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Quality Control Department Manager, Dairy Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Dacula, GA


The Quality Control Department Manager manages the quality and food safety of products manufactured at the Dairy Processing Plant. This includes answering customer questions and concerns about Publix products, ensuring kosher certification, and supervising a team of lab technicians. The Quality Control Department Manager reports to the Manager of Food Safety.

Additional responsibilities include the following:

       Manage the Quality Control (QC) Department by training, scheduling, developing and evaluating associates and administering Publix Corporate and Manufacturing policies

       Manage the Quality Control Programs, which includes participating in day to day operational decisions, maintaining current programs, and implementing new programs

       Manage and direct improvement projects for the Quality Control Department, which includes working with plant staff to insure that all projects meet Publix quality and product safety standards

       Implement and maintain food safety control systems included but not limited to Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and the Safe Quality Foods (SQF) program

       Work with Corporate Quality Assurance team to develop common quality systems
provide leadership and direction to plant staff in regards to facilitating growth, communication, sharing information, development of uniform product and quality specifications, and HACCP programs and other food safety control system programs

       Serve as a technical and information source to the plant staff, Manufacturing Supply/Purchasing, Publix Certified Supplier Program, other Publix departments, industry affiliates, regulatory agencies and customers

       Develop statistical process control programs for food safety and quality assurance key performance indices and communicate regularly with the Corporate Quality Assurance, General Manager, and plant staff on all quality concerns that would involve the operations of the plant.


Required Qualifications:

       Bachelors Degree in Microbiology, Dairy Science, or a related field, or equivalent experience

       2 years of experience in food manufacturing
have food protection manager certification (within 90 days of start date in the position)

       Must have good understanding of sanitation, microbiology, chemistry, allergen control, nutrition and Good Manufacturing Practices

       Ability to use production computer and automation systems, including appropriate software applications

       Ability to think creatively to identify improvements and develop solutions
Ability to maintain confidentiality

       Ability to exhibit poise and professionalism in stressful situations and make appropriate decisions

       Excellent written and verbal communication skills

       Possess strong leadership skills

       Must have excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects

       Ability to interact with all levels of the organization, regulatory agencies, customers, vendors/suppliers and other industry personnel

       Must be willing to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays

       Ability to travel overnight or on extended trips, including by air, and

       Ability to work well with others and to be a team member in a positive manner

Preferred Qualifications:

       Bachelors Degree in Microbiology, Dairy Science, or related field and completion of some continuing education (graduate) courses

       Publix manufacturing leadership experience

       five years leadership experience in a Manufacturing environment

       working knowledge of Dairy Manufacturing operations

       trained in HACCP and SQF practitioner certification

       must have the ability to review, understand and communicate technical, regulatory or scientific materials to others

       knowledge of Florida statutes, laboratory certification requirements, and code of Federal Regulations, and

       knowledge of food microbiology testing and the ability to interpret results

$66,950 - $100,880 annually, including year-end bonus

Hours of Work:
Primarily day shift hours including rotating weekends and nights as needed. Minimum 45 hour work week

Work Location:
Dacula, GA

How to Apply:, Job ID 2788

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