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Manager – Quality Control (Food & Beverage Packaging)
Keefe Group 34 reviews - Bridgeton, MO




Since 1975, Keefe has serviced the correctional market exclusively and pioneered the evolution of products, packaging and technology services to fit the needs of facilities nationwide. Keefe began packaging instant coffee and drink mixes in sealed paper pouches and was the first to offer pouch-packaged seafood, eliminating the security threat associated with metal and glass containers. Every year Keefe Group packages over 60 million units spanning 75 different product lines in our 100,800 square-foot packaging plant.

Position Highlights:
We are seeking a Manager – Quality Control (Food & Beverage Packaging) at our Packaging Plant. This is a full-time opportunity on our 1st shift (8a.m.-5p.m.. Monday through Friday).

  • Annual Base Salary
  • Full Benefits Package including 401k and Profit Sharing
  • Annual Performance/Salary Reviews
  • Long-term Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Company sponsored lunches (1x/month and on your anniversary)

The primary purpose of the position is to manage the quality control and plant sanitation activities. This position will also support the quality systems including (but not limited to) procedure writing, verification and validation, audit preparation and document control and review.


  • General support to the Quality Assurance Manager regarding plant quality systems and procedures
  • Supervise 1st and 2nd shift Quality Technicians
  • Supervise the plant sanitation activities and MSS
  • Assist in the plant pathogen monitoring programs
  • Conduct plant GMP and food safety audits
  • Support Hold and Release program
  • Support plant regarding GFSI and other required audit schemes
  • Be readily available to help resolve quality issues that may arise
  • Create Standard Operating Procedures and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures as required
  • Assist in test runs and sample preparation as needed
  • Review and audit sanitation and quality paperwork, address concerns as they arise
  • Perform other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job does have supervisory responsibility including five direct reports from sanitation and quality control .

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of GFSI audit schemes


  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, technology or other related field, or 3 + years related experience and /or training
  • Basic understanding of SPC (weight program)
  • Strong knowledge of the following, HACCP, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and Good Sanitation Practices
  • Experience with GFSI audit schemes
  • Strong problem solving abilities
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Food Packaging experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to follow-up
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • PC proficient on Windows based software including Excel and Word
  • Good mechanical aptitude

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Food: 1 year
  • Beverage: 1 year


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