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Quality Assurance Supervisor


New Hampton




Job Title: Quality Assurance Supervisor

Position Summary: Lead the companyís continuous improvement of food safety and quality systems within Sparboe Foods-New Hampton, Iowa. Has direct reports that implement some aspect of the policies and procedures of the food safety and quality function.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that Sparboe Foods establish and consistently meet exceptional quality standards.
  • Oversee Quality Assurance Technicians and the monitoring of Food Safety and Quality Systems.
  • Sparboe Foods SQF Practitioner under the direction of QA Manager.
  • Develop, implement and maintain HACCP plans and Quality Systems Manuals including documentation, validation and verification, ensure that records and reports are completed timely.
  • Prepare for and participate in audits and inspections from customers and third parties (AIB/SQF).
  • Monitor customer complaints and out of compliant product.
  • Communicate test results with plant management, corporate management and customers by coordinating the distribution of COAs.
  • Assist with implementation of corrective action for audit deficiencies and customer complaints as appropriate.
  • Lead Sparboe Foods trace back and recall program.
  • Develop testing/reporting for plant and suppliers.
  • Provide technical support for sales staff, including sending samples to customers and handling Requests for Information (RFI).
  • Help to trouble shoot root causes for product that does not meet internal and customer specifications.
  • Report and document any potential production problems.  Provide input, observations, and recommendations of solutions to management.
  • Document all work according to established procedures.
  • Assist Management in identifying inefficient and ineffective processes and procedures, recommend and assist in the implementation of improvements.
  • Verify documentation and procedures according to the facilities Quality Systems Manual and HACCP Plan.
  • Supervise sampling procedures for environmental and product testing to analyze product for bacteriological, chemical, or physical properties.
  • Develop, implement and enforce Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPís), Standard Operating Procedure (SOPís) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPís) including inspecting the plant, equipment and employees during production.
  • Facilitate employee training on food safety and quality procedures.
  • Assist with process start up:  work with production to ensure that processing and formulas are carried out according to specifications.  Assist with the training of personnel on formulas, processing procedures, specifications, new equipment operations.
  • Verify product labeling to ensure compliance with company policy and USDA regulations.
  • Report any food safety and quality issues/problems to personnel with authority to initiate action.
  • Work on special projects as needed including research and development.
  • Some travel to other Sparboe Companies operations or customers for special projects


Essential Skills and Experience Needed:

  • Preferred candidate will have a Bachelorís degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Animal Science or a related field and HACCP accreditation.
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal and customers service skills.
  • Computer Skills. Including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Good judgment. Focus on detail and accuracy a must. Ability to multi-task.
  • Attention to detail and dependable follow-up
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to lead a team effort.
  • Project a professional image and demeanor.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Tact in dealing with others while remaining persistent.
  • Perseverance to fix the underlying root problems instead of going for a quick fix.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across functions to develop or modify system processes to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

M-F 8:00am to 3:30pm OR Online

Local Applicants Only

Sparboe Foods, LLC
900 North Linn Ave.
New Hampton, IA 50659-1204

Sparboe Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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