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Quality Assurance Inspector, PM, Deli Kitchen – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 28530BR
Department: Deli Kitchen
Working Hours: 3:00pm - 11:30pm; Rotating Days
Pay Frequency: Weekly
Date Posted: Apr 17, 2024

$39 - 54k
Full Time - Regular


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

  • 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.


  • 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, dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. 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.

Additional Information

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Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

* Please note that Publix will not sponsor any hire for this position for a visa or permanent residence.

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