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Specialist, Quality Assurance (46266) – Havre De Grace, MD



Req Id 46266 - Posted 10/12/2015 - Quality Assurance / Research and Development / Sensory - N/A - MD - Havre de Grace (Manufacturing Plant) - Professional / Administrative - United States

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For more than 115 years, The J. M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of consumer food and beverage products and pet food and pet snacks in North America with annual net sales of approximately $8 billion. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's®, Folgers®, Jif®, Dunkin’ Donuts®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Café Bustelo®, Martha White®, truRoots®, Sahale Snacks®, Robin Hood®, and Bick’s®. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Meow Mix®, Milk- Bone®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, Natural Balance®, and 9Lives®. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit



Specialist, Quality Assurance



Havre De Grace, Maryland



Quality Manager



·         Complies with all FDA and company policies for food safety and quality

·         Ensures product meets specifications and Smucker Quality Standards

·         Assists QA Manager in all internal and external quality and regulatory audits, maintains audit readiness

·         Primary lead for the Proficy Quality System

·         Reviews all production records for accuracy and compliance

·         Maintains the Finished Good Hold Program

·         Maintains Formulation system

·         Trains all full-time and temporary employees in the areas of HACCP, GMP’s, SQF, Allergens, Pest Control, Organic Processing, Quality Risk Assessment, Proficy, Juice 101, Food Defense and Sanitation

·         Maintains records of testing results, procedures, and monitoring activities

·         Evaluates/tests raw materials, finished goods, and nonconforming products and recommends disposition

·         Assists the QA Manager with analyzing consumer complaints

·         Supports SQMS and is a Key Element Owner

·         Maintains Finished Good inventory through DLx

·         Provides support for the Quality Assurance - Processing position

·         Maintains all lab equipment (refractometer, pH meter, spectrophotometer, thermometers, centrifuge, Ellab probes and scales) and lab supplies

·         Other duties assigned by the Quality Manager



The successful candidate should possess the following:


·         Bachelor's Degree in a Technical Field Required (Science Related, Food Science, Engineering, etc)

·         Willing to relocate for future opportunities

·         Willing to work flexible hours (weekends, off shifts) as needed

·         Ability to lead and manage projects

·         Ability to work and manage within a team environment effectively

·         Strong organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills

·         Effective presentation, verbal and written communication skills

·         Ability to organize and prioritize actions to help meet plant objectives and long-term vision

·         Self-motivated and can work independently with minimal direct supervision

·         Ability to teach, lead and develop others

·         Role model for SQMS behaviors

·         Proficient in Excel and Word



·         HACCP Certification

·         Better Process Control Certification

·         Previous Operations experience



This position is employee referral award eligible.

No person will be discriminated against in any aspect of his or her employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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