Monitors, enforces and creates quality control policies and
procedures for production plant, as well as programs for 3 rd party audits & regulatory agencies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
[Sunrise Growers’ job descriptions describe the key areas of
responsibility, but do not attempt to describe all activities or
areas of responsibility. In most cases the description covers approximately
80% of an individual's daily, weekly or monthly job duties.]
- Monitors food safety
and sanitation activities of Kansas plant by reviewing and
implementing new food safety and sanitation procedures,
enforcing all policies, GMP’s, Food Safety Programs and
monitoring food safety and sanitation checklists, and raising
awareness about consequences of not following policy.
- Implements production
specifications for customers by obtaining specs from Technical
Services Director, training QA leads on the procedures, setting
up documentation procedures, and monitoring the production
process to ensure adherence.
- Manages QA techs and
leads by planning departmental activities to meet corporate
objectives, organizing the work activities to accomplish the
planned activities, directing and developing the group by
providing formal and informal performance planning and
assessment including disciplinary actions when necessary.
- Prepares for and
participates in 3rd party or customer audits by readying proper
paperwork, performing internal audits prior to auditor’s
arrival, leading tours and answering questions during and after
- Works closely with
Plant Manager regarding raw fruit quality and finished product
- When required, performs
in a cross-functional role in other areas. May act as QA
Supervisor/Lead when needed.
- Walks the facility on a
daily basis to ensure the facility meets the Safety and Food
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Food Science or related field from a four
year college or university; or three to five years of related
experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education
and experience is required.
Must be able to read and interpret documents
such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and
procedure manuals. Must be able to write routine reports and
correspondence. Must be able to speak effectively before groups of
customers or employees of organization.
Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and
divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common
fractions, and decimals. Must be able to compute rate, ratio, and percent
and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Must be able to solve practical problems and
deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only
limited standardization exists. Must be able to interpret a variety
of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule
Must be able to handle multiple, conflicting
priorities. Must be able to handle difficult customer problems
effectively and diplomatically. Must be able to communicate and support
the company’s policies and procedures to employees and customers in a
positive manner. Must be able to follow directions from a supervisor.
Must be able to interact with coworkers. Must be able to understand
and follow posted work rules and procedures. Must be able to accept
constructive criticism. Must be able to lead and manage others.
Tools and Equipment Required
Personal computer and related devices, email, fax machines, standard
office software (MS Office) and laboratory equipment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently
required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required
to stand; walk; climb stairways and ladders; use hands to finger,
handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
depth perception, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
The noise level in the work environment is usually high. Hearing
protection is required most of the time. The work area is often cold,
wet, and slippery.
Please be advised that job-related responsibilities are subject to
change at any time.