JOB RESPONSIBILITIES :
† Provides leadership in the development,
training, execution, and verification/validation of all quality systems.
† Ensures compliance to all regulatory,
customer, and corporate programs. Leads and participates in regulatory,
customer, and internal audits. Provides leadership in the development,
training and maintenance of the plant Food Safety and Quality programs.
† Comprehensive knowledge of GFSI standards.
† Maintains consistent communication and
fosters teamwork between all local personnel, departments and shifts.
† Primary contact for internal and external
† Insures company policies and procedures
are fairly administered between departments and shifts.
† Responsible for developing annual Quality and
Sanitation budgets and managing cost control throughout the calendar year.
† Champions the use of Quality Improvement
Tools, Lean Manufacturing, and Root Cause Analysis.
† Responsible for developing and monitoring
plant sanitation programs to ensure a safe and wholesome product supply.
† Strong SPC background to manage the
collection, trending, and reporting of data to identify root cause and
areas of opportunity including but not limited to key product attributes,
shelf life, and productivity while maintaining quality.
† Provides leadership to help ensure a safe
work environment throughout the plant. Adheres to all safety policies and
† Adheres to GMPís, maintains sanitary
conditions and ensures that product quality is maintained. Reports to
management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food
safety, food quality or personnel safety.
† Performs other duties as assigned. JOB
† Bachelorís degree in Food Science or related
† Must have excellent communication and interpersonal.
† Able to develop and motivate salaried and hourly
† Able to work overtime, weekends, and off shifts as
required or deemed necessary.
† Experience or knowledge of all applicable
food industry related quality systems. EDUCATION :
Bachelorís degree or equivalent combination of education, training
LANGUAGE SKILLS : Ability to read, analyze,
and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals,
technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write
reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to
effectively present information in one-on-one and in group situations.
Ability to respond to questions from internal/external customers/vendors at
all levels including management.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS : Ability to add,
subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole
numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio,
and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
REASONING ABILITY : Ability to define
problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in
mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the
work and may not include all of the duties required of the position. All
established rules and policies as set forth by Northern Star Company must
be followed. Please submit your application/resume to the following address
or e-mail address:
Northern Star Company
101 W. 82nd St.
Chaska, MN 55318