Quality Assurance Superintendent - Blue Planet Foods

Collegedale, TN


REQ: POS10001512-20100603 (R)




  • A 4 year Science or Technical degree.
  • Minimum of one year supervisory experience.
  • Minimum of three years experience in Q.A. or Food Science or a Related Field.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with all levels of employees.
  • Effective planning and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Food Safety systems, GMPs, FDA, HACCP, and GFSI.
  • Excellent skills in human relations.
  • Computer skills relating to communication, word processing, databases, spreadsheets and statistical analysis (statistical process management techniques (SPC)).
  • Commitment to McKee Foods values, ethics, goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated proactive leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to self manage.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, manage, and implement projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to use data and information to gain/share insight into problem solving and to guide decisions to take action to eliminate causes of variation in process results.
  • Demonstrated ability to use persuasion and influence to get results.
  • Demonstrated ability to create positive business relationships.
  • Ability to travel and work alternative shifts.
  • Tests.


  • Post Graduate Microbiology, Food Science, or related technical degree.
  • Three to five years supervisory experience.
  • Experience relating to quality auditing, product formulation, and implementing process management programs, implementing quality control programs (such as GFSI & HACCP).
  • Experience with McKee Business Systems i.e. WMS, OPM, etc.
  • Quality Assurance experience in a food processing company.
  • Knowledge of company policies.
  • Understanding of quality measures, test equipment, process data and other measurement systems.


  • Manage the BPF Quality System to maintain BPFs BRC certification.
  • Oversee the Plant HACCP program.
  • Be involved in medium to long-range plans for the QA Dept and TN Plant Technical Services as it relates to Food Safety and FDA Regulations.
  • Organize and lead the Technical Services Department through operational planning to support plant operational goals. Oversee planning and implementation of Quality Assurance Dept projects.
  • Collaborate with R&D in activities within the plant relating to quality research, quality and process improvements, ingredient quality, formulation, product specifications, packaging and finished product.
  • Develop and plan departmental budget, equipment needs, staffing needs and other requirements to maintain or improve product quality.
  • Prepare and analyze objective measurements both with other departments and within the Quality Department.
  • Interpret, communicate and relate trends in consumer complaints; work to implement improvements.
  • Assure safe, successful, day-to-day operations of the Plant Quality Dept.
  • Manage the employees and all routine activities of the department.
  • Be involved in developing performance standards for each position in the department.
  • Establish regular reviews with each employee against the standards.




If you are a team-oriented person with the ability to work with people at all levels of the organization and meet the above criteria, please visit our website at www.mckeefoods.com under current job openings to apply.

To be considered as an applicant for this position, all resumes and/or applications must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, June 17, 2010.


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