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Quality Control & Sanitation Manager
Torn & Glasser - Pomona, CA




Role and Responsibilities
The Quality Control & Sanitation Manager oversees the quality control over finished goods, production sanitation compliance, ensuring top compliance standards with all Company, regulatory, FDA’s General Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Statistical Process Control, and HACCP Standard Operating Procedures.

Quality control is the sum of all those controllable factors that ultimately influence positively or negatively the quality of the finished product e.g. selection of raw materials, processing methods, packaging, methods of storage distribution etc. This involves positive factors like color, flavor, texture and nutritive value as well as the negative characteristic such as freedom from harmful micro-organisms and undesirable substances.

General Responsibilities

  • The aim of quality control is to achieve as good and as consistent a standard of quality in the product being produced as is compatible with the market for which the product is designed.
  • Identifies and manages controllable factors that either positively or negatively influence the finished product.
  • Minimize and work to eliminate quality problems with thorough analysis of conditions to ensure that objectives of quality control are met.
  • Identify and implement a Total Quality Management (TQM) systems and procedures.
  • Implement process controls at every level of production through finished goods storage.
  • Inspect finished product to ensure consistency and standards are met.
  • Establish rejection standard and reporting process.
  • Use the results of monitoring to adjust the process to maintain control. If control is lost, you must deal with non-compliance products. Must fix or correct the cause of non-compliance.
  • Maintain records of the corrective actions.
  • Ensure compliance with all quality programs, including GMP, Allergen Control and HACCP. Oversees HACCP program and serve as HACCP Coordinator. Maintains Company’s certification compliance (DV, Kosher, Organic, etc.)
  • Evaluate and assist in developing processes, specifications, and critical control points in manufacturing, for ongoing quality control of all finished goods.
  • Understand and interpret customer requirements.
  • Define, implement and monitor the systems required to ensure compliance (GMP’s, required certifications, sanitation, and customer audit requirements).
  • Monitor complaint type and frequency to verify effectiveness of corrective actions, , to include trending analysis of customer complaints
  • Initiate corrective/preventive and continuous improvement opportunities through defined/document channels, and actively participate in developing, implementing, and verifying corrective/improvement actions.
  • Define, develop, implement and monitor in-plant inspection points and frequency necessary to achieve customer compliance.
  • Develop, implement and monitor process control points and improvements necessary for defect elimination.
  • Communicate regularly about customer issues and overall plant quality performance with management, staff and plant personal.
  • Establish, maintain and provide nutritional, ingredient and specification information for internal use as well as providing to customers upon their request.
  • Lead quality defect analysis and elimination efforts.
  • Continuously evaluate procedures for best practices, particularly in the areas of Safety, Sanitation and efficiency.
  • Act as the internal and external audit management representative for any plant quality audits. Report as required on the quality status of the plant to the plant staff as it relates to yearly goals.
  • Hold management review sessions with the entire plant staff to review quality performance corrective actions, and areas for improvement as required.
  • Interact directly with Production Manager and Maintenance Manager to ensure effective preventive maintenance and a reduction of changeover times.
  • Provide support to ensure that the Sanitation requirements and standards are met.
  • Ensure plant is maintained at a high standard of housekeeping.
  • Provide a safe working environment for all employees to ensure a zero accident rate.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned by Director, Production Operations.
  • Directly responsible for the over-all management of all sanitation for facility.
  • Plant sanitation is a key component of our Food Safety activities and the Quality Control & Sanitation Manager is a key participant in our core Food Safety System.
  • Food safety must be the priority focus of our sanitation program.
  • Actively monitor cleaning and sanitation processes to insure effectiveness of methods and procedures.
  • Insure effective training of all sanitation staff; including the correct use of sanitation equipment and procedures, at all times.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Minimum of 4 - 7 years experience working in a food manufacturing environment; knowledgeable and experienced in general food safety programs and policies - includes government regulations, FDA, USDA, SILLIKER, HACCP, GMP, BTA,SQF and Allergen Programs.
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, supervise, and direct a diverse work force; excellent organizational skills with a high degree of initiative, sense of urgency, and flexibility; assertive when necessary; work with minimum supervision.
  • Thorough understanding of metal detection regulations.
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Works, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
  • Read, write, and speak English; ability to receive and provide clear instructions, Spanish a plus.
  • Preferred but not required - experience in micro and sanitation, lab food testing, GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative), Kosher, functional in the use of a second language.
  • Work in a production area with fast moving equipment, moderate to high noise levels and temperature changes.
  • Strong statistical process control experience and knowledge.
  • Strong math background.
  • Ability to understand product prints and written specifications.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to seek resources as needed.
  • An approach to work that includes initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy and discretion.
  • Ability to drive process improvement.
  • Collaborative interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships.
  • Very strong organizational and business process skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently on a variety of assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to accurately determine deadlines and ask for help if needed.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform other reasonable job-related duties as assigned or requested.
  • Willingness to seek professional growth and development as the scope of the position increases.
  • Uncompromised commitment to client focus and exceptional customer service
  • Demonstrated integrity, maturity, professionalism, and sensitivity
  • Compliance to GMP, Food Safety, Food Defense and Food Quality regulations as required by the company, customers and/or government legislations, including timely communication to appropriate facility management of any non-conformity issues or violations found. Maintain Master Cleaning Schedule
  • Compliance to all employee job safety requirements and regulations as required by company policies, including timely communication to appropriate facility management of any non-conformity issues or violations found.

Torn & Glasser offers competitive benefits including health insurance for full-time employees. For immediate consideration, please apply with your salary history.

It is the policy of Torn & Glasser not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Local candidates only:

  • Pomona, CA

Required experience:

  • Quality Control - Food Safety & Sanitation: 4 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required language:

  • Spanish - a plus


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