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Quality Assurance Manager
Pero Family Farms Food Company - Benton Harbor, MI




Job Description – Plant Quality Assurance (Manager)
Job Purposed
Assure consistent product Safety and Quality by developing, implementing and verifying manufacturing practices and procedures that comply with stated corporate mission and strategic plan, corporate policies, procedures and customer product specifications. Additionally, to effectively manage all assigned personnel.
Job Duties

  • Plans and implements programs that meet corporate, Food Safety and Quality mission. Provides continuing documentation, verifying compliance to mission and strategic plan
  • Achieves Food Safety and Quality objectives including compliance to product specifications by contributing information and analysis to strategic plan, completing action plans, implementing customer service standards, identify and correcting out of control processes, managing both internal and external product safety and quality audits.
  • Develops food safety and quality plans by actively managing the development of HACCP plans and all appropriate pre-requisite programs such as sanitation programs, GMP’s, employee training and supplier approval
  • Validates Food Safety and Quality plans by developing product and process specification and provides documented evidence of continuous compliance. Capability of developing and implementing corrective action-preventative measures in the event that a process is out of control
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the QA Team site and data entry
  • Maintains QA documentation on the server system and controls documentation security
  • Drives continuous process and product improvement based on data and the application of statistical techniques
  • Ability to effectively hire and manage QA staff. Provides coaching, counseling and disciplinary action when required. Effectively evaluates employee’s performance against agreed upon objectives
  • Ability to effectively work with night sanitation staff. Provides coaching, counseling and disciplinary action when required. Effectively evaluates employee’s performance against agreed upon objectives
  • Maintains expertise in managing Regulatory issues
  • Updates and communicates Food Safety and Quality knowledge to organization.
  • Drives culture and ethic to assure safe, quality production of food to enhance the Pero Family Farms Brand with customers and consumers
  • Other duties as required


  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • A proven problem solver
  • Experience in the development and execution of strategic plans
  • Drives continuous improvement
  • A working knowledge of Quality Statistics and process control
  • Has the ability to develop and implement HACCP programs and all associated pre-requisite programs
  • Ability to effectively train and manage technical staff
  • Ability to interact with customers
  • Ability to effectively communicate to a non-technical organization
  • Ability to drive organizational culture and ethic to protect customers and the Pero Family Farms Brand

Physical/Environmental Conditions

  • Required to stand, sit, walk for varying periods of time
  • Frequent use of hands for simple, firm grasping and writing
  • Occasional bending, stopping, reaching, climbing
  • Occasional lifting, carrying 5 pounds to 50 pounds
  • Occasionally using cutting utensils (i.e. knives, peeler)
  • Exposure to product fumes such as onions, peppers etc.
  • Exposure to varying temperatures of 45 degrees or less
  • Exposure to chemicals such as chlorine, etc.
  • Works overtime as required
  • Other duties as required

Education – Experience

  • B.S. degree preferable, but not required in relevant area of study, i.e. Food Science, Bacteriology, Chemical Engineering, Statistics, Horticulture, Dairy Science.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in managing Food Safety and Quality programs.


Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Food related: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • Drivers License

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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