Quality Assurance Manager - Altoona, IA 50009
Top technical individual at the
plant level. This position leads the plant in assessing food safety and
quality related to all aspects of the facility. Leads and participates in
initiatives to improve products and processes related to quality, food safety
and consistency. As a key member of the plant management team, assists the
plant manager in providing quality and food safety leadership to employees.
The QA Manager will participate / lead projects in conjunction with Corporate
QA/Food Safety management.
a staff of Quality Assurance professionals that includes 2 Supervisors
and 8 Quality Assurance Analysts/ Technicians
compliance to quality, food safety and HAACP support programs; assures
conformity to all company, customer and
recommendations and decisions involving food safety issues and quality
issues having significant potential business impact to corporate and
and implements programs, policies, procedures, and work instructions for
quality and food safety assessment and improvement.
plant quality and food safety audits (internal and third party). Works
with plant manager to assign audit responsibilities to various members
of the plant team.
as a key technical resource in plant and as a liaison between local
R&D, corporate Food Safety and Quality and plant operations.
non-conformance issues/quality problems at plant facilities, warehouses,
and in the market. Works with plant management team to develop
corrective action plans and communicates plans to QA management, sales,
marketing, and the customer as appropriate.
and/or develops orientation and training programs for quality, food
safety, GMP training. Assist members of the plant team in training as
appropriate. Trains and instructs plant employees in recommended quality
assurance testing and general housekeeping practices and advises on
equipment sanitation; confirms these procedures are being maintained.
on key Quality Indicators to plant and corporate management.
overall plant product quality program including product hold and release
and instructs plant personnel in recommended quality control testing,
equipment sanitation and general housekeeping practices, and audits,
confirms, and ensures these procedures are being maintained.
or BA degree in food science, microbiology, chemistry, or other similar
science related field.
years of supervisory experience, preferably in a food-related industry.
have ability to effectively communicate – verbally & in writing - to
employees, other Management, customers & vendors.
in an office, laboratory and manufacturing
environment where the employee is regularly required to stand, walk,
climb, crouch, reach and bend while moving about the facility.
some lifting of moderately heavy items such as test equipment and
employee is regularly exposed to moving machines and handling of
hazardous testing and sanitation chemicals.
noise level in the lab is moderate and loud in the plant. Hairnets, ear
plugs, goggles and gloves are required in accordance with GMP and safety