Position: Quality Assurance Manager
Company: Confidential Food Production
Purpose of Role:
The primary role of the Quality Assurance Manager position is to
ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements and guidelines, ensure
compliance with all customer expectations, internal quality and food
safety standards and policies.
flexibility and the ability to embrace change.
highly self-motivated and exemplify the ability to work effectively
as a team player, with the ability to interact across departmental
and cross-functional boundaries, minimizing conflict and maximizing
continuous improvement and food safety with attention to detail.
weight is given to this last qualification in assessing leadership
capabilities. The Quality Assurance Manager shall be able to assume
duties of the Director of Food Safety & QA and in the absence of
this position, the Director of Food Safety & QA will assume
train QA hourly and supervisory employees which includes but is
not limited to GMP, CCP, Food Safety, Quality Specification training
customers to improve relationships
Annual Mock Recalls per customer specifications
aspects of shelf-life including documentation, trend analysis and
customer and product specifications, Raw and Finished
internal facility audits
aspects of the Microbiological Sampling Program and Test & Hold
GMP and Food Safety Programs
Work Experience Requirements:
Degree in science related field, preferably Microbiology, Food
Science, Biology, Chemistry and Agricultural Business and/or Crop
Science or minimum of 8 years work experience with Quality Assurance
in a food plant manufacturing environment
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point certification / formalized
Sigma Green Belt/Black Belt Certification
developing and implementing a functional HACCP program
knowledge of HACCP, Food Plant Sanitation, Pest Control and GMP
GAP requirements for farming operations desirable
audit experience with 3rd party auditors: Primus, AIB,
Silliker, Yum! Brands
with pest management companies. Experience developing a Pest
developing and implementing Raw, Finished and Environmental
Microbiological Analysis Programs
developing and performing monthly facility audits
developing, implementing and training Standard Operating Procedures
developing Raw and Finished product specifications
developing prerequisite programs
Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
with customer complaint database tracking and feedback program
working with regulatory affairs (USDA & FDA)
required PPE and OSHA requirements
oral and written communications skills
and Access experience required
(English/Spanish) preferred, but not required
Position: Quality Systems Manager
Confidential Food Production
Purpose of Role:
The Quality Systems Manager
is accountable for developing the Quality and Safety strategy,
policies, processes, standards and systems for the Company.
Develops and sustains the Quality and Safety Management System in
line with the required industry standards, accreditation
requirements, business and customer requirements across the
organization through existing and new procedures. Regulates,
controls and improves quality and safety processes throughout the
business and the final product. Manages the internal and external
audit program to ensure that all nonconformities raised during
audits are effectively corrected and independently verified. Embeds
a culture of safety, quality and continuous improvement throughout
the company. Leads the team to achieve quality management system
targets for customers and business goals.
Contribute to the creation
and implementation of best practice safety and quality vision,
strategy, policies, processes, and procedures to aid and improve site performance.
Contribute to new business
initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on
Quality and Safety Management Systems.
Develop the Quality and
Safety Management Systems strategy and the management arrangements
or key milestones, demonstrating solid progress against plan.
Manage all external
registration requirements to ensure they are met. Liaise with
external bodies on all matters relating to registration. Maintain
and improve, in line with business needs.
Implement all relevant
procedures described in the Quality and Safety Management Systems.
Ensure that all in-house
systems, procedures, and records are updated, revised and modified to meet
the needs of external regulatory and certification bodies.
documentation and communicate to carry forward lessons learned from
Ensure that all necessary
systems and procedures are in place to satisfy all customer
requirements and audits.
Introduce new systems and
procedures where appropriate.
Train others in all aspects
of the quality and safety system and application of procedures.
Undertake regular internal
and process audits of the Quality and Safety Management Systems.
Ensure corrective actions
are undertaken to address non-conformities found and verified as
Hold quarterly audit
performance meetings within the business and with certification
Conduct safety risk
assessments of processes and tasks in the department.
Manage, coach and develop a
high performing Quality and Safety System team that meets agreed
objectives and which delivers best practice results, added value, and continuous improvements.
Provide technical expertise
to the team.
Work Experience and Qualifications Expected:
Bachelors degree. Relevant
food manufacturing/food safety/food technology/food science degree
Membership in a food industry related professional body is a
5+ years of experience in a
fast-paced, high volume manufacturing environment, preferably within
the food manufacturing industry
Position requires the
initiative and ability to work with various individuals and groups
inside and outside the company, including certification bodies
Microsoft Outlook, Word,
Excel, PowerPoint proficiency
and presentation skills
Highly organized individual
Ability to interact
positively and form relationships with professionals inside and
outside the company
Ability to effectively
communicate at all levels of organization from processing line
personnel to executive
Competent in problem-solving, team building, planning and decision making
Registered Food Safety
Seafood HACCP Certificate
Position: Quality Engineer
Engineer (QE) position requires knowledge, experience and the
demonstrated use of QE principles within a manufacturing and
distribution environment. The
QE position provides technical support to the manufacturing,
distribution and operations support teams at Ira Green, Inc. (IGI)
to ensure that products and processes meet
customer requirements. The QE is responsible for monitoring
and controlling the quality of IGI processes and products.
The QE will be
given technical assignments of increasing technical difficulty
working under the supervision of IGI management to implement product
and process improvements. This individual is expected to carry out
initiatives with minimal supervision.
Essential Duties &
Provide Quality Engineering support to the entire operation, as required.
Perform root cause analysis and lead corrective and preventive action initiatives.
Collect, analyze and interpret data trends to eliminate redundant or unnecessary processes and to improve existing processes to minimize rework and scrap.
Contribute to organizational goals by reducing process variation through data interpretation, and the application of process knowledge and technical knowledge.
Support new product development and approval thorough team based quality planning.
Participate in approving process changes and creating processes for new products.
Document process into work instructions and flow diagrams.
Develop and prepare quality planning documentation, including control plans.
Maintain organized and accurate records of all product approvals.
Perform process qualification, validation and capability analysis.
Develop product inspection documentation and perform inspections when necessary.
Ensure the proper use of tools and gages to meet quality requirements, as applicable.
Perform work area audits to oversee quality certification of the operator and process.
Make judgments on inspection findings and make technical recommendations.
Train operators on inspection techniques and requirements, as applicable.
Establish and/or support quality related training programs and techniques.
Analyze data and provide regular quality metrics to the organization in a timely manner.
Create and maintain ISO compliant processes and documentation. Draft, approve and control work instructions and forms.
Maintain supplier quality processes in concert with the Materials team.
Perform and document supplier improvement audits as requested by management.
Perform other such duties as may be required by customers or management.
Position: Quality Engineer
Assist in the implementation and maintenance of the companys
Quality Management System.
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