Quality Assurance Technician
Canada Bread
 Largo, MD
Bimbo Canada (formerly Canada Bread Company, Limited) is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, Healthy Way® and McGavins®. Dempster’s is the national brand leader and a market leader in the health and well-being segment of bread products in Canada. The growth strategy is to focus on market leadership in all commercial bread categories. The company operates 19 bakeries and employs approximately 4,550 associates across Canada.  It seeks to create value by leading innovation in products and service delivery in the bakery industry, enhancing distribution services and processes, and continuing to grow premium white and whole grain breads, tortillas, bagels, rye, buns and rolls.

As an independent business unit of Grupo Bimbo, Bimbo Canada seeks to grow value-added bakery segments by focusing on health and well-being, and penetrating new bakery segments and channels of distribution. The business will continue to grow market leadership and margins by investing in the premium whole grain product category, and by delivering continued product innovation in other bakery and snack categories.

 

MARKETS:

Bimbo Canada serves major grocery chains, retail outlets and foodservice operations across Canada. The company distributes branded products in the discount, mainstream and super-premium segments, and is the leading producer in most major bakery categories. It also produces private label products for grocery and foodservice outlet.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Verify that ingredients and finished products meet QA standards.

 Schedule sampling and Review and analyze microbiological, chemical, and environmental results and follow up

to ensure problems are rectified.

 Verify that all CCP’s and process parameters function according to specifications.

 Assist with updating formulas and process parameters as necessary

 Assist with providing Operations with comprehensive support on complaints investigation and resolution.

 Contribute to development and implement improvements in quality production techniques

 Support the interpretation and enforcement of HACCP

 Provide training to management team and line operators in areas of food hygiene, GMP and Food Safety.

 Maintains and updates Food Quality Manual to align with corporate QA requirements.

 Interacts with Production, Maintenance, Sanitation and line employees when quality / food safety issues arise.

 Provides support to Technical Support group, Product Development staff and Operations on product

improvement, troubleshooting and product transfers.

 Provides reports on Quality Compliance and Food Safety to the plant and the Technical Services Leadership

team.

 Maintains external contacts with regulatory agencies, customer representatives and supplier representatives as

required fulfilling duties.

 Maintains internal contacts with Operations, Distribution, Sales Operations and Sales Management as required

to inform and direct them on quality and food safety issues

 Actively participates on overall Quality and Food Safety continuous improvement programs.

 Perform and maintain internal inspection schedule and communicate and track Non-conformance with team

 Perform daily Final product quality check and participate in sensory evaluation

 Investigate and complete customer complaints report. Prepare trend for operation

 Collect and verify all QA related document and maintain Archive

 Perform Raw material mass balance traceability exercise

 Perform all other QA related task if require

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND & WORK EXPERIENCE

 Strong communication skills

 Food Safety Background

 HACCP experience

 Strong attention to detail

 Candidates must be flexible to work in a 24-hour environment (shift work or weekend if require)

 Minimum 2 years of experience in QA

 Preferred food science or equivalent post-secondary

Please note all offers of employment at Bimbo Canada (formerly Canada Bread Company, Limited) are conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-hire background check. This may include anything up to and including a criminal history check, reference checks and/or credit check.

Bimbo Canada is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all interested individuals; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.​