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QA Manager - Shining Ocean - Sumner, WA





Job description

Shining Ocean is currently seeking a QA Manager to lead the food safety program for our company.  This position is the top level QA position in the company. Prior or current food background with knowledge of Seafood HACCP preferred. This position will maintain and drive Food Safety and Quality objectives for the companyís secondary processing activities. Ideal candidates will possess the following attributes:


1.    Managerial experience and capability required. Strong mentoring skills.

2.    Excellent verbal and written communication to all levels of organization.

3.    Ability to align duties and daily execution to established company goals.

4.    Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

5.    Strong proficiency in MS Office applications.

6.    Team-focused mentality.


Job Info:


1. Implement and manage all necessary food safety and quality programs as required by company policy and applicable regulations. Programs include: Maintain, update and monitor HACCP program HACCP Policy including review of HACCP records, issuing of Certificates of Analysis  and responding to the technical needs of our customers and our Business Development Manager.

2.  Manage company product quality program including defining and monitoring quality KPIís to maintain product consistency throughout the product cycle.

3.  Manage department staff, acting as coach and mentor and ensuring employee loyalty and retention.

4.  Oversee hiring, employee development, employee reviews and disciplinary issues for the departments.

5.  Assist with the management of all regulator documentation for the company, including company BRC certification.

6.  Manage customer and consumer complaints. Communicate and interface with production, sales and purchasing on all quality issues.

7.  Oversee interface with Regulatory agencies (USDC, MSC, WSDA, GFSI), including accompanying regulator agents when they are at the plant for inspection, making reports, and performing corrective actions using FS00 100 Corrective Actions Forms as necessary.

8.  Collect, maintain and review all quality data. Maintain food quality and safety related documents in both digital format and hard copy.

9.  Manage customer questionnaires and customer documentation, i.e. Certificates of Analysis. Responsible for label review and hold program maintenance.

10. Complete pasteurization validation studies. 

11. Manage weekly quality meetings.

13. Participate in the review of labeling regulatory compliance.

14. Oversee the work of the QA Lab Coordinator and all QA Techs.

15. Responsible for verifying the accuracy of and approving time cards to hourly employees.

16. Responsible for approving ingredient and nutritional statements.


 Education/Experience/Special Skills/Certifications:


1.    Relevant four year degree in Food Science or Microbiology or equivalent combination of job experience and education is preferred.

2.    Knowledge of seafood regulatory environment is preferable.

3.    Minimum 4 years experiences in food industry (Ready-to-Eat product manufacturing preferred).

4.    Relevant experience in implement of food safety and quality systems and programs. Must have experience in HACCP program management.

5.    Must have hands-on experience with regulatory inspectors (FDA, USDA, USDC, NSF, GFSI).

6.    Experience managing a team.

7.    Basic HACCP training is a minimum requirement, advance HACCP training preferred.

8.    Knowledge of sanitation, GMPís, personal hygiene, allergen control, BTA, recall and traceability, and SSOPís


Shining Ocean offers a rich benefits package upon hire as well as a 401(k) plan with a generous company match. We offer an employee discount on product, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays and a year-end bonus opportunity.  If you are a high performer with a passion for food quality we ant to talk to you! We are located in lovely Sumner, WA (30 miles south of Seattle) against the backdrop of beautiful Mt. Rainier.

Shining Ocean is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit us at 


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