Quality Assurance Technician - Afternoon Shift

  • Purdys Chocolatier
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jul 16, 2022

Job Description

Are you ready for a taste of the one of Canada's Top Employers?

Purdys Chocolatier is delighted to have been voted by our employees as one of the Canada's Best Employers. This esteemed award is a testament to the rich texture of our history and our more than 100 years of dedication to quality, trust, tradition, and innovation.

The Purdys difference is that we truly recognize the value of our people. We reward you with competitive compensation, recognition for your achievements, opportunities for ongoing training to grow professionally and personally, delicious perks, and much, much more.

Do you have a passion for Food Sciences and have a natural ability to be detail-oriented? If this is you and you happen to love chocolates, Purdys might have the perfect job for you! Our Production Factory on Kingsway in Vancouver, BC is looking for a Quality Assurance Technician to join our Quality Assurance Team!

Our Quality Assurance Technicians are responsible for activities associated with the development, implementation, monitoring, maintenance, and improvement of the company's quality and food safety system. This includes monitoring conformance to specifications and standards through testing and internal audits, data analysis, record maintenance, reporting on trends and performance indicators such as customer and store complaints, as well as conducting training for employees.

This is a permanent full-time role that requires availability for our afternoon shift from 4pm to midnight (Monday to Friday).

Job Duties and Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
  • Documents, implements, complies and enforces SQF policies and procedures
  • Executes and enforces food safety and quality procedures such as monitoringof good manufacturing practices; performs inspections, calibrations and environmental, sanitation and pest control monitoring and verification.
  • Monitors performance of food safety and quality program by checking conformance of production activities to standards, monitoring and completing quality-related forms, and conducting line inspections
  • Provides SQF training, including GMP training and other quality and food safety training needed to execute the food safety and quality program.
  • Executes the non-conformance process, including root cause analysis and corrective action and preventative action reporting; troubleshoots production issues, implements corrective action and verifies completion, as assigned.
  • Performs material, in-process and finished product sampling and testing and oversees lab testing
  • Monitors the document control process to ensure only current documents are in circulation and records are accurate and timely
  • Assists the QA manager in the development, maintenance, documentation and improvement of quality and food safety related processes
  • Assists the QA manager in performing internal audits and during third-party audits
  • Conducts product shelf-life analysis and monitors compliance to shelf life standards
  • Distributes product samples for sensory evaluation and testing; tabulates and reports results
  • Complies with all safety policies, accident prevention and compliance programs; reviews work areas for potential issues that could result in losses
  • Maintains nutritional information database and updates product specifications; ensures compliance of any new materials to determined standards; and analyzes the effects of the introduction of new materials in the factory
  • Develops, reviews and approves labelling changes.
  • Liaises with product development and production teams to ensure successful commercialization of new products.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science
  • This is an entry-level position or up to two years of experience
  • Advanced ability to communicate effectively in spokenand written English
  • Strong ability to lead and influence others and create a team environment
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Genesis, and other Quality related programs
  • Strong knowledge of GFSI-scheme in a food environment
  • Demonstrated problem solving and root cause analysis abilities


Purdys Chocolatier recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal education and paid employment. Applicants who present an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience will be considered and are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in Purdys Chocolatier, but due to the volume of applications received, we are only able to contact those applicants who have been selected for an interview. No phone calls please.
Purdys Chocolatier is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us via email at [email protected]

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