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Position: Quality Assurance Manager
Company: Confidential – Food Production
Posted:1/28/19

Contact: Erin@thehire.com
Phone: 401.602.4806

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. 

 Role Requirements:

·        Requires flexibility and the ability to embrace change.
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Must be 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. 
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Significant 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 responsibilities.
 

Job Responsibilities: 
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Manage QA Technicians
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Mentor and train QA hourly and supervisory employees – which includes but is not limited to GMP, CCP, Food Safety, Quality Specification training
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Work with customers to improve relationships
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Manage all customer complaints
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Conduct Annual Mock Recalls per customer specifications
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Manage all aspects of shelf-life including documentation, trend analysis and reports
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Write all customer and product specifications, Raw and Finished
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Conduct all internal facility audits
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Manage all aspects of the Microbiological Sampling Program and Test & Hold Program
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Manage pest management company
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Monitor all GMP and Food Safety Programs

Work Experience Requirements:
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Bachelor’s 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
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HACCP – Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point certification / formalized training
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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt/Black Belt Certification
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SQF Certification
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Experience developing and implementing a functional HACCP program
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Working knowledge of HACCP, Food Plant Sanitation, Pest Control and GMP 
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Knowledge of GAP requirements for farming operations desirable
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Specific audit experience with 3rd party auditors: Primus, AIB, Silliker, Yum! Brands
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Experience with pest management companies. Experience developing a Pest Management Program
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Experience developing and implementing Raw, Finished and Environmental Microbiological Analysis Programs
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Experience developing and performing monthly facility audits
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Experience developing, implementing and training Standard Operating Procedures
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Experience developing Raw and Finished product specifications
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Experience developing prerequisite programs
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Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
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Experience with customer complaint database tracking and feedback program
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Experience in sanitation procedures
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Experience working with regulatory affairs (USDA & FDA)
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Enforce required PPE and OSHA requirements
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Excellent oral and written communications skills
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Word, Excel and Access experience required
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Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred, but not required


Position: Quality Systems Manager
Company: Confidential – Food Production
Posted: 1/28/19

Contact: Erin@thehire.com
Phone: 401.602.4806

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.

  
Job Responsibilities:

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Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice safety and quality vision, strategy, policies, processes, and procedures to aid and improve site performance.
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Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on Quality and Safety Management Systems.
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Develop the Quality and Safety Management Systems strategy and the management arrangements or key milestones, demonstrating solid progress against plan.
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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.
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Implement all relevant procedures described in the Quality and Safety Management Systems.
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Ensure that all in-house systems, procedures, and records are updated, revised and modified to meet the needs of external regulatory and certification bodies.
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Update quality documentation and communicate to carry forward lessons learned from quality concerns.
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Ensure that all necessary systems and procedures are in place to satisfy all customer requirements and audits.
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Introduce new systems and procedures where appropriate.
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Train others in all aspects of the quality and safety system and application of procedures.
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Undertake regular internal and process audits of the Quality and Safety Management Systems.
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Ensure corrective actions are undertaken to address non-conformities found and verified as completed.
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Hold quarterly audit performance meetings within the business and with certification bodies.
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Conduct safety risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department.
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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.
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Provide technical expertise to the team.

 Work Experience and Qualifications Expected:
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Bachelor’s degree. Relevant food manufacturing/food safety/food technology/food science degree is preferred.
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Membership in a food industry related professional body is a plus.
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5+ years of experience in a fast-paced, high volume manufacturing environment, preferably within the food manufacturing industry  
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Position requires the initiative and ability to work with various individuals and groups inside and outside the company, including certification bodies  
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Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint proficiency
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Exceptional communication and presentation skills
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Highly organized individual
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Ability to interact positively and form relationships with professionals inside and outside the company
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Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of organization from processing line personnel to executive
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Competent in problem-solving, team building, planning and decision making
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HACCP Certificate
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SQF Practitioner
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Registered Food Safety Manager
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Seafood HACCP Certificate




Position: Quality Engineer
Posted: 1/19/19

Position summary:
The Quality 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 & Responsibilities:

• 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.


Contact: hr@iragreen.com
with resume.




Position: Quality Engineer
Posted:12/21/18

Assist in the implementation and maintenance of the company’s Quality Management System.

Position Responsibilities
  • Draft/Approve and Control Work Instructions and Control Forms.
  • Develop and prepare regular performance reports and metrics for Quality Management Systems, assist other departments in establishing and mining databases to support quality and management objectives
  • Perform Internal NADCAP and AS9100 audits under direction of supervisor.
  • Administer calibration system.
  • Administer and maintain effective Nonconformance and Corrective Action program.
  • Provide Quality Engineering support to the operation.
  • Develop and prepare quality planning documentation including but not limited to PPAP, FMEA, FAI and Risk Analysis.
  • Maintain Supplier Quality process in concert with Materials group.
  • Interpret customer requirements (drawings, purchase orders and specifications) to determine quality requirements and risk assessment.
  • Provide backup role for both the quality supervisor and quality technician.
  • Influence the Quality Culture of the organization.
  • Participate in Lean and Continuous Improvement activities.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications
  • Education – Associates Degree required, BS preferred.
  • Experience – 4-7 years manufacturing experience. Preferably in support of quality.
  • Ability to read blue prints and perform general shop math.
  • Familiarity with Six Sigma (statistical) concepts.
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis.
  • Computer literate. Advanced use of Microsoft Office and ERP (Epicor) software preferred.
  • Must be motivated to work effectively without direct supervision.
  • Ability to document processes into work instructions.
  • Ability to program and operate computerized inspection equipment.
  • Capable of achieving ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) certification

Contact:
Paul Sullivan
Human Resources, Benefits & Accounting
401-941-8876   Ext. 231
psullivan@fergusonperf.com


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