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Quality Manager - Turlock, CA
Blue Diamond Growers

 

 

Location:

Turlock, CA

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Description

In 1910 a cooperative of 230 California almond growers formed with the following core values:​

·        To build strong relationships among growers and with their customers;

·        To communicate directly and honestly; and

·        To work as a team to realize the best return on their investment.

More than a century later, Blue Diamond Growers still adheres to these values at every level of our operation.  Our employees are strongly committed to the brand and to each other - the word "family" is often used to describe our culture.

Today, Blue Diamond Growers represents more than 3,000 almond growers in California - the state that provides over 80% of the world's supply.  We are one of the most recognized food brands in the world, with annual sales exceeding $1billion.

We believe in transparency and honest communication.  Our work style is team-based, working together to innovate, process, and distribute the best almond products to the world.

After more than 100 years, our core values of integrity, partnership, innovation and quality remain strong.  Our commitment to excellence has driven Blue Diamond's unprecedented growth, innovation, high quality, and value.

You'll find these values at work throughout our company.  We strive for a diverse workforce, always aiming for greater levels of inclusion.  In addition to a robust benefits package, we offer an employee wellness and fitness program, in which a majority of our workforce currently participates.

​Blue Diamond Growers (BDG)​ ​is seeking an experienced Quality Manager​ to join its winning team in Turlock, CA. 

Responsible for implementing, maintaining, verifying and validating Blue Diamond Growers’ Food Safety and Food Quality programs.  Provides technical support to Production Operations relating to product quality.  Adhere to all procedures and practices associated with Food Safety, Food Security and Food Quality.  Drives the training and implementation of all practices and procedures associated with Food Safety, Food Security and Food Quality.  Provide direct training on the appropriate procedures and practices associated with Food Safety, Food Security and Food Quality.  Ensure that all personnel are adhering to the expectations set forth within these established procedures and practices.   Obtain certification as a SQF Practitioner.  Responsible for the implementing, maintaining, verifying and validating of the Company’s SQF System; includes HACCP, Food Safety, Food Security and Food Quality.

 

Responsibilities:

 

·        Hires, manages, and trains Quality Control staff in a manner that will result in an informed, trained, and effective team.

·        Develop, audit and enforce Quality Control policies and procedures that will result in consistent quality products that fulfill internal and external customer needs.

·        Manage effective Quality Control data collection by conducting root cause analysis and problem solving sessions with relevant cross functional teams. Analyze, and report on key quality attributes per expectations. Track trends, averages, performance against the specifications, and overall process capability.

·        Directs and develops production improvement teams on technical quality issues. Drives the development of Quality Control worker instructions, calibration procedures, test procedures, Statistical Process Control (SPC) interpretation, and computer set up and data input.

·        Reports complaint findings to Operations. Leads the investigation of complaints and reporting to customers on a timely basis.

·        As a Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Practitioner, is responsible for implementing, maintaining, verifying and validating of the Company’s SQF System; includes HACCP, Food Safety, Food Security and Food Quality. Provides back-up support for other SQF Practitioners.

·        Coordinates between Sales and customers on quality issues. Work with Sales Managers and customers on defining product quality attributes are required. Work with Production to ensure that the manufacturing process is capable of meeting the customer’s requirements.

·        Performs other duties and tasks as directed by Manager.

Qualifications

·        Bachelor’s degree in scientific field such as Chemistry, Biology, Food Processing, Engineering.

·        10 years food industry experience in a quality assurance environment, with at least three years at the Management level.Experience in the nut industry preferred.

·        Must be a proactive team player. Will have continuous contact with employees at all levels of the organization as well as external customers in the business and technical fields. Must be confident and well spoken to be able to present concepts and ideas. Must be able to write and interpret complex documents in a clear and concise manner. Must exhibit a willingness to operate with a great degree of flexibility resulting from ever changing market conditions.

·        Proficient use of computer and analytical software. Ability to develop, interpret and apply specification parameters. Expert knowledge of statistics and SPC. Knowledge of USDA Grades and Standards for the almond industry. Strong technical background and ability to analyze laboratory reports and technical data.

·        Excellent organizational skills. Keep Quality Assurance documents and specifications current. Administrative duties such as specifications administration, COA preparation, etc. Ability to review workload and testing frequency and make suggestions for increased effectiveness.

·        Must be able to physically move throughout the facility including climbing multiple flights of stairs, ladders, elevated catwalks and tight access areas. Able to work at a desk for extended periods of time doing analytical work or preparing reports on a computer. On call 24 hours a day for emergency situations. Weekend work not uncommon.

·        Must be able to work in a plant environment being exposed to dust, high noise levels, extreme temperature and humidity fluctuations, and wet operating work conditions. Typical conditions may include prolonged sitting, standing and walking.

 

 

​Grow your career. Partner with us. We Are the Almond People!

​Blue Diamond Growers is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer

​EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability

 

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