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QA Laboratory Supervisor
Horizon Nut Co - Tulare, CA




Job Description : This position will be responsible for development and coordinating product testing activities to ensure that HNC is in compliance with government regulations (USDA), 3rd party regulations (ISO 17025), Proficiency Testing Program (FAPAS, AOCS, AOAC, Almond Board of California)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist & coordinate with laboratory audits.
  • Develop & oversee testing activities.
  • Assist to perform scientific researches.
  • Updating testing results.
  • Generate laboratory corrective actions report.
  • Perform monthly and quarterly Proficiency Testing.
  • Assist to maintain laboratory Accreditation & Audit Services (Internal, USDA & ISO 17025).
  • Perform & monitor Environmental Control Program.
  • Maintain laboratory documentation.
  • Oversee the functions and job performances of all laboratory technicians within the facility.
  • Assure laboratory employees conduct job in safe environment and correctly.
  • Communicate with Quality Assurance Manager, to maintain compliance with FDA, USDA, ISO 17025 standards & requirements. Under the supervision of the Quality Assurance Manager.
  • Assist & monitor training program.
  • Review product specifications to assure job duties are being done accurately.
  • Assist to manage laboratory accreditation & audit services.
  • Assure laboratory to stay in compliance with ISO 17025, USDA and customer requirements.
  • Assist laboratory personnel with non-compliance issues that may arise.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.
  • Assure laboratory Technicians have the proper supplies and tools necessary to do their job properly.
  • Assure laboratory Technicians properly document, store and maintain records and equipment properly.
  • Help reduce cost through reduction of overtime, waste.
  • Train laboratory Technicians.

Requirements Education/Experience :

  • Bachelor of Science in Food Technology, Food Science or Science related field.
  • 2+ years supervisory or managing experience.
  • 3+ years QA experience in food processing plant.
  • 2+ years experience with USDA, ISO 17025 or comparable audits.
  • Knowledge of HACCP, Food Safety, Sanitation, GFSI standards is a Plus.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • B.S. Degree, Supervisor/Management, QA Food Processing Plant: 3 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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