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Quality Assurance Manager
Ruiz Foods - Dinuba, CA




Primary responsibility for the quality and food safety compliance of all food manufactured within the given plant of responsibility. Serve as the primary contact for all regulatory concerns from the State, USDA/FSIS and FDA. Lead enforcement activity to support and maintain third party audit certifications and qualification. Support the programs to meet and exceed customer specification requirements.

  • Lead the charge for BRC qualification or passing third party audit score-as defined in the goals
  • Address USDA inquiries; respond to NRs
  • Conduct annual HACCP, Food Defense, GMP program reassessments
  • Provide process reviews of new products/processes
  • Provide program training material
  • Support, lead and develop direct reports
  • Investigate and respond to customer complaints
  • Report on KPIs within the department on an agreed frequency
  • Understand the drivers of the KPI results
  • Advise/respond to any identified risk in the operation
  • Work cohesively with colleagues and regulators
  • Provide timely disposition of products on hold
  • Operate the department within budget
  • Support operations improvement


  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Microbiology or related field of study; five 5 years of previous supervisory experience in a microbiology lab or QA food-processing environment.
  • A minimum of 5 years managerial experience in a food manufacturing plant.
  • Working knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to communicate well with all levels.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • AS400 and PRISM experience a plus.
  • Must have knowledge of HACCP, GMPS(s), SOP(s) and Food Safety Principles.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Recent HACCP certification and/or training a plus.
  • Familiar with the Global Food Safety Initiative, either BRC or SQF.

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Ruiz is an EOE M/F/D/V

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • QA/Plant Management: 5 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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