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QA Manager - Oxnard, CA



Sunrise Growers 3 reviews - Oxnard, CA




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 the audit.
  • Works closely with Plant Manager regarding raw fruit quality and finished product quality.
  • 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 Quality standards.

Qualification Requirements

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.

Language Skills

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.

Mathematical Skills

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.

Reasoning Ability

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 form.

Personal Traits

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.

Physical Demands

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 functions.

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 arms.

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.

Work Environment

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 functions.

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.



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