Quality Assurance Manager - Fort Wayne, IN

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Job Description

Position Summary:

The Quality Assurance Manager reports directly to the Director of Quality and is a member of the company’s management and food safety team. The QA and Food Safety Manager plans, coordinates, and directs the quality assurance programs to keep the company producing safe quality food.

Key Activities:

  • Directs the activities of the Quality Assurance Department and administers all quality programs that insure product quality and conform to GMP’s.
  • Directs and monitors daily material sampling and acceptance programs.
  • Directs the laboratory testing, the ordering of laboratory supplies and month-end inventory.
  • Directs and conducts the raw material quality control programs to ensure that all raw materials received and entering the processing area Works with the R&D Department on the updating of Raw Material Specifications.
  • Issues Reports for supplier non-compliance of raw materials specifications.
  • Directs and conducts production trials as part of a trouble-shooting process for quality systems and conducts taste panels from such trials.
  • Directs and administers all programs to ensure to ensure food safety, such as, micro testing and releases, GMP audits, HACCP, Pest Control, cleaning and sanitation procedures and swabbing.
  • Directs the QA monthly reporting requirements.
  • Directs cost saving plans and projects in the QA department.
  • Reviews and addresses customer complaint issues and issues in the Quality Report.
  • Establishes and updates analytical testing procedures for the lab and perform routine testing
  • Follows all Safe Quality Food (SQF) established standards, guidelines, and compliance measures.
  • Will be the leader regarding HACCP and SQF
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a food science degree or related or equivalent industry experience.
  • 5 years' experience with a food environment, baking preferred
  • Must be HACCP certified and experienced with SQF, FDA and GMP
  • Experience with SPC and AIB compliance
  • Education background or experience with food safety, sanitation or production
  • Great communicator with all levels of management and work as a team
  • Computer skills, experience organizing data and interpreting statistical results
  • Experience working with union employees in a fast paced environment

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Posted: Mar 13, 2018

Type: Full Time

Category: Quality SQF HACCP GMP FDA