technical quality support to QA, Operations, Product Development with
emphasis on continuous improvement, consumer/customer requirements, and
continuous product quality. Act as official back-up for Plant Quality
Manager and Plant Quality Food Safety Scientist. Support, implement, and
maintain food safety and quality practices as required through SQF. Will be
responsible for completing job duties in a manner that supports all plant
safety, food safety, quality, and environmental practices.
1. Perform internal audit activities
of the manufacturing process which monitors quality and food safety
2. Conduct consumer and customer
complaint investigations and report findings to consumer affairs group.
3. Work on continuous improvement
activities assigned by QA Manager. Participate in Kaizan,
Green Belt, and Black Belt as a member or a resource.
4. Develop and conduct Quality and
food safety training for all production staff.
5. Develop and implement Gold
Standard, Quality/Food Safety initiatives at all Northfield facilities.
6. Direct product quality and food
safety surveillance of manufacturing areas and review HACCP documentation
7. Coordinate pest prevention
activities with operations and assess all control methodologies.
8. Support product test lot
activities to assure products meet Malt-O-Meal specifications.
9. Provide reports on quality data
for plant quality, operations, corporate quality and other Malt-O-Meal
10. Provide leadership to Quality
staff. Schedule and assign work activities for QA Technicians.
11. Write and/or assist in the
development of Standard Operating Procedures, and Work Instructions for
Malt-O-Meal quality and food safety initiatives.
12. Back up Northfield facilities
Plant Quality Assurance Manager and Plant Quality Food Safety Scientist in
13. Investigate, document, provide
corrective action opportunities for out of specification micro data.
14. Other duties as assigned by Plant
Education: 4 year BS degree
required. Degree preferred in Food Science, Biological and Chemical
Science or Engineering.
Experience: 3-5 years food product
experience preferred. Knowledge of manufacturing processes, GMPs, food
safety, GLPs, statistics and lab techniques required.
Skills: This individual must
possess excellent organizational and problem solving skills, the ability to
work with a PC and have demonstrated math/statistical computation
skills. Knowledge of SPC; the ability to work safely with chemicals,
as well as, in and around equipment; the ability to compile, analyze and
present collected data in summary form as well as being capable of
performing a variety of tests. Must be able to communicate
technical, scientific, and regulatory information, both written and
verbally. Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills,
including the ability to make presentations, facilitate meetings, probe for
root cause, and provide training to various groups with
in the organization and have knowledge of quality problem solving
tools. Must be able to read, write and communicate in the English language.