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QA/ Food Safety Manager
Primal Pet Foods Inc. - Fairfield, CA 94534

 

 

 

Quality Manager

Job Description

SUMMARY

This position will entail the ongoing assurance of the food safety and specifications of all products produced in the plant. As well, the Quality Manager will be responsible for overseeing and enforcing quality policies, procedures and standards throughout the production facility. The Quality Manager will lead the Quality and Sanitation Teams to ensure that all policies are followed and job requirements are being met and achieved.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  • Ensures compliance to all regulatory standards including HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) and SSOP's (Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures), etc.
  • Conducts quality audits such as third party audits, customer audits, and internal audits. Ensures compliance of the "Recall and Recovery Plan".
  • Manages 3rd Part Pest Control, Garment and Laboratory vendor relationship.
  • Generates ideas to improve quality procedures and participates in development and implementation of new policies, procedures and/or programs.
  • Ensures that quality technicians maintain the desired level of department performance by (1) managing quality assurance checks including monitoring AQLs (acceptable quality levels); (2) validating quality checks against production specifications for both attribute and variable data collection and; (3) managing products placed on hold.
  • Rewards and disciplines employees. Addresses complaints and resolves problems.
  • Other Duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Experience leading a team of at minimum 10 hourly Food Production Team Members.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Four year degree in a Science/Agriculture/Food related field; at least 3 years of experience in the food manufacturing industry in a Quality role or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of Quality Processes and Systems including but not limited to: SPC, HACCP, SSOP and GMPs.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Good ability to read, speak and communicate in English with employees, direct supervisors, team leads and upper management. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.

SKILLS

  • Ability to use mathematical and statistical knowledge to assess data and determine process capabilities.
  • Exceptionally strong communication skills, both oral and written and strong managerial skills including: good judgment, planning, organizing, innovative approach to problem solving, motivate employees.
  • Ability to prioritize and follow-through to achieve results and meet deadlines to meet the needs of the business
  • Strong leadership skills, with an ability to build trust, provide direction, and vitality to execute with excellence and achieve extraordinary results.
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and Outlook

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 standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

HACCP certification required

PHYSICAL DEMANDSĀ

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 regularly required to stand. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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 regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, extreme cold, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud

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*We offer generous healthcare packages, paid time off, company paid holidays, 401k program including company match, and much more!

"To Feed Primal is to nourish pets the way nature intended."

Check out our story on the web:

https://primalpetfoods.com/pages/our-story

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Quality Management: 3 years
  • Food Manufacturing: 3 years

Required language:

  • Spanish

Required license or certification:

  • HACCP Certification

 

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