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Quality Control Technician- Portland, OR

QC Tech (Food & Beverage Manufacturing)

NE Portland, OR

Imediate opening for a Quality Control Technician for a food manufacturing company in NE PDX. This is a full-time day shift Temp-to-hire role for a new and growing quality team!  Desired candidates will have a minimum of one year of food manufacturing experience or a degree in food science.


The QC Tech will be responsible for monitoring production processes for meats processed in a facility processing both USDA and FDA products.  QC Tech will work to ensure all appropriate governmental regulations are met.  This is a full-time position with required overtime when needed. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform regular food safety checks, such as temperature, metal detection, etc.
  • Collect production samples for evaluation
  • Monitors production environment for adherence to food safety policies
  • Perform regular line checks of all production areas
  • Evaluate finished product utilizing 3M Molecular Detection System, and 3M Petrifilm Plates
  • Report test results promptly and accurately to ensure product control and release
  • Enter test results into QC trending spreadsheets
  • Ensure proper notification to all necessary parties of any deviations related to quality or food safety.
  • Neatly and accurately fill out and maintain a variety of QC paperwork



  • 1 year minimum of food manufacturing experience preferably in quality or related department. 
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations.
  • Aptitude to understand and carry out instructions in written and oral form.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to coordinate work with co-workers.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, ever changing environment
  • Ability to work in a refrigerated environment.
  • Requires the ability to stand and walk.
  • Ability to work weekends and required OT

Physical Requirements and Environment:

  • Physical requirements of the role will require standing and walking 8-10 hour shifts, in additional to bending, stooping, and lifting up to 50lbs on occasion.  Candidates must feel comfortable working in a production environment that can range in temperatures (30-40 degrees).  Candidates must also feel comfortable working around meat products including beef and chicken.

Shift: 5AM- 3PM Mon-Sat (OT when Required)

Pay: $17.50/hr

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