and dry cleaning.
Verified cleanliness and organization of storage areas and carts.
Kept building entryway glass clean and polished for professional presentation.
Hand-dusted and wiped down office furniture, fixtures and window sills to keep areas clean and comfortable.
Restocked room supplies such as facial tissues for personal touch with every job.
Dusted picture frames and wall hangings with cloth.
Removed bed sheets and towels from rooms and pre-treated stains to maintain and restore linen condition.
Returned emptied garbage receptacles to proper locations.
Vacuumed rugs and carpeted areas in offices, lobbies and corridors.
Engaged with guests on room requirements and amenities to promote overall satisfaction.
Moved chairs, desks and beds around rooms to clean behind and underneath furniture.
Disinfected and mopped bathrooms to keep facilities sanitary and clean.
Expected in 12/2021Associate of ScienceJefferson Community And Technical College, Louisville, KY
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Companies Worked For:
TreeHouse Foods Inc.
Grote Industries Inc.
United Parcel Service
New Castle Nursing & Rehab
Jefferson Community And Technical College
Job Titles Held:
Environmental Service Technician
Expected in 12/2021 Associate of Science
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