Quality Control Supervisor Lytton, IA
Essentia Protein Solutions
are in Pacific Standard Time.
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Essentia Protein Solutions is one of seven
companies in The Lauridsen Group, Inc. (LGI), a
privately held company focused on the manufacture, sales, and marketing of
value added proteins and protein co-products. Founded in 1975 and
headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa, LGI is a global company.
Essentia Protein Solutions (formerly Proliant Meat Ingredients), a manufacturer of functional
proteins, stocks, and broths for the food industry, is now accepting
applications for a Quality Control Supervisor at the Lytton, Iowa facility. Essentia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply online.
PURPOSE: To supervise the quality control functions and lab
personnel, while providing information to customers and departments as
required. Work with corporate quality assurance to ensure all raw materials
and finished products conform to company and customer specifications.
Manage, develop, and coach the Quality Controls team with efficient direction
and training of quality processes and procedures, while providing goals and
monitoring performance metrics to continuously improve standards and foster
Oversee Quality SOPs, SSOPs, export requirements and Biosecurity Programs.
Train new employees on quality systems and certification programs (GMPs,
SOPs, HACCP, SQF, etc.) applicable to each plant and assist in maintaining
training files for each employee.
Act as technical representative for all in-house audits by certifying
bodies, customers, or regulatory authorities.
Conduct internal audits for compliance.
Oversee Quality Control programs and functions, including laboratory
testing and quality systems.
Oversee and maintain plant sanitation programs and functions.
Ensure fundamental food safety and quality practices are maintained to
achieve food safety and quality objectives and to support the development,
implementation and maintenance and ongoing improvements of food safety
Ensures companys food safety and quality policies are being followed.
Schedule and/or test raw materials, in-process materials, and finished
products for in-process or finished product requirements, or other tests as
required in a timely manner.
Oversee raw materials to ensure vendor compliance with specifications.
Review and approval of manufacturing batch records, and investigation of
any process deviations that have occurred.
Specifically review and approve all production records finished product to
verify that compliance to regulations on each lot of product has occurred.
Manage priorities and work schedules according to companies needs and
Responsible for data entry and verification of laboratory analyses in a
Coordinate sampling and release of product after tests are completed for
conformance to specifications.
Maintain customer product specifications and assist in evaluation of new
Oversee and conduct calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Purchase and maintain laboratory equipment and supplies.
Analyze and trend finished product data as a tool for evaluation of the
current manufacturing processs ability to meet finished product
Assist in completion of Change Control activities for the facility.
Responsible for effectively and professionally working with customers when
Become proficient in the LIMS system of Quality Assurance.
Maintain water lagoon records, if applicable.
Assist in the selection of products to fill customer orders assuring each
customer receives products meeting their specifications.
Assist Corporate Quality Assurance in carrying out Mock Recalls.
Assist in the resolution of customer complaints.
Provide support to R&D and technical support as needed.
As required, inspect, test, and monitor current production in accordance
with established procedures to assure compliance to required specifications;
report findings to appropriate personnel for needed changes or adjustments.
Assist in the non-conformance investigation and resolution in the
Corrective Action System any products and procedures that do not meet
Coordination of the disposition of off specification product.
Perform technical operations such as taking samples, examining/analyzing
product, laboratory analyses, recording results, and taking appropriate
action in accordance with established procedures.
Plant Manager will cover for the absence of the Quality Control Supervisor
or qualified personnel.
Assist with completion of reports requested by management.
Operate company vehicle as required.
All other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of organizational methods and the ability to manage multiple tasks
or projects simultaneously.
Knowledge and ability to implement, track and
ensure adherence to all safety training requirements related to the Quality
Knowledge of various computer software (Windows, Word, Excel, Email, AS400 Mapics, inventory management systems, LIMS, etc.)
Knowledge of college math, including basic knowledge of statistics.
Knowledge of organizational methods and ability to manage multiple
Ability to train, develop, and evaluate the
Quality Controls team ensuring a competent work force that can effectively
accomplish department and company objectives.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with
corporate management, contractors, venders, suppliers and other business
Ability to learn and comprehend a wide variety of processing methods to
assure compliance with established processing procedures.
Technical ability to conduct established product inspections and testing
methods, including instrumentation testing for protein, moisture, fat,
sediment, and microbiological test for standard plate count, in addition to
other tests as required.
Ability to effectively communicate complex information, both orally and in
Accuracy in filling out paperwork and recording data, including testing
Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with plant personnel,
sales staff, customer service and other internal and external customers.
Ability to work effectively and objectively with production personnel. Must
demonstrate a willingness to seek, objectively and constructively, the
opinions of superiors or other assigned appropriate Essentia
staff to resolve differences and provide guidance.
Ability to operate basic plant, lab, and office equipment, including
computers, telephones, fax machines, and copiers.
Ability to remain calm and professional at all times.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of company information when required.
Ability to work weekends and extended hours as necessary.
Ability to assist other work related areas, as required.
Education and Experience:
Degree in agriculture, biological, food science, or related field, plus two
to three years related work experience in a food-processing environment; or a
high school diploma or GED/Associates degree in a science field with three
to six years of experience may provide an equivalent combination of education
and experience. Supervisory experience preferred.