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QA Supervisor - Othello, WA 99344

SVZ-USA

 

 

 

 

SVZ-USA In Othello, WA is now seeking a new QA Supervisor. Our ideal candidate has previous experience in a manufacturing setting with an emphasis in the food industry.
This position oversees all of the lab techs and reports to the QA Manager. Our new wages are competitive!!!! This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about learning as we process 50+ products.

SUMMARY

Ensure all products manufactured at the plant meet quality and food safety standards, all relevant regulatory agencies, and our customers. Direct the Quality Assurance and Compliance efforts and the laboratory employees to ensure that staffing is in place for all shifts and those personnel are properly carrying out the responsibilities assigned to them. Report directly to the Quality Assurance Manager.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the essential functions, qualifications, physical demands, and the work environment encountered in this position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

· Provide technical support to ensure compliance to federal, state, and local food industry regulations and company policies as applicable to operations of facility (HACCP, cGMPs, FSMA, SSOPs, and Organic etc.)

· Implement, monitor and update quality and food safety programs in conjunction with other departments to meet company, BRC, customers and regulatory requirements.

· Analyze quality control test results and communicate quality control information to all relevant organizational departments.

· Maintain and update laboratory standard operating procedures (SOP’s), laboratory SDS’s and Quality Assurance Manual.

· Coordinate and conduct facility audits and ensure corrective actions are tracked and follow-up reports are completed.

· Assist production and operations management in the development and implementation of corrective actions and appropriate documentation in response to audit and inspection findings.

· Review laboratory and production documents daily to assess the quality of products, determine that products meet customer specifications and regulatory requirements.

· Provide support to sales in providing pertinent information to customers and assist in complaint investigation.

· Track and report restricted and over aged products. Work with department managers in determining disposition, root cause and corrective action.

· Oversee microbiological program on finished products including issue investigation and follow-up as well as environmental monitoring, compliance to pesticides and heavy metals.

· Monitor product testing activities throughout production to evaluate quality.

· Monitor performance of quality control systems to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.

· Track defects, test results, or other regularly reported quality control data.

· Identify quality problems or areas for improvement and recommend solutions.

· Verify that raw materials, purchased parts or components, in-process samples, and finished products meet established testing and inspection standards.

· In the absence of QA Manager, QA Supervisor will perform the duties and responsibilities of the QA Manager.

Knowledge:

· Knowledge of math, statistics, and their applications.

· Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft and database applications.

Abilities:

  • Ability to present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, clients, customers or vendors.

· The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

· The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

  • Initiative – proactive attitude (enterprising)
  • Independence – able to work on own with little supervision (enterprising)
  • Communication – ability to communicate well at various levels, verbal and written (motivating)
  • Planning – able to prioritize workload with little or no supervision (organizing)
  • Results orientated – makes efficient use of time; gives priority to achieving results (performing)
  • Attention to details - accurate in detailed work; carefully checks own work; keeps organized (performing)
  • Service orientation – provide service to internal and external customers (facilitating)
  • Stress tolerance/flexibility – able to cope with changing work pressure and circumstances (adapting)

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

· Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology or related field REQUIRED

· 1 to 2 years of supervisory experience in QA/QC in the food industry (fruits/vegetables) is preferred.

  • Training in HACCP and Better Process School preferred
  • PCQI Certification is preferred
  • BRC, FDA, and WSDA audit experience is preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance. The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 10 to 30 pounds and at times lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will normally be in a controlled laboratory environment. The employee occasionally is near moving mechanical parts and exposed to vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The noise level in the plant environment is usually loud.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • relevant: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Quality Assurance: 2 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends required
  • 8 hour shift
  • Overtime

 

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