Quality Assurance Manager

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  • Location:

    Ayer, United States

  • Sector:

    Quality Engineers

  • Contact:

    Kevin Sledge

  • Published:

    over 3 years ago

Quality Assurance Manager

Direct Hire


 Essential Job Functions: 

  • Directly manages up to 10 non-exempt employees in the Quality department. Carries out managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. 
  • Responsibilities include directing, interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees: addressing complaints and resolving problems 
  • Responsible for creating and implementing quality programs, SOP's and guidelines for the plant. 
  • Directs the Quality Supervisor in the testing of products for a variety of qualities such as microbiological, physical and chemical characteristics.
  • Reviews and audits sanitation and operational practices and procedures.
  • Evaluates data and writes reports to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards. 
  • Recommends modification of existing quality or productions standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability. 
  • Conducts Quality GMP training's
  • Implements written specifications on raw materials, in process and finished goods. 
  • Handles all co-packer quality related issues 
  • Assist with capability studies on machine or existing processes 
  • Directs all responses to customer complaints to consumer affairs group. 
  • Oversees computer activities: File maintenance, reports and system requirements. 
  • Responsible for maintaining a superior rated level of GMP's and sanitation, and be ready for regulatory/customer inspections at any time. 
  • Maintains the maintenance and validations of the plant's HACCP program 
  • Maintains compliance and certification to SQF GFSI food & safety standard 
  • Reviews all organic and Kosher guidelines and certification process. 
  • Develops and oversees experiments and plant tests 

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Computer proficiency 
  • SPC and HACCP experience desirable 
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution determinations of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis 
  • Effective utilizing software programs such as Microsoft Excel and Word, ERP system and other statistical of database programs available. 

Educations & Experience 

  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science or related field required 
  • 3 years of quality exp or equivalent combination education and experience. 
  • Minimum 5 years in food manufacturing required 
  • 3 years supervisory experience