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Quality Assurance Manager
FAIR OAKS FARMS LLC 7 reviews - Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158




Fair Oaks Farms, LLC is a supplier of high quality custom meat products to some of the world’s largest and most discerning retail and restaurant companies.

It takes more than top notch facilities, modern equipment, and innovative technologies to become our customer’s most trusted supplier. It takes people who are committed to our customer’s success and who are willing to go the extra mile to get the job done right.

Position Summary : Responsible for developing and maintaining a system to assure

that all products manufactured by the organization meet customer specifications and

achieve superior quality and reliability levels.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct Quality Assurance Department, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP’s and OSOP’s) programs.
  • Develop and analyze product specifications and quality assurance procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and customer expectations.
  • Responsible for translating the Company objectives into calculations, requirements, analysis, or other means understood by employees and verified by the process.
  • Oversee the execution of work performed by department personnel.
  • Develop and maintain QA operating budget.
  • Maintain quality records, including product identification records for stock recovery purposes.
  • Responsible for ensuring quality trends and current levels of quality for key product features.
  • Responsible for identifying key internal quality measures.
  • Investigate and respond to customer complaints in regard to product quality.
  • Ensure the identification and attainment of any controls, processes, equipment (including inspection and test equipment), fixtures, resources and skills that may be needed to achieve quality requirements.
  • Ensure documentation of the quality process during production process, inspection and test procedures.
  • Update inspection and test procedures as needed, including the development of new control points.
  • Ensure the clarification of standards of acceptability for all features and requirements, including those which contain a subjective element (appearance, flavor, texture).
  • Ensure the grouping and preparation of quality records.
  • Respond to USDA Noncompliance Records
  • Maintain USDA Label Approvals
  • Responsible for internal R&D testing
  • Responsible for shipment of product samples
  • Responsible for QA internal and external audits
  • Responsible for sanitation results.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reporting to this position : Q.A. Assistant Manager and Sanitation Manager

Essential skills and experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Food Science or related field
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Prior experience at least 5 years in food processing quality assurance.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
  • Written Communication—the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
  • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  • Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Safety and security—the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Quality Assurance: 5 years


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