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Quality Assurance Manager - Sparboe Foods - New Hampton, IA


Sparboe Foods is a leading egg breaking and further processing company located in New Hampton, IA. With over 50 years in the food industry, we’ve earned a reputation for impeccable food safety and consistent quality. At this time, we have an immediate position available for a Quality Assurance Manager at our egg breaking facility located in New Hampton, Iowa.

Manage the Quality Assurance Department and in-house laboratory implementing policies and procedures and lead the company’s continuous improvement of the food safety and quality systems within Sparboe Foods-New Hampton.

Overview Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure that Sparboe Foods establish and consistently meet exceptional food safety and quality standards.

  • Manage Quality Assurance Supervisor and QA Department functions and the monitoring of Food Safety and Quality Systems. Manage QA team.
  • Work with Sales Department personnel in securing new accounts and meeting special requirements or request of customer’s or potential customers.
  • Manage and lead development of the SQF System within Sparboe Foods-New Hampton and work with the assigned SQF Practitioner on Pre-Requisite Programs, Food Safety Plans, HACCP, and Food Quality Plans relevant to Scope of Certification required by SQF Code.
  • Manage Sparboe Foods-NH Food Safety and Quality Committee and its functions.
  • Work with Safety Coordinator/Hiring/ Manager to insure that training program is implemented as required and that all employees receive GMP, HACCP, Allergen Awareness and SQF Food Safety and Quality Systems Review. Facilitate employee training on food safety and quality procedures.
  • Maintain PEPRLab status of Sparboe Foods in-house laboratory by satisfying FSIS requirements for Proficiency Sample Analysis and regulations governing PEPRLab.
  • Maintain the operations of the Laboratory including scheduling of lab technicians for completion of required micro and analytical test requirements for release of product.
  • Manage Internal Environmental Microbiological Monitoring Program
  • Prepare for and participate in audits and inspections from customers and third parties (AIB/SQF/PEPRLab)
  • Monitor and trend customer complaints and out of compliant product and assist with implementation of corrective action for audit deficiencies and customer complaints as applicable.
  • Work with other members of management on any potential production problems. Provide input, observations, and recommendations of solutions.
  • Work with other members of management in identifying inefficient and ineffective processes and procedures, recommend and assist in the implementation of improvements.
  • Perform Monthly Internal Inspections, Glass Brittle and Ceramic Inspections and Quarterly Locker Inspections as per inspection schedule.
  • Supervise sampling procedures for environmental and product testing to analyze product for bacteriological, chemical, or physical properties or for customer audit requirements.
  • Manage plant systems and protocol to be in compliance to USDA Regulations Governing the Inspections of Eggs and Egg Products.
  • Manage and monitor Supplier and Customer Complaint Policy, communicating and follow-up corrective action as required or delegate responsibility for corrective action
  • Manage Quality Assurance and Laboratory Budgets to insure resources available
  • Manage and develop, implement and enforce Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP’s), Standard Operating Procedure (SOP’s) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and Food Safety Policies including inspecting the plant, equipment and employees during production.
  • Work on special projects as needed including research and development.
  • Manage with QA Supervisor the SQF NH Food Safety and Quality Manual.

Education, Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • Preferred candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology Food Technology, or related science with at least 12 semester hours of course work in microbiology.
  • Minimum of 4 years work in food laboratory.
  • Experience and knowledgeable in food industry policies (FDA, USDA, AIB, SQF) with emphasis on Quality Assurance and Food Safety Systems.
  • Have completed HACCP Training and be experienced and competent to implement and maintain HACCP based Food Safety Plans.
  • Preferred candidate will have completed SQF 2000 Systems Core Requirements Training Course and will have achieved “Certificate of Attainment” issued by SQFI.
  • Supervisory skills and experience
  • Ability to work as a team member and a team leader.
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal and customers service skills.
  • Computer Skills. Including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Good judgment. Focus on detail and accuracy a must. Ability to multi-task.
  • Attention to detail and dependable follow-up

If you are interested and feel you meet the qualifications for this opportunity, submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements for consideration. Please also visit our website at for more information on Sparboe.

Sparboe Foods offers a comprehensive benefits package, including: healthcare, life, disability and 401(k) plan with employer match.

Sparboe Foods is an EOE.






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