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Quality Assurance & Food Safety Manager

Summary

The QA & FS Manager supports the Director of Quality to ensure daily goals are being met. The Quality

Manager provides guidance, training, support, and direction to direct reports to ensure desired results

are achieved. Must be a results-driven leader with a passion for implementing and sustaining

improvements, with the ability to think strategically, solve problems, lead members, and drive quality.

Must be able to clearly communicate with internal and external customers and management. Acts as

Management Representative for Regulatory compliance, including ISO 9001, FSSC 22000, and IMS. This

role is responsible for maintaining the Food-Safety program utilizing HACCP/GMP methods.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform QC test data analysis
  • Responsible for all management responsibilities to include scheduling for all Quality Lab technicians,

performing routine employee evaluations by the due dates, providing training and support for team

development.

  • Organize and attend customer visits, as needed, to complete customer corrective action

investigations.

  • Supervise the daily activities of the appraisal function including working safely, reviewing QC

documentation from previous 24 hours, dispositioning nonconformance reports, performing scrap

analysis, troubleshooting quality related issues as they arise on the production floor

  • Generate weekly and monthly reports on quality-related KPI’s
  • Conduct GMP and UN HazMat training as required
  • Responsible for your own success: able to plan work, identify obstacles and training needs.
  • Conduct product or material testing using various types of metrology equipment.
  • Perform data entry and reporting of test results including graphing and statistical analysis.
  • Maintain all documents.
  • Participate in all meetings that require Quality representation.
  • Communicate all Quality findings to the Director of Quality.
  • Perform internal audits and maintain all audit findings at the plant level.
  • Work with production and processing teams to identify quality improvement initiatives

QUALIFICATIONS

Competencies (Knowledge/Skills/Abilities)

  • Knowledge of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standard
  • Knowledge of Food-Safety standards and guidance programs such as GFSI, HACCP, GMP, SQF, ISO

22000, FSSC 22000

  • Proficient with presenting test data reports to fellow colleagues and customers
  • Skill in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Skill in writing procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.

Education

  • Minimum four (4) year degree, or equivalent Quality experience required
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in a senior quality role required, preferably in a food-grade

manufacturing environment required.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Certified internal or lead auditor for ISO 9001 and/or other regulatory standards required
  • HACCP certification preferred

Experience

  • Experience in implementing and maintaining ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standard required (Minimum

three years)

  • Experience in implementing and maintaining food safety quality programs such as GFSI and/or FSSC

required (Minimum two years)

  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing concepts preferred

Physical Job Requirements

  • Job requires some lifting, extended standing and walking
  • All work is performed in a manufacturing environment which may be hot/cold and requires the use

of PPE at all times (eyeglasses, safety shoes, etc. where required)

OTHER

Bilingual (Spanish & English) - Preferred

Manage People- Yes

EEO employer

Drug testing required for this position.

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