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Corporate Quality Assurance Manager - UniSea, Inc. - Redmond, WA




The Corporate Quality Assurance Manager will oversee and assure compliance with Company and Government product quality and HACCP food safety standards by establishing specifications, plans, practices, and procedures at all steps of Company processing activities for all UniSea Inc. operations.  Assist the Environmental Compliance Department with adhering to government standards and communication to those governmental agencies



o   Develop and maintain in written form product specifications, processing procedures, quality control plans, inspection standards and procedures, monitoring report systems, sanitation rules and policies and procedures for implementing air quality and water quality permits.  Regularly review and adjust activities and reports as required.

o   Develop maintain and review in written form HACCP Plans for all products, including CCP monitoring and reporting procedures, pre-requisite processing and quality control programs along with sanitation control procedures.  Conduct reviews, verifications and audits as required.

o   Train quality control employees, providing them with knowledge of and reasons for both HACCP and quality standards while instructing them in the technical procedures and practices of testing and inspecting for adherence to quality standards and permit to conditions.

o   Oversee Redmond Quality Control Department keeping abreast of regulatory and facility changes to ensure timely action on the part of the company to maintain compliance at a reasonable cost. Supervise the employees in this areas effectively recommend hiring; conduct evaluations, support promotions and terminations. 

o   Responsible for evaluation of product quality and product safety levels with analysis of reasons for defective product resulting in development of solutions to problems and methods for improvement in quality and or safety enhancements.

o   Develop and maintain the Company’s consumer complaint and response program; coordinating investigations of both quality and safety complaints with the appropriate plant personnel.

o   Develop and maintain in written form, and implement if necessary, the corporate “Crisis Management Product Recall Plan”.  Serve as the primary contact with FDA, our insurance broker or other food regulatory agencies in matters related to product recalls or market withdrawals.

o   Represent the Company in regular and frequent contacts with representatives of the regulatory agencies such as FDA, ADEC, EPA and USDC and obtain and maintain the necessary permits from these agencies.  Also represent the Company in regular and frequent contacts with industry technical/trade groups such as NFI, ASPAC, NFPA and PSPA.

o   Position requires some travel to Alaska for one to several weeks at a time.  Position may require some travel to major customers, with Marketing & Sales personnel, to provide technical support of sales.



Education: Four-year Bachelor's degree with course emphasis related to technology.  Food science and/or biological science background preferred. Four to six years of experience in food industry as a supervisor.


UniSea, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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