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Job Title: Food & Safety Quality Assurance Team Lead -3rd Shift

Department: Quality

Reports to: QA Manager/Supervisor

FLSA: Regular Non-Exempt


The Food and Safety Quality Assurance Team Lead will be responsible for the coordination and effective scheduling of workers to meet targets and quality standards. Responsibilities will include the training of staff in production methods, safety, policies and procedures, as well as the identification and correction of potential work problems, health and safety issues.


  • Approves incoming materials by confirming specifications; conducting visual and measurement tests; rejecting and returning unacceptable materials.
  • Approves in-process production by confirming specifications; conducting visual and measurement tests; communicating required adjustments to production supervisor.
  • Approves finished products by confirming specifications; conducting visual and measurement tests; returning products for re-work; confirming re-work.
  • Documents inspection results by completing reports and logs; summarizing re-work and waste; inputting data into quality database.
  • Maintains safe and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
  • Overseeing and coordinating daily prioritization of QC testing
  • Manage and direct activities and resources of the quality department to meet company objective of producing highest quality product.
  • Ensure product is manufactured in accordance with the proper Standard Operating Procedure’s (SOP)
  • Continuous Improvement to maximize product quality and minimize costs.
  • Participating on teams as the Quality Control Liaison as required
  • Provide feedback and evaluations as needed
  • Approving or rejecting raw materials, in process and finished goods according to company specifications
  • Train employees as required
  • Monitor training plan and matrix as required ensuring ongoing compliance and staff proficiency.
  • Assist with management of critical programs such as stability program, reduced testing program, environmental services, retained samples, etc.
  • Maintain and improve level of quality by managing and implementing inspection criteria and procedures of quality control inspections in manufacturing and job sites consistent with all applicable standards and specifications.
  • Take active role in investigating and resolving problems related to quality, including sourcing substitute materials and/or suppliers.
  • Analyze statistical data to determine trends and implement corrective actions as required.
  • Responsible for calibration of instruments and certification of testing equipment, gauges, and scales.
  • Communicate and coordinate objectives with manufacturing personnel and departments to improve the manufacturing process to be more cost effective by maintaining continuous high-standards of quality to minimize rejection of product.
  • Ensure product is manufactured in accordance with established best practices, procedures, to meet customer/contractual obligations and in compliance with regulatory codes and standards.
  • Staff selection/development – ensure staff has appropriate qualifications, knowledge to meet objectives.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training
  • Knowledge of cGMP/CFR 21
  • Must possess excellent communication skills for liaising and communicating with vendors, customers, and internal departments.
  • Practical experience with risk management, product testing, capability studies, and control plans.
  • Training and knowledge of Six Sigma techniques and Lean Manufacturing are desirable.
  • Highly motivated and selfdirected capable of multitasking, and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong leadership abilities and the capability of motivating a diverse team.
  • Able to interface directly with crossfunctional teams.
  • Extremely detailoriented and analytical thinker.
  • Ability to create and review technical documentation, including project plans, test procedures, and design documents.
  • Able to develop, review, and maintain metrics and quality audits.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
  • A welldefined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.
  • Welldeveloped problem-solving skills and ability to develop conceptual alternatives.
  • Able to find new methods and principles and ability to incorporate them into existing practices as needed.
  • High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability.
  • Must have the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc.
  • Strong negotiation and prioritization skills.
  • Experience with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access) and be able to handle working with multiple programs.
  • Ability to read/write English at a proficient level.


  • Must be able to pass a Level 2 background screening
  • Must be at least 21 years of age (State Law)


  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 40lbs to a minimum height of 5 feet and able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet, with or without mechanical assistance
  • Must be able to work seated/standing as appropriate at workstations for extended periods of time, maintain body equilibrium while climbing ladders, stairways, stopping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching, and use hands/fingers to hold, grasp, turn, pick, pinch frequently/constantly to complete tasks
  • Must be able to handle organic matter daily, able to wear PPE as appropriate (eye, face, hand, arm, head, foot, body, fall protection), and able to be exposed to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions while wearing PPE (95 degrees or greater)
  • Must have visual acuity with/without job aids to perform activities such as; reading, viewing a computer terminal, visual inspection involving small parts/details. Clarity of vision at 20 ft or more in day and night/dark conditions
  • Must be able to speak and communicate verbally at conversation levels with co-workers, vendors, etc. (Moderate noise)


  • 40+ hours weekly with flexible hours depending on department needs. Must be available to work occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays

Equal Opportunity Employer l Trulieve Supports a Drug Free Workplace




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