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Quality Assurance and Food Safety Manager 
Washington Potato Company - 
Pasco, WA 



$80,000 a year

Washington Potato Company manages two food processing facilities in Pasco, WA - Pasco Processing, LLC and Freeze Pack. Both facilities process multiple vegetables and fruits for industrial use and operate 24/7.
The Quality Assurance (QA) and Food Safety Manager manages the Quality and Food Safety and programs for these facilities. The manager provides:

  • Oversight and monitoring of operational processes for compliance with policies and procedures to include, but not limited to, GMP, SSOP, HACCP, SQF, and other regulatory and company pre-requisite programs, audits (internal and third party), and supporting company or customer QA programs.
  • Close communication with production, purchasing, sales and R&D regarding acceptance, rejection and disposition of raw materials and finished products and is accountable for monitoring and ensuring a high standard of food processing sanitation at the pre-operational and operational stages of production.
  • Necessary support to operations to ensure consistent high quality products are produced and maintained as well as proper costs control, food safety, sanitation, and safety performance.
  • Directly manages QA Supervisor, Technical Supervisor, QA Auditor, and Sanitation Supervisor; and oversight of additional 80+ hourly employees

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Candidate must possess at least a 4 year degree in Food Science or Technology, Microbiology, Chemistry or related field, AND
  • Candidate must have at least 10 years of progressively responsible Food Safety and Quality Assurance experience; at least 5 years must be in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Candidate must have good micro experience as it applies to food manufacturing - not just time working in a lab.
  • Candidate must demonstrate advanced problem solving skills.
  • The ideal candidate will also be professional and friendly; customer focused; and able to work in a fast paced environment.

Washington Potato Company’s benefit package includes competitive wage (DOE) with bonus potential; medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability (fully paid by the company); and sick, vacation and holiday pay. Please submit your resume with cover letter, including salary history and requirements to the email below. Washington Potato Company is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a drug free workplace. All job offers are contingent on the successful completion of a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and consumer background report.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 /year

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • industrial food processing facility: 5 years
  • Food Safety: 10 years
  • managing large QA/Food Safety staffs: 5 years
  • micro lab: 3 years
  • Quality Assurance: 10 years


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