Quality Assurance Supervisor – Farmland Foods, Inc.
A growth oriented
leadership role within the plant QA department that stands in for the QA
Manager. Responsibilities include
direct management of shift Quality Assurance staff and inspection duties that
encompass all SPC, Inspector and Technician responsibilities and
knowledge. The QA Supervisor is
responsible for shift HR duties, daily and project objectives, as instructed
by the QA Manager, and for affecting all products, QMS and SPC inspections. Must provide solid leadership to achieve
the company, plant, and department goals through various management,
evaluation and improvement strategies aimed at improving overall quality and
profitability. Is expected to master
and apply all QA policies and procedures in daily interactions with plant
production and quality employees.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
the following. Other duties may be
Verification & Regulatory Compliance - On a daily basis the employee must demonstrate
ownership and practical knowledge of all QA and Regulatory programs and apply
them to make sound decisions and execute quality oversight. This will be accomplished while supervising
shift Quality Assurance employees and by conducting quality inspections. Success is judged based on the ability to
execute the quality objectives as directed by the Quality Assurance Manager,
as well as the adherence and execution of all Farmland policies and programs
associated with Foods Safety, Quality, and Regulatory Compliance.
and Food Safety Support
- Employee is required to conduct operational and pre-operational sanitation
inspections including micro sampling to verify the effectiveness of
sanitation activities. The duties
include regular completion of Food Safety, CCP and sanitation paperwork that
should ultimately result in no FS deviations.
FMP and Sanitation audits are conducted as directed with documented
corrective actions and follow-up as necessary. The employee is required to take action in
response to negative micro and Shelf Life data to drive improvement.
3) Quality Improvement – Employee must be solution
oriented and work to prevent process or product failures. Continuous improvement of product quality
through attention to process and specifications with organized activities including
Operations and QA is expected. This
will be judged through how well special projects, including those assigned by
the QA Manager, are accomplished along with everyday and extra ordinary
will include training employees in quality functions, daily product shows,
being current on specs and updating Operations, monitoring giveaway and
yields for opportunities.
Employee must provide solid leadership and effectively manage staff members so
quality objectives are met. Employee
is responsible for managing HR duties, performance plans, work schedules,
vacations, assignments, and special projects as well as training and
personnel development for shift direct reports.
and Professional Performance
– Employee should seek continued education and to achieve the competencies
for a QA Manager. Employee is required
to be at work on time or follow the appropriate call in procedure. The employee should make a clear effort to
maximize floor time and relate to all persons as professionally as possible.
Employees should attend all required line, plant and department training and
routine meetings with a positive attitude making presentations and asking
questions as required.
4 to 6 employees in the Shift Quality Assurance Department.
out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's
policies and applicable laws.
include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning,
and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining
employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements
listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
degree (B.A.) in Food Science or related field from four-year college or
university and 3 to 5 years experience in the meat industry and processes; or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
of software; Inventory software; Manufacturing software; Spreadsheet and Word
Processing software; QMS system and SAP.
and understanding of food science and meat processing.
of USDA, FSIS, HACCP, and SSOP requirements.
of SPC and statistics.
knowledge of quality assurance principles.
to uphold regulatory, company, and customer standards.
to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory
agencies, or members of the business community.
be able to travel up to 5% of the time.
Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V