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Executive SC Quality Control

Kolkata, India
Manufacturing and Production

India - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 124493BR

Job Description

Accountabilities & Tasks


1.Implementing the activity schedule listed in AOP to achieve the goals set in it
  1. Ensuring that the quality of potatoes issued for production is as per the standard specifications
  1. Conducting online quality checks in the process area to ensure that all FLI standards of quality are followed during the production process
  • Conducting visual inspection for
  1. Ensuring that all key operating parameters of machines are in the specified range
(Peelers, Fryers, Slicer for thickness average and range, Chip Conveyors, Seasoning Tumbler)
  1. Ensuring after every hour that the potatoes in the trim and pare area are properly peeled
  2. Checking slice thickness and free surface moisture after every 4 hours
  3. Deciding whether to introduce anti-foaming agent in the process
  4. Recording the dwell time from the operator’s logbook after every 4 hours
  5. Checking the level of seasoning applied
  • Conducting analytical tests for
  1. Deciding whether blanching is required - Hunter Colour Test
  2. Ensuring optimum utilization of fryer oil
  • Conducting 4 hourly checks on oil being used for frying for FFA, OV, PV, foreign materials, taste, odour and specific gravity
  • Comparing test results against gold standards oil usage charts
  • Deciding the mix of fresh and blended oil to be used for frying operations
  1. Checking the fried chips after every hour for TPD parameters like PA, percentage oil in the chip, % of soft centered chips, blisters, dark flakes, clusters etc.
  2. Measuring parameters like bulk density, moisture, seasoning and dimension for Non-PC products
  • Taking corrective actions to resolve problems thrown up by the tests
  1. Conducting online quality checks and finished products’ inspection in the packaging area to ensure compliance with Frito Lay standards of quality
  • Ensuring that the Quality Checkers conduct half hourly checks for air leakage and hourly checks for weight, batch printing and air fill
  • Conducting analytical tests for
  1. Checking after every four hours the percentage of oxygen in the bags - Nitrogen Flushing tests
  2. Conducting random film quality checks on the basis of any special complaints received from the production department
  • Communicating concern areas and corrective actions to the concerned operator, shift in-charge and production manager promptly
  • Consulting the quality manager in case of criticalities
  • Ensuring that the corrective action is implemented
  1. Monitoring machines in the process and packaging area specifically for their effect on quality and ensuring minimum waste due to machine related factors
  • Calibration of machines like MM55 that detects moisture and % of oil in the chips after they are fried
  • Ensuring that the slicer blade is changed after every 1 and ½ hour
  • Ensuring that the peeler rollers are changed periodically to avoid under or over peeling
  1. Maintaining accurate and comprehensive reports for communication to all the people concerned
  • Ensuring that the quality checkers make an end of shift report (for air leakage) at the end of every shift and then circulate it amongst the concerned people (quality, engineering, production)
  • Filing these reports on a daily basis by the A-shift quality officer
  • Filling the Weak Link Form to record the results of the oil tests
  • Making a Daily Quality Report for the Quality Manager
  • Recording the weekly housekeeping audit score for every area
  • Updation of reports on the Fourth Shift
  • Ensuring that the operators make quality relevant entries in their log books after every ½ hour
  • Submitting a Quality Control Report QCR to Raw Material Stores within 48 hrs of receipt of material
  • Submitting a Weekly Quality Closing Report on air leakages, warehouse, oil picks etc., weekly air leakage report
  • Providing data for monthly closing report
  1. Conducting regular quality wall meetings with the production and engineering personnel for discussing quality defects detected online and then deciding the measures to rectify the problems
  • Coordinating a “Take Action Wall” meeting after every 4 hours
  1. Ensuring that at least four people viz. shift incharge, packaging leader, engineering executive and the quality officer are present for the meeting
  2. Comparing the product with the gold standard for appearance, flavour, texture and recording the ratings given to the product (ratings will vary between 0-10)
  3. Deciding on appropriate action for the product on the basis of the test scores
  • Coordinating a Mini Wall Meeting after an hour of the Take Action Meeting to ensure that the recommended action has been carried out and the problem has been rectified
  • Calling for a “Hot Wall” meeting in case there is a critical problem
  1. Conducting a weekly house keeping audit to ensure implementation of safety and hygiene practices in the entire plant (primary responsibility is that of the A-shift quality officer)
  1. Assisting the senior quality officer in raw material checks
  • Testing the packing cartons for thickness, moisture etc. and the BOP Tape at the time of arrival at the stores
  • Conducting oil analysis before it is unloaded at the stores
  • Analyzing the ricemeal, cornmeal and the gramflour before unloading at the RM stores
  • Ensuring submission of results to raw material stores within 2 hours of receipt of material from stores
  1. Handling the hold material for minimizing wastages
  1. Ensuring adherence to statutory laws (Weights and Measures & PFA )
  1. Effective resolution of customer complaints
  • Assisting the quality manager in analyzing root causes of complaint and developing a forward action plan
  • Implementing the action plan
  • Ensuring the complaint does not occur again
  1. Participating in TPM activities for increased involvement in the functioning of the plant
  • Leading/ participating in TPM for various projects undertaken by them.


1. Practicing a work culture that promotes company growth
  1. Implementing change initiatives and continuous improvement in own department and plant
  • Identifying areas of improvement and highlighting these to Quality Manager
  • Implementing the action plans developed by the Quality Manager for continuous change
  • Ensure compliance with SOX and perform all roles and responsibilities as a Control Owner of I2C process
3. Documenting all quality procedures, systems, standards, findings, hazards and corrective actions systematically

4. Coaching, motivating and developing team members to build a high performing team

  1. Learning continuously and upgrading own abilities


B.Tech in Food technology with 2-3 years of experience

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation