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Quality Control Manager 
QUINCY FOODS, LLC - 
Quincy, WA

ABOUT QUINCY FOODS, LLC:

 

Quincy Foods, LLC is a processor and packager of frozen vegetables, and employs 200 full-time employees and 320 seasonal employees during the processing season. Quincy Foods is a subsidiary of NORPAC Foods, Inc., a farmer-owned cooperative founded in 1924, which processes frozen vegetables and fruit, along with canning vegetables. Headquartered in Salem, Oregon, NORPAC is Oregonís largest fruit and vegetable processor and has 5 facilities in the Willamette Valley, along with another subsidiary, Hermiston Foods, LLC in Hermiston, Oregon. NORPAC and its subsidiaries employ 1,500 full-time employees and 2,500 seasonal employees during the processing season.

BASIC RESPONSIBILITY: Manage all aspects of the Quality Control program at Quincy Foods.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with all departments company-wide to achieve and maintain quality standards.
  • Provide training to QC personnel and maintain the consistency of product grading on all shifts.
  • Supervise the grading of all raw products.
  • Provide annual employee safety training and coordinate bi-weekly safety meetings throughout the year for QC personnel. Review safety minutes and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Maintain, review, and update the plantís HACCP, food safety and quality management programs to comply with company as well as internal and external audits, and provide training to plant employees on these subjects as required.
  • Supervise microbiology lab and document and correct deficiencies in implementation or execution of lab procedures.
  • Work with toll pack partners on quality and ingredient issues.
  • Manage the sanitation department and monitor performance and cost of sanitation crews.
  • Maintain a bacteria sampling program to generate line and environmental profiles, correlate with line conditions, and implement corrective actions to minimize product contamination.
  • Order supplies to meet department objectives.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records.
  • Coordinate and lead all external food safety and quality audit activities.
  • All other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelorís degree in Food Science, Microbiology, or related life sciences preferred. A combination of education and industry experience will also be considered.
  • Ability to lead and direct others to achieve departmental goals.
  • Ideal candidate will be a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual or has completed training on Preventative Controls for Human Food.
  • Knowledge of food processing methods and equipment used in the facility.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and accurate record keeping.
  • Very good computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • All new employee hiring is contingent upon passing a drug screen.

HOURS: Full-time. Monday Ė Friday. Usually 8 am to 5 pm. Overtime as needed. Must be able to occasionally work weekends and other shifts as necessary.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Quincy Foods, LLC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, E-Verify employer. Employment decisions for all applicants and employees will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristics protected under local, state or federal law.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Quincy, WA 98848

 

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