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Quality Control Associate - Mayorga Coffee

 

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a food safety professional. This is a new position with Mayorga Coffee, a specialty coffee importer, roaster, wholesaler and retailer locally owned and operated in Montgomery County. Mayorga is aimed at offering high-quality, specialty grade coffees sourced from farms and co-ops adhering to the highest environmental, social, and quality standards.

 

This is a high profile position which will lead our efforts to earn GFSI certification and report to the Executive Team. The pay will be commensurate with experience in a range between $45,000 to $55,000.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the key individual driving our new Quality program, you will be expected to develop policy and procedures, establish reporting and training programs. A perfect fit for someone with a willingness to learn on the job; a desire to constantly improve and grow while making an impact on the business; outstanding project management and follow-through skills; exceptional communication skills; and good writing skills. This position assists in the development and implementation of quality assurance standards, processes, and controls. Providing leadership and expertise in food safety processes, quality assurance and related regulations. Develops methods for inspection, testing, sampling, and training. Evaluates production capabilities and recommends improvements. Assist in developing quality assurance policies and procedures. Directs quality assurance program and ensures quality problems are identified and resolved. Evaluates systems, analyzes data, evaluates products and technology and establishes quality control procedures. Oversees inspections and audits. Investigates product quality problems and recommends changes or improvements. Maintains proper documentation and reports.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

         Ensure that operations follow sanitary and quality guidelines as required by government and GFSI guidelines

         Review business statistics as they relate to all quality controls, assurances and standards.

         Determine and document any areas that may need improvement.

         Inspecting and sampling the entire manufacturing process

         Review the current policies and revise plans to improve upon the existing quality standards.

         Review and analyze the effectiveness of the modifications made.

         Ensure that all procedures within the company conform to health and safety regulations, financial policies and legislation such OSHA.

         Educate the sales and marketing departments regarding the specific quality related and specific certification requirements of clients.

         Monitoring production, and coordinating the activities of workers who are involved in inspecting materials and ensuring that they meet the quality standards specified by the company.

         Ensure that raw materials, materials in process and finished goods meet quality and food specifications.

         Support/manage governmental, GFSI, and other inspections/audits.

         Assist with special projects as directed

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

         College degree in Food Science/Engineering/Science/technical or equivalent degree

         Minimum 1-2 years of directly related experience

         Food safety background/experience required

         Knowledge in HACCP, GFSI, SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000, or ISO 22000

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

1.    Knowledgeable in US regulations and international standards pertaining to food and beverage manufacturing, storage and handling

2.    Quality systems development, implementation and maintenance including designing and conducting tests and inspections of products and processes

3.    Product/process/software validation - including the knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture of product

4.    Risk management principles and tool usage

5.    Partner with the facility to support US FDA and other inspections/audits to include the Global Food Safety Initiative

6.    Advanced knowledge of Excel along with other Microsoft Office software

7.    Identifies and resolves problems using strong logical and analytical skills

8.    Knowledge of principles and methods for training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

9.    Strong interpersonal skills

10. Attention to detail

11. Ability to organize work, establish priorities, work independently, uses time efficiently, develops realistic action plans and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision

12. Ability to handle and resolve recurring problems

13. Excellent written and oral communications skills.

14. Ability to set and meet aggressive timelines

15. Willingness to handle day-to-day quality system issues by taking an active role in defining issues and proposing solutions

16. Enjoys coffee and is interested in developing palate

 

TO APPLY:

Please respond with your interest, qualifications, cover letter and resume to careers@mayorgacoffee.com . Please indicate "Quality Control Associate" in the subject line.


Visit us online at www.mayorgacoffee.com or stop in to a Mayorga Coffee location near you!

 

 

 

 

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