Manager - Milan, WI
JOB TITLE: Quality Assurance
LOCATION: Milan, WI
REPORTS TO: Quality Assurance Sr. Manager
This position is responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely testing of
raw materials, in-process and finished products, planning, directing and
implementing quality programs to ensure the highest standards of quality that
meet customer specifications, in accordance with company policies and
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. The job description is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are
required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities
may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. The
essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to:
Ensuring the accurate and timely testing of raw materials, in process
and finished products to meet customer and company quality standards.
Overseeing the appropriate collection, analysis and distribution of
Acting as a technical resource and liaison between the department, operations
and government agencies to address and resolve inquiries and problems,
including performing CIP troubleshooting through laboratory testing, or
Ensuring all aspects of maintaining the laboratorys certification.
Reviewing and report testing results to management, regulatory
agencies, the field staff and patrons, ensuring all required reports,
records, documentation, etc. are completed, maintained and distributed
according to procedures and agency regulations.
Conducting environmental sampling program to ensure the plant remains
pathogen free, including evaluating and determining root cause when problems
arise and provide recommendations for resolution.
Serving as plant Certified Industry Supervisor for Appendix N Bulk
Load Screening Program, including ordering necessary testing supplies and
maintain equipment and training intake personnel in proper testing
Working with Field Service personnel to resolve patron quality and
sanitation problems, including working with milk haulers to guarantee proper
milk sampling and monitor plant testing for patrons working on milk quality
Overseeing the maintenance of the lab and related test equipment,
including calibration, repair, servicing ordering supplies, training
personnel as needed.
Managing customer complaint program, including responding to customer
complaints in a timely manner and participate in formulation of corrective
Preparing for and participating in customer and internal audits,
serving as a technical resource in areas of food safety and company food
Conducting plant inspections to include building and grounds,
sanitation, GMP, housekeeping, HACCP, maintenance and safety and reporting
outcomes as appropriate.
Assisting plant management in overseeing compliance to corporate
quality procedures including prerequisites, HACCP, GMP, hold and release,
food security and product tracing and recall, revising procedures as
Responsible for environmental reporting.
Serving as Food Defense Coordinator
Providing backup for the lab personnel and SQF Practitioner.
Regular and punctual attendance and physical presence in the
Timely and accurate completion of duties.
Occasional/frequent/continually travel for work, up to xx% of the
The following are required competencies of the position that must be met by
the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job:
Computer Skills: Ability to operate all information
technology related business systems, programs and applications in a manner
that achieves efficiency, accuracy, and relevancy of information processing
and reporting as it applies to this position.
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as
dictated letters or memoranda, invoices, company policies and various
documentation, paying particular attention to grammar. Ability to
process routine reports and correspondences. Ability to communicate
effectively with employees customers and
others. Ability to effectively present information.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to correctly add, subtract,
multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common
fractions, and decimals. Ability to correctly compute rate, ratio, and
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding
to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in
Other Skills & Abilities: Requires the ability to operate a
variety of standard business machines, such as a computer and keyboard,
calculator, FAX, photocopier, telephone, postage machine, paper shredder,
scanner, etc. The ability to drive a motor vehicle, and maintaining a
valid drivers license. Must be a practicing SQF Practitioner and must ensure
compliance with SQF 2000 code.
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.
Physical Demands Employee is frequently (more than 75% of time)
required to: use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or
controls, sit; to verbally communicate; and to hear. The employee is
occasionally (up to 33% of the time) required to walk and stand. The
employee must occasionally (up to 33% of the time) lift and/or move up to 10
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment Employee is occasionally exposed to risk of
electrical shock wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne
participles. The noise level in the work environment is usually
Protective Equipment No protective equipment is generally
required. List PPE if required.
This position requires a Bachelor Degree in Food Science or related field of
study, knowledge related to the job and five to ten years of job-related
This position directly supervises all hourly laboratory personnel.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees;
planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding
and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
It is the policy of Foremost Farms USA to provide equal employment
opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, creed, color,
religion, sex, age, national origin, disabilities, veteran status, marital
status, sexual orientation, military status, genetic information, or any
other characteristic protected by state or federal law.
you ready to Be Foremost?
Please apply at: www.foremostfarms.com
Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled are encouraged to apply.
Successful completion of pre-employment testing which could include a drug test,
physical, background check, education check and credit check required.