Quality Assurance Technician

Requisition ID:  181907 

Career Group:  Distribution Centre Careers 

Job Category:  Food Safety Logistics and Manufacturing 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Alberta  

City: Rocky View County

Location: 5284 Alberta Central Kitchen 

Postal Code: T4A 3N4 


Our family of 131,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1,600 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 



Ready to Make an impact?


Merchandizing- Alberta Central Kitchens, located in Rocky View County, AB, has an opening for a Quality Assurance Technician.


Here’s where you’ll be focusing:


  • Review and assess quality and food safety programs on an ongoing basis.  Develop new programs as required.
  • Perform regular microbiological testing of food samples with accurate and reproducible results.
  • Ensure that the quality, product safety, plant sanitation, and regulatory standards are consistently met.
  • Troubleshoot and solve quality problems at plant level using multiple tools including analytical testing and brainstorming.  Present results to management team.
  • Actively participate in the plant’s process improvement platform and seek ways to improve all operating procedures.
  • Ensure adherence to Sobeys policies, procedures and practices through monitoring and acting on observations.
  • Successfully complete other duties as assigned.


What you have to offer:


  • Four-year college degree in Food Science, Food Microbiology, Chemistry, or related field.
  • 1-2 years experience in a processing plant environment.
  • 1-2 years laboratory experience in microbiology testing.
  • Experience with SPC, GMPs, sanitation and process controls.
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Microsoft Suite.
  • Energetic, self-motivated, organized, and proactive with excellent team skills.
  • Able to cross boundaries and work at all levels to solve problems and get desired results.
  • Ability to work in a temperature-controlled environment.
  • Working knowledge of HACCP Program



We offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role and location. Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by or monitored for accuracy by our organization. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.


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We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.