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Quality Assurance Supervisor
Basic American
Foods Blackfoot, ID

 

 

 

  • Quality and Regulatory
  • Blackfoot, ID, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • 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 professional development.

JOB SUMMARY

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 AND/KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. 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 receiving problems
  2. 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.
  3. 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 service contracts
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 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 directors.                                              
  • 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, and factor analysis.                                              
  • 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

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • 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 adjust focus.
  • Disclaimer: Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

BENEFITS

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 dependents.  

 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

 

Beyond our 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.

 

LOCATION

 

This 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 - Yellowstone.

 

 

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