Director of Quality Assurance Job
The Director of Quality Assurance is
responsible to lead the team in the developing and maintaining quality and
food safety standards for the company, with adherence to both internal and
external standards. This position has a direct responsibility on food
safety, quality and regulatory standards.
- Responsible for setting,
reviewing and execution of the operational plans and procedures.
- Schedules and conducts
monthly internal inspections/ GMP and sanitation audits.
- Develops and implements programs
to improve quality and food safety.
- Works closely with Plant
Manager on the implementation of new projects.
- Introduce, develops maintains
and periodically update the QA procedures, manuals and objectives.
- Trains and motivates
subordinates in the performance of their duties.
- Leads investigation of all
customer complaints involving technical or QC issues.
- Monitors Sanitation & GMP
procedures for the plant.
- Represents the Quality
Control department in all departmental meetings.
- Ensure allergens are being
- Ensure all plant sanitation
activities meet standards
- Summarize technical data to
identify defect trends and corrective actions
- Responsible for disposition
of all held product with input from the Plant Manager as needed
- Acts as liaison for all
technical and QC issues between operations and sales departments
- Monitor and maintain the
plant insect and rodent control programs
- Writes, monitors and
maintains the HACCP program
- Works with government
officials to make sure we are in compliance with FDA regulations
- BS Degree in Biology,
Microbiology, Chemistry or Food Science required.
- A minimum of five years in
QA/QC Management in a manufacturing environment required. Must have at
least three years experience managing a
- Experience working with
- Thorough knowledge of
laboratory activities to include microbiological testing not limited
to TPC, coliforms/E.coli, salmonella, listeria, yeast and mold, and
- Good verbal and written
- Ability to work in a team
- Ability to train and teach
- Excellent knowledge of food
- Solid understanding of food
- Experience with government
regulatory requirements in food processing.
- Knowledge in the development
and implementation of the following programs: HACCP, Sanitation, Good
Manufacturing Practices, Statistical Process Control, Pest Control,
Food Microbiology and Chemistry, FDA and USDA Regulatory requirements,
3rd party audit standards
- Computer knowledge to include
Microsoft Word, Excel, Access
Job Type: Full-time
- Quality Assurance: 1 year