Brampton, ON L*A 3V9
QA Technician, Furlani Food Corporation
January 2014 – Present
QA product audit and verify SQF reports every 2 hours per product/Line and input data into WINSPC database
Set- up and calibrate Printers, Computers, Checkweigher, Metal Detectors, Thermometers, Rulers, Scales, ATP Luminometer, pH meter, and Electronic pipettor
Sample collection for retention, product review, R&D, Micro test & customer
Finished product review and documenting in QMS- DATA files
Finished Product Sensory Evaluation and specific bread volume checking
Flour silo tailing check
Product non-conformance follow up (HOLD, Supplier complaint & Product Disposition)
Foreign material contamination investigation, follow up and documentation
GMP inspection and enforcement
Preparing and collecting all SQF related reports
Training new operators for GMP and SQF and documentation as well as Onsite verification for LH/operator performance for CCP and CQP
Micro testing for product/spread/ingredients, media preparation and Autoclave performance check
Equipment cleaning verification & ATP testing
New York Breadstick KPI report data entry
Shipping case label creation or correction
Communicate with the other QA’s as well as other departments like production regarding important issues that needs follow up
Other tasks assigned like Batch control sheets documentation; New York stick short count report, also weekly and monthly tasks like Pre-op inspections and Glass and Brittle inspection respectively, Listeria swabs and more.
Student Lab Technician-Auditor, Quality Meat Packers Ltd
May 2011 - June2011
Audited production of a meat processing plant including Sanitization, Defatting, and Product Temperature maintenance procedures.
Conducted GMP audits, packaging inspection, checking for lot code and proper product specification.
Collected samples of new incoming and finished products for laboratory testing.
Performed microbiological, chemical, and physical testing on pork meat samples.
Analyzed and documented laboratory sample test results on paper as well as on computer program.
Utilized the FOSS food scan testing procedures of raw meat products testing for fat, moisture and protein content.
Performed Salt Percentage tests using Digital Salt Tester and carried out Soap and Sanitizer testing using chemical kits.
Prepared media, reagents, and instruments needed for laboratory testing.
Knowledge of basic aseptic techniques for microbiology/environmental testing, sterilization and chemical analysis.
Knowledge of microbial enumeration including: Total plate counts, Aerobic, & Anaerobic Plate Counts.
Knowledge of basic analytical lab skills.
Performed basic laboratory duties like cleaning and maintenance of lab/equipment.
Observed laboratory hygiene, safety regulations and precautions as well as Good Laboratory Practices.
Performed manipulation of test samples using instrumentation including digital meters for various tests including calibration, titration, spectrophotometer, hydrometer, refractometer, polarimeter, pH meters, autoclave, incubator, HPLC and GC.
Customer Service Associate, Independent Grocers
May 2007 – July 2007
Documented and faxed important test results to different departments, other plant locations and clients.
Greeted all incoming clients in a polite and professional manner.
Provided information as to products and services available responding to specific concerns and requests, enabling client in making an informed purchase decision.
Education and Training
Applied University of Toronto 2012
Microbiology Toronto, ON
Biotechnology / Centennial College 2010
Industrial Microbiology Scarborough, ON
Practical HACCP and Food The International HACCP Alliance 2013
Safety (HACCP I and II) Mississauga, ON
Biohazard Safety Training Centennial College 2010
Level 2 Scarborough, ON
WHMIS and MSDS Quality Meat Packers 2011
Safety Training Toronto, ON
Experience with software like WINSPC database, Label View, and Microsoft office applications
Experience with social media and internet research
Awarded for excellence in service provided to youth leadership from the Canadian Red Cross
Volunteer youth group leader for the Canadian Red Cross in Sudbury, ON
References will be provided upon request