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Quality Assurance Tester

  • Location: Northampton
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 9 days ago

  • Expiry Date: 13 October 2023
  • Referral:

"All candidates must be directly contracted by ASK Consulting on their payroll and cannot be subcontracted. We are unable to provide sponsorship at this moment".

QA Tester 1

Location: Northampton, MA

shift time: 4 crew schedule working 5:45am-6:15pm Monday, Tuesday. Off Wednesday Thursday. Work Friday-Sunday. Next week the opposite days on and off.

Job Description:

  • Perform laboratory tests (e.g., microbiological, calibration, chemical, sensory) in order to determine that raw materials, packaging and manufactured products meet the Companys quality standards and specifications.

  • Prepare samples and sampling plan for ingredients, intermediate or finished products, or other materials in order to perform analyses (e.g., chemical, physical, sensory, microbiological).

  • Process incoming or outgoing equipment (e.g., verify external calibration paperwork is correct, ship instruments for external calibrations).

  • Perform chemical analyses using instrumental methods in order to determine the composition of samples.

  • Evaluate ingredients, products or packaging materials via visual inspection or by measuring weight, density, stress, dimensions, torque, strength, etc. in order to determine physical properties of samples and compliance with standards.

  • Prepare standards or standard curves to perform quantitative analyses.

  • Interpret data from routine and non-routine analyses in order to validate that laboratory equipment meets specifications.

  • Provide the framework and tools for ensuring the quality and integrity of products.

  • Perform statistical process control on required plant equipment and processes in order to monitor quality of finished products, packages and ingredients.

  • Prepare and maintain (e.g., calibrate, ensure proper performance, verify condition) all equipment used in the Quality process prior to use in order to ensure correct performance. Audit equipment records to ensure external and internal verification and calibrations are properly maintained.

  • Report process data to supervisor to assure quality of material released for distribution.

  • Perform data transactions for instrumentation by using facility information systems to ensure traceability.

  • Support new products and/or business innovations by performing product trial runs and protocol studies as needed.

  • Perform line checks to ensure product and packaging meet specifications.

  • Operate all lab testing instruments and create, maintain and refine related documentation.

  • Document all operational parameters.

  • Comply with Good Manufacturing Practices, Safety Policies and Procedures.

  • Training of new associates.

  • Ability to cross train in different responsibilities of the QA department.

  • Control chemical inventory through FIFO

  • Clean and sanitize equipment, or any other areas as needed.

  • Any other duties as assigned to ensure the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of products, processes and work environment.

Job Location and Work Conditions

Work is performed in all areas of a production facility. Work is of non-repetitive nature and requires exposures to temperature extremes, moderate noise levels, moving equipment, wetness, chemicals, ingredients, fumes, dust, and vibrations.


  • Education bachelor’s degree related to the science fields preferred.

  • Related Work Experience at least 3 years related experience, preferred.

  • Ability to understand, record, and communicate system problems and solutions.

  • Demonstrate good attendance.

  • Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.

  • Ability to work extended hours, weekends and holidays.

  • Move and lift material weighing 50 pounds to distances of 10 feet or more, floor to waist.

  • Ability to push and pull force of 80lbs.

  • Ability to squat and bend over at the waist.

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time in temperature extremes on a daily basis up to 12 hours.

About ASK: ASK Consulting is an award-winning technology and professional services recruiting firm servicing Fortune 500 organizations nationally. With 5 nationwide offices, two global delivery centers, and employees in 42 states-ASK Consulting connects people with amazing opportunities

ASK Consulting is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates.