Quality Technician


TR Toppers is recruiting for a full-time Quality Technician in Pueblo, CO who has a strong work ethic with a willingness to work hard; dependable; positive attitude, adaptable; honest; self-motivated; willing to learn and grow; and has a strong self-confidence. If this description fits you, we encourage you to apply for this position.

TR Toppers offers a very competitive compensation package which includes year-end bonus and company funded pension plan. Benefits include optional medical, vision, dental, life insurance, generous paid time off, referral bonus, and a great work environment.

TR Toppers is a national food processing company located in Pueblo, CO. We specialize in processing name brand candies and other types of toppings and inclusions that are used in a variety of food products, such as ice creams and cakes, and shipped throughout the company. We are a progressive family owned business and we are rapidly growing.

SUMMARY: The position is responsible for ensuring product specifications are met and enforcing company policies and procedures on the production floor. The individual will work independently, be able to multitask, detail oriented, and have good decision making skills based on the quality process from the beginning of manufacturing to the end.


  • Work with suppliers to obtain new project information needed for project development.

  • Use the product information provided by supplier and studies conducted by the QA department to development finished product specifications.

  • Work with customers to obtain their requirements during the sample and trial phase of product development.

  • Assist customers with questions and inquiries.

  • Tests products at specified stages in production process, and tests products for variety of attributes.

  • Records into computer test data for analysis, applying statistical quality control procedures.

  • Evaluates data, prepares graphs or charts and writes monthly reports to management validating or indicating deviations from existing standards.

  • Recommends modifications of existing quality or production standards to production lead people to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability.

  • Sets up and perform tests on materials, parts, or products to measure performance, life, or material characteristic.

  • Assesses all outgoing end products to ensure they meet internal and external standards.

  • Write certificates of analysis for customers.

  • Perform product microbiological testing.

  • Monitor facility personnel’s compliance to GMP and other food safety, food quality and personnel safety policies and procedures.

  • Assist in preparation of samples, sample retention and ordering supplies for lab.

  • Cross train new lab technicians.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from an Accredited College or University Natural Sciences or a closely related field OR Equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • The successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen.


40 hours a week – Monday to Friday – Day Shift - (Must be flexible and able to work weekends and overtime to meet the needs of the - company).


  • Recent work experience performing quality control in food production facility or like industry is highly desirable.

  • Food production knowledge for quality assessments is highly desirable.



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instruction furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, and crouch, and taste or smell to perform standard lab procedures.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The production rooms are loud and when the lab equipment is running the lab can be loud

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a resume detailing your relevant work experience to the position.

NOTE: This position will be open until filled.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability