& Associates Recruiting & Outplacement
P.O. Box 2686 Kirkland, WA. 98083 (425) 418-4035
SERVING THE RECRUITING NEEDS OF THE FOOD MANUFACTURING
Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for overseeing the development,
implementation, and administration of food safety, GMP practices, food quality,
as well as the development of the laboratory and laboratory personnel within
the facility by creating, where necessary, and maintaining all laboratory
functions and quality management systems. The incumbent is expected to
have intimate knowledge of laboratory GMP practices and procedures, production
process, and be actively engaged in improving laboratory and production
Duties and Responsibilities
be intimately involved and responsible for securing all aspects of food
safety from ingredients received to the production and shipment of food
from the facility and ensuring HACCP and Good Manufacturing Practices are
met. The root cause of instances of food safety deficiencies are to be
determined and resolved as quickly as possible. Determining the
triggers that interfere with food safety and developing predictors that
eliminate the risk are key to maintaining Food
Safety. Acts as the primary facility contact for USDA and FDA
personnel to resolve issues and maintain constructive relationships.
Keeping all regulatory documentation organized, accurate, and available is
essential. Achieving a passing score on customer, third party, and
regulatory audits is required by maintaining constant audit
readiness. The person in this position is responsible to see that
corrective actions of all deficiencies identified by an audit are
completed in a timely manner.
for ensuring that food quality is consistently met. The incumbent is
responsible for identifying process locations and attributes that can be
used to predict quality and use process attributes to maintain consistency
and reduce the need for finished product testing. Finished product
quality attributes with targets and ranges are to be identified and set
while taking into account process capability. Supporting
specification changes and test procedures are to be published in a timely
manner. Challenging quality specification and production capability
becomes a normal routine. Identifying and resolving the issues
arriving from customer complaints is a primary responsibility. The
root cause of customer complaints are identified and resolved within the
timeframe of the Customer Complaint policy
an example of leadership by the ongoing coaching, development, and
training of all plant employees, the Laboratory staff and others, that
perform food safety and quality related tasks. Development of the QA
laboratory and personnel performing these tasks is key
to maintaining Food Safety/GMP, food quality, and the longevity of the QA
Department. Collection of data needed to make Food Safety and Food
Quality decisions needs to be well thought out, correct, complete, and
presented in a manner that facilitates evaluation and conclusion.
Lab data needs to be stored in the prescribed corporate database.
Where appropriate the Lab needs to be set up to do routine microbiological
testing and personnel need to be trained to achieve accurate and
consistent microbiological results.
of operation extends beyond that of the Laboratory. Must have
intimate knowledge of laboratory and production processes and actively
engaged in evaluating processes within the facility to remove waste and
reduce cost. The expertise of the incumbent should be sought out by
Operations to evaluate and resolve issues.
of Science degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; and four to five
years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of
education and experience.
of our salaried employees receive ten paid holidays, a personal paid holiday,
and immediately begin accruing vacation at the rate of three weeks per year in
addition to our generous sick leave policy. We provide an on-site medical
center for our Idaho employees at no charge for employees and their covered
our commitment to quality and convenient products, we provide a culture where
employees are valued and supported in meeting their career goals. We
offer meaningful career and employee development opportunities for managerial
and technical or professional individuals in our cross functional teams through
individual leadership and professional development plans.
position is located just outside of Idaho Falls, Idaho .Situated along the
Snake River at the western edge of the world famous Rocky Mountains, Idaho
Falls has all the features of big city living, but still embraces a small town
charm. Our skyline consists of the majestic Teton Mountain Range, and in our
backyard is the world's most famous park - Yellowstone.
are an EEO and AA Employer of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected