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Food Quality Control Technician

Gonnella Baking Co has been baking bread for over 130 years since 1886 and has maintained their commitment to superior bakery products and a special standard of customer service. Its frozen dough division, Gonnella Frozen Products has been in operation for over 130 years. In 2007 Gonnella Frozen Products built its state-of-the-art frozen dough facility in Hazleton, PA. Gonnella Frozen Products in Hazleton, PA is currently seeking a full-time Quality Technician for 3rd shift. The ideal candidate will have Quality Technician experience. Gonnella Frozen Products operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week; candidates must be prepared to work a 3rd shift schedule as well as weekends and overtime as needed. We are looking for skilled team members who are focused on maintaining productivity and generating quality products.
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Job Location:
Hazleton, PA
Position Type:
Frozen Dough
Responsible for functioning with general supervision directly from the Assistant Quality Manager to install and implement company standards to insure conformity with quality specifications and nutritional information for finished products, monitoring and recommending corrective action.
Ensures compliance with various government regulations regarding labeling and safety of products required of food manufactures.
Receives and logs all customers’ complaints for the purpose of determining where emphasis should be placed at the plant to prevent a recurrence and provides answers to customer complaints and or inquiries.
Develops and recommends inspection and sampling techniques, quality control plans or processes control procedures that will ensure production of finished product to standard.
Participates and assists scoring with competitive brands.
Conducts research on product development and recommends modifications to achieve marketing and production goals.
Prepares statistical reports and documentation to inform management of critical quality issues. Monitors production waste reports and assists in resolving problems.
Adjust moulding boards and sheeters.
Stretch dough to correct lengths and cut and tie dough to form various products. Maintain control of dough temperature.
Job Requirements:
  • Able to prepare statistical data reports
  • Experience with quality audits on production floor
  • Able to use independent judgment
  • Experience with inspecting and monitoring production process and ensuring finished product, meets quality standard
  • Previous experience with receiving, logging and investigation of product complaints
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
  • Must have a High School diploma or GED equivalent with professional knowledge in the area of quality assurance relating to food manufacturing, which is equivalent to a two-year college program plus extended specialized training
Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience with all aspects of the food safety programs and established quality management systems (HACCP, SSOP and GMP)
  • Experience conducting daily food safety inspections
  • Experience working with metal detectors, scales and thermometers
  • Associates or Bachelor in Laboratory, chemical, or food studies preferred
  • Experience in fast paced production facility with 1-3 years’ experience in QA/QC food manufacturing.
Gonnella Baking Co. celebrates the major milestone of 130 years in the bread baking business, mixing high technology with old world traditions. We offer competitive benefits including; medical/dental, vacation, and 401k packages. Please visit us at
****$17.50/hr. + $0.75 3rd shift differential + $1/hr. Attendance Bonus****
Gonnella Frozen Products is an equal opportunity employer
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: Up to $20.00 per hour