Ensure that GMP requirements are met throughout the production process
Ensure that facility is following all regulatory food safety requirements including FSMA
Helps oversee sanitation, review and validation of the SQF System
Perform all quality operations including : audits (internal and external), investigations, document reviews, sops, validation, verification
Supervise our 2nd shift quality department and personnel including priorities, training, and mid-level decision making
Help management team investigate and solve product quality issues
investigate (root cause analysis) and resolve corrective actions in conjunction with CAPA / production investigations
Prepare monthly reports for management on the state of the shift including deviations
Maintain and update quality procedures, trainings, and support programs
Conduct QC testing, when necessary, to ensure product specifications are met
Responsible for mid-level product disposition and release
Be 2nd shift representation of SQF practitioner and PCQI
Assures plant preparedness for customer and regulatory inspections.
Help conduct daily quality circle meetings and pass downs
Coaching of QA techs and in conjunction with QA Manager, manage disciplinary and attendance procedures
Support and enforce current Good Manufacturing Practices, SSOP and all relevant company policies and food safety regulations - Bachelor’s Degree in a related scientific field preferred.
3+ years of leadership experience within a food manufacturing environment. - A working knowledge of USDA, FDA, SQF and OSHA requirements.
Experience with SQF or BRC - Knowledgeable about regulatory requirements including FSMA - Ability to interact with regulatory personnel, including practical audit experience.
Comprehensive knowledge of Food Safety (HACCP principals, CGMPs, SOPs and SSOPs, Pest Control, and Allergen Control. - Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
Ability and aptitude for problem solving and troubleshooting activities. - The ability to train others in the proper sanitation techniques operation of manufacturing equipment.
Bilingual Spanish preferred. - Must be available to work both weeknights and weekend evenings. - Must be willing to work in our refrigerated environment with a temperature of 37 degrees.