Quality Assurance Inspector, ON, Deli Kitchen

Mike Callaway Quality Assurance/Control

  • Full Time
  • Lakeland, FL
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $16.00 - $22.25

Website Publix


Deli Kitchen

Job Description

Responsibilities include: 

  • perform room checks and cooler checks to ensure GMP compliance, acceptable environmental conditions, and product quality
  • perform quality assurance inspection tasks to include verification and tracking of correct product ingredients, labels, lot # and code date, net weights, etc.
  • help insure that each product is manufactured according to FDA and USDA regulations including, but not limited to maintaining cooking charts, yields, SSOP and HACCP records
  • follow all safety requirements and good manufacturing practices
  • verify thermometers accuracy
  • verify cooking and chilling temperatures
  • collect and package samples for testing
  • perform pre-op and maintenance inspections (as required)
  • provide help to all associates in the quality assurance department and throughout the Kitchen
  • use the “Quality Assurance Production” Process to evaluate variances that arise to collect all the necessary information so the correct decision can be determine
  • overall, see that all products are manufactured under correct procedures from receiving of the raw materials to shipping of the finished product
  • taste and evaluate all product samples received
  • be cross trained in lab responsibilities
  • become familiar with Deli Kitchen functions
  • understand all Deli Kitchen processes and procedures and act upon discrepancies and
  • other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

The required qualifications for this position include:

  • must be at least 18 years old
  • must demonstrate excellent work habits in line with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • must demonstrate safe working habits
  • must be able to learn and perform all positions
  • must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • must have good human relations skills (the ability to work well with others and be a team player)
  • must be able to work any shift, nights, weekends, holidays, and extended hours
  • have working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook
  • must be able to work with USDA inspector in charge and other compliance officials
  • must have excellent attendance and punctuality
  • must be willing to assist other team members in other areas
  • must be able to perform steady and productive work for an extended period of time                                          
  • must be able to work efficiently with little or no supervision
  • must be able to follow detailed written and verbal instructions
  • must possess basic math skills
  • must be able to communicate effectively
  • must show enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work and
  • a commitment to Publix and our mission.

Preferred Qualifications

  • previous lab and/or Quality Control experience

Hours of Work

10:00 pm – 6:30 am, rotating days off

Work Environment

Temperatures range from 35 to 85 degrees. Wet and slippery.

Frequency of Pay


Minimum Base Pay


Maximum Base Pay


Potential Annual Base Pay

33,280 – 46,280

Year End Bonus

To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in December. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks’ pay.

Other Compensation Information

Night differential –   A $.50 per hour night differential is paid to associates regularly scheduled to work any hours between midnight and 3:00 a.m.

Benefits Information

▪ Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
▪ An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
▪ 401(k) retirement savings plan
▪ Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
▪ Group dental plan
▪ Group vision plan
▪ Sick pay
▪ Long-term disability insurance
▪ Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
▪ Tuition reimbursement
▪ Vacation pay
▪ Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
▪ Paycheck direct deposit
▪ Credit union
▪ Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
▪ 6 paid holidays (Associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval)
New Years Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day