Quality Assurance Supervisor
Basic American Foods – Blackfoot, ID
- Quality and Regulatory
- Blackfoot, ID, USA
- Full Time
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Do you have an interest
in making a difference in a privately held company that is
committed to innovation, leadership development, and technical excellence?
If you are a detail oriented, team focused quality supervisor, then
Basic American foods has a great opportunity for you.
Basic American Foods,
family owned and operated since 1933, is a market leader and innovator in
shelf stable food products within consumer foods and the foodservice
industry. Our strong employee-focused culture facilitates collaborative
working environments while providing opportunities for advancement and
The Quality Assurance
Supervisor is accountable to assist in the development and administration of
Food Safety and Quality, and laboratory programs that result in compliance
with BAF policies and procedures, FDA, GMP's.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
- Audit and ensure compliance with
customer requirements, FDA regulations and GMPs, HACCP, as well as all
BAF product safety and sanitation policies, procedures and guidelines.
Participate in investigation and resolution of customer complaints,
foreign material sightings, and reject product episodes. Ensure
maintenance of appropriate ingredient, supplies and product
records. Resolve direct material quality issues and warehouse
- Set an example of leadership by
assisting in the ongoing coaching, development and training of all plant
employees performing quality and food safety tasks. Complete performance
appraisals of direct reports in a timely manner providing effective
performance feedback. Provide expertise and resources for product
analysis, product safety and sanitation training for entire plant
population. Ensure accurate and efficient attribute analysis and
reporting on incoming ingredients and supplies as well as all processed
and packaged products. Regularly audit employees who perform quality
tests for competency and adherence to written laboratory procedures used
to analyze raw materials and production samples. Ensure all product
attributes are being analyzed at the prescribed frequencies per the
correct procedure with documented results demonstrating that specification
requirements are met. When practice, procedure, frequency, or
results documentation do not meet expectations, make necessary changes
to bring actual into alignment with expected including submitting
document change requests.
- Ensure the laboratory and the
facility is equipped with all of the necessary supplies and functioning,
calibrated equipment necessary to complete required testing. Purchase
all routinely used items in the most cost-effective manner staying
within the departmental budget. Troubleshoot and make minor repairs to
testing equipment. Budget and coordinate equipment calibration, and
- Manage various document systems
including analytical results, HOLD forms, equipment calibration records,
etc. to ensure accuracy, completeness, and consistency. Deliver
accurately and on time all customer requests for documentation and
samples. Coordinate the storage and rotation of all library samples and
quality assurance records, ensuring that they are maintained for
specified BAF time periods.
- Complete regular SAFE
observations within the manufacturing facility and lab areas. Ensure
attendance of self and staff at all required safety meetings.
Ensure that all staff members are aware of and observe all laboratory
and plant safety policies, MSDS's for all chemicals used in the
laboratory and other administrative and engineering safety
controls. Actively participate in LEAN management practices such
as standard work, tiered meetings, and visual controls.
- Must maintain the highest
standards of ethics and integrity while embodying the company values.
Must maintain the highest standards of data management by creating
consistent, reliable data, which will ensure accuracy and in turn,
maximize the use of data and confidence in decision making. Must
be responsible for upholding the principles of SQF and is responsible
for immediately reporting any food safety, food quality, or plant
security issues to management for appropriate action.
- In the instance of the QA
Manager's absence the QA Supervisor will act as the SQF Practitioner. In
the event of the Supervisor's absence a trained designee will be
appointed by management.
- Bachelor of Science degree (B.
S.) in a science discipline from four-year college
or university; and one to two years related experience and/or training.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical
journals, financial reports, government regulations and legal documents.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers,
regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability
to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to
prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present
information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of
- Ability to apply advanced
mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic
equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to
such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability
and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory,
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid
conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical
instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several
abstract and concrete variables.
- To perform this job
successfully, an individual should have knowledge and be proficient in
Microsoft Office Suite Word Processing software.
- Certification in HACCP
Principles, as an SQF Practitioner, and participation in auditor
training or a willingness to complete upon employment
- The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of
this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions;
moving mechanical parts; toxic or caustic chemicals and extreme heat.
The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes
or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The noise level in
the work environment is usually moderate.
- The physical demands described
here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of
this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; talk,
hear, taste, and smell. The employee is occasionally required to use
hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or
balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must
occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to
- Disclaimer: Incumbent may be asked
to perform other duties as required.
All of our
salaried employees receive ten paid holidays, a personal paid holiday, and
immediately begin accruing vacation at the rate of three weeks per year in
addition to our generous sick leave policy. We provide an on-site medical
center for our Idaho employees at no charge for employees and their covered
commitment to quality and convenient products, we provide a culture where
employees are valued and supported in meeting their career goals. We
offer meaningful career and employee development opportunities for managerial
and technical or professional individuals in our cross functional teams
through individual leadership and professional development plans.
position is located just outside of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Situated along the
Snake River at the western edge of the world famous Rocky Mountains, Idaho Fallsh has all the features of big city living, but still
embraces a small town charm. Our skyline consists of the majestic Teton
Mountain Range, and in our backyard is the world's most famous park -