Processing & Quality Assurance Manager - Great Falls, MT 59401
Grain International, LLC
Columbia Grain International, LLC
Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager
Department: Quality Assurance
Reports To: Director of Food Safety
Location: Great Falls, Montana
This position is responsible for the
coordination of all quality assurance programs designed to ensure the
production of safe, high quality products consistent with CGI standards
through providing leadership and direction. The position requires an
experienced specialist with working knowledge of quality management systems,
food safety, pulse processing equipment and trouble-shooting skills. The
candidate should be an independent, motivated self-starter who values working
in a team setting.
Essential Job Functions:
- Prior pulse / bean processing
- Ability to communicate
effectively with all levels of the organization and equipment experts.
- Strong focus and understanding
of food safety and quality requirements
- Knowledge of HACCP, FSMA, risk
assessments and root cause analysis
- Develop an expert knowledge of
the production process and all associated equipment. Be able to
analytically and systematically troubleshoot manufacturing issues and
develop the team to be self-directed in the same activities.
- Perform maintenance need
inspections and work with managers and operations to ensure equipment is
maintained to a satisfactory level.
- Work with equipment customer
service reps to keep employees updated on proper operation of equipment.
- Provide training for operations
staff on all processing equipment, GMP’s and food safety.
- Develop and maintain an
employee training manual
- Ensure that procedures and work
instructions are followed.
- Communicate daily with all
processing facilities for what is needed for daily processing. What
adjustments are necessary for color sorter and cleaners per product and
- Develop color sorting programs
for all sorters and Instruct daily as to settings
- Develop and maintain a
processing manual and quality log
- Work in conjunction with
processing operations and merchandising to oversee quality results daily
- Provide guidance and support
and/or accompanying FDA inspectors and for 3rd party auditors auditing
the facility and preparation of necessary documents for review and any
- Assess if what is being
processed makes the standard for the customer.
- Work with management to address
and resolve customer complaints effectively
- Conduct internal audits of
procedures used in all areas of the plant and issuing a complete report
with corrective actions to relevant managers and supervisors
- Assist management in
preparation for inbound quality needs for upcoming shipments.
- Travel involved to facilities
in Washington, Montana, North Dakota. Heavy travel initially, to decrease
to approximately 25% after 6 to 8 months.
Education and /or Experience:
- B.S. in Food Science, Biology,
Engineering or comparable field of study preferred
- PCQI, HACCP & SQF
- Working knowledge of computers
and software as utilized in the food safety / quality assurance
- 5+ years
experience in management / quality management preferred
Job Type: Full-time
- relevant: 5 years (Required)
- quality Management: 5 years
- Great Falls, MT (Preferred)
- PCQI,HACCP, SQF (Required)
- Multiple locations
- On the road
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off