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Quality Assurance Technician

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Russell Stover Candies
Physical Address
Iola, KS 66749
Job Description

This position is for 1st Shift. Typical work week is Monday to Thursday. Overtime and weekends will be required during peak seasons.

Company Description

Founded in 1923, Russell Stover Candies is the largest producer of fine boxed chocolates in the United States. It began in Denver, Colorado as a candy business in the home of Russell and Clara Stover. The original candy, marketed as “Mrs. Stover’s Bungalow Candies”, changed 20 years later to Russell Stover Candies. The three principles of quality, service and value allow Russell Stover to remain “Only the Finest”.

Russell Stover Candles has sales in all 50 states and Canada. We operate 35 company-owned retail shops throughout the United States and at over 70,000 drug stores, card and gift shops, grocery stores, department stores and retails stores. In September 2014, Russell Stover Candies was acquired by Lindt and Sprüngli, a Swiss based international conglomerate sold in more than 80 countries with production sites in Europe and the US, distributing on four continents.

Job Description •Operates equipment, tools, and machinery in a safe and proficient manner.
•Requests, receives, maintains, weighs, bags & inspects.
•Must be able to read and understand process specifications, scales, weights and volumes.
•Must be able to pay close attention to detail.
•Verify that process, specifications, from raw material to packaged goods, are maintained at acceptable levels.
•Maintain high level awareness of area sanitation.
•Works with employees and managers from all areas of the plant to ensure compliance with RSC guidelines, rules, and procedures.
•Performs clean-up activities and assigned.
•Conforms to rules.
•May be assigned other duties by plant management as required.


Basic Qualifications •Detail oriented, the ability to balance multiple priorities, and a sense of urgency for problem solving and continuous improvement.
•Strong level of assertiveness needed in order to balance workload along with exceptional interpersonal skills to achieve results without direct authority.
•Ability to weigh and measure ingredients properly.
•High School diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications •One (1) year of quality, sanitation, and production experience in the food industry, preferably in confectionery, are required, with an intimate knowledge of and passion for quality and sanitation methods and techniques.
•A background in food technology, food science, confectionery, microbiology, or chemistry.

Employment by Russell Stover is contingent upon I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification, and satisfactory reference and background checks. Russell Stover is an EOE/MINORITY/FEMALE/VET/DISABLED employer. Principals only please.

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