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Quality Control Supervisor - APC - Garden City, KS

 

Wanted: Bold thinkers.

If you thrive in a challenging environment and are attracted to the opportunities available in a global company, APC may be the place for you. We are looking for bold thinkers who can help us incubate new ideas and develop innovative products that will improve the lives of animals worldwide. 

 

The APC story began in 1981 when scientists identified the powerful role functional proteins play in helping support and maintain normal immune function in piglets. Inspired by this discovery, we were first to initiate research on the benefits of plasma-derived functional proteins for animal nutrition.  Since then, APC has grown into the world's largest producer of functional proteins. Today we are a leading manufacturer of high-quality ingredients and complete, user-ready products that optimize animal nutrition. 

 

APC has an immediate opening for a Quality Control Supervisor to join our Sublette, KS, operations.  This position will supervise the Quality Control functions and provide information to customers and departments as required. They will work collaboratively with Corporate Quality Assurance to ensure all raw materials and finished products conform to company and customer specifications.

 

 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee Quality SOPs, SSOPs, export requirements and Biosecurity Programs.
  • Effectively Supervise personnel assigned.
  • Train new employees on Quality Systems (cGMPs, SOPs, HACCP) and assist in maintaining training files for each employee.
  • Act as technical representative for all in-house audits by certifying bodies, customers, or regulatory authorities.
  • Conduct internal audits for compliance to regulations and procedures.
  • Oversee Quality Control programs and functions, including laboratory testing and quality systems.
  • Schedule and/or test raw materials, in-process materials, and finished products for in-process or finished product requirements, or other tests as required in a timely manner.
  • Oversee raw materials to ensure vendor compliance with specifications.
  • Review and approval of manufacturing batch records, and investigation of any process deviations that have occurred.
  • Specifically review and approve all production records finished product to verify that compliance to regulations on each lot of product has occurred.
  • Manage priorities and work schedules according to companiesí needs and demands
  • Responsible for data entry and verification of laboratory analyses in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate sampling and release of product after tests are completed for conformance to specifications.
  • Assist in the non-conformance investigation and resolution in the Corrective Action System  any products and procedures that do not meet specifications.
  • Coordination of the disposition of off specification product.
  • Maintain customer product specifications and assist in evaluation of new customer specifications.
  • Oversee and conduct calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Purchase and maintain laboratory equipment and supplies.
  • Analyze and trend finished product data as a tool for evaluation of the current manufacturing processís ability to meet finished product specifications.
  • Assist in completion of Change Control activities for the facility.
  • Responsible for effectively and professionally working with customers when required.
  • Become proficient in the LIMS system of Quality Assurance.
  • Maintain water lagoon records.
  • Assist in the selection of products to fill customer orders assuring each customer receives products meeting their specifications.
  • Assist Corporate Quality Assurance in carrying out yearly Mock Recalls.
  • Assist in the resolution of customer complaints.
  • Provide support to R&D and technical support as needed.
  • Assist with inspection and testing of raw materials to assure  compliance with specifications and established procedures.
  • As required, inspect, test, and monitor current production in accordance with established procedures to assure compliance to required specifications; report findings to appropriate personnel for needed changes or adjustments.
  • Perform technical operations such as taking samples, examining/analyzing product, laboratory analyses, recording results, and taking appropriate action in accordance with established procedures
  • Assist with completion of reports requested by management.
  • Operate company vehicle as required.
  • All other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

  • General knowledge of processing, manufacturing and quality control procedures.
  • College math, including some knowledge of statistics.
  • Ability to learn and comprehend a wide variety of processing methods to assure compliance with established processing procedures.
  • Technical ability to conduct established product inspections and testing methods, including instrumentation testing for protein, moisture, fat, sediment, and microbiological test for standard plate count, in addition to other tests as required.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex information, both orally and in writing.
  • Accuracy in filling out paperwork and recording data, including testing data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with plant personnel, sales staff, customer service and other internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work effectively and objectively with production personnel.  Must demonstrate a willingness to seek, objectively and constructively, the opinions of superiors or other assigned appropriate APC Inc. staff to resolve differences and provide guidance.
  • Ability to operate basic plant, lab, and office equipment, including computers, telephones, fax machines, and copiers.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional during peak periods of activities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of company information when required.
  • Ability to drive a vehicle and maintain valid driverís license.
  • Knowledge of organizational methods and ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work daily, weekends, and extended hours as necessary.
  • Ability to assist other work related areas, as required.
  • Ability to learn and operate windows environment software, such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and MAPICS system.

 

 

Education and Experience:  Bachelors Degree in dairy science, food science, or other related field with two to three years related work experience in a food-processing environment. High School Diploma or GED, and/or an AS degree in a science field with three to six years may provide an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

 

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