The Quality Assurance and Manufacturing
Specialist is responsible for reinforcing a
culture of cleanliness and product performance at specification. In
addition, this person oversees the sanitation strategy and programs used in
the design and operation of our plants. This person will support Plant QC
Managers, Manufacturing Systems Engineers and Scientists, and leaders in
their efforts to achieve and maintain standards and practices.
- Provide oversight for
environmental and phage monitoring processes and clean-in-place
- Analyze data and help plants
monitor adherence to specifications
- Participate in
microbiological investigations and foster continuous improvement of
- Provide guidance and
mentoring for plant sanitarians
- Facilitate the corrective
action process to remediate deficiencies
- Review and audit accuracy of
processing sanitation records
- Contribute to problem solving
efforts in our manufacturing facilities
The Quality Assurance and Manufacturing Specialist reports to the Corporate
Quality Assurance Manager and works with others in Technical Services,
Operations, and Engineering to improve the business.
Schedule and Travel
Typically, work days are 8 hours, Monday through Friday beginning at 7:30
to 8:00am unless the work requires other timing. Frequent travel is
Education and Training
- M.S. or Ph.D. degree in food
science, dairy science or related discipline is required
- 8 years of relevant
experience is required
- Experience working with state
health departments and third-party auditors.
- Data analysis, statistical
process control, and problem solving skills.
- Working knowledge of the PMO,
3-A Standards, sanitation, dairy microbiology, and food safety.