Food Industry - Quality Assurance – Rockford, IL

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Food & Beverage

Job Description:
Position Summary:
Responsible for the development, implementation, measurement, and maintenance of the Quality and Food Safety systems that assure quality from raw material approval through finished product evaluation with the ultimate goal of producing finished product that consistently meets or exceeds the quality standards necessary for complete customer satisfaction.

Major Duties:
• Responsible for the Quality Assurance programs that support the business unit. This responsibility includes the HACCP and related food safety programs, FQP and related food quality programs, Vendor Assurance, New Vendor and Raw Material Approval programs, and Corrective/Preventative Action program.
• Manager the Customer Inquiry and Product Specification acceptance process.
• Responsible for the development of raw material and finished product specifications.
• Responsible for auditing the site’s Quality System components in accordance with corporate policies, procedures, programs, applicable government regulations and third party requirements.
• Perform vendor audits and manage the Vendor Approval process.
• Coordinate customer questionnaires and communicate with customers as required for customer inquires, specifications, investigations, audits, etc.
• Ensure the highest level of commitment to Safe Quality Food (SQF) in order to provide assurance that all products have been produced, prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards. If the manager is not at the facility, the responsibilities associated with the job will be delegated.
• Provide input to the R&D department to identify the necessary information to ensure the success of new product scale up. Provide input for process improvements and capital expense projects.
• Validate the ingredient system processes to insure the highest quality product including environmental analysis, finished product specification evaluation, and internal auditing.
• Ensure that all safety programs are in compliance with regulatory and company requirements, to protect the safety of all employees.
• Meet or exceed quality levels for all products, by complying with all procedures and requirements of GMP, HACCP, Safety, and Quality programs
• Lead in the application of appropriate statistically based tools to assess process and product capability.
• Systematically assess and report quality system performance against internal and external standards.
• Ensure design verification and validation activities are performed.
• Perform other duties and special assignments as needed.

• Bachelor’s degree in a science or technology field with preference to microbiology and/or food science. Masters degree is a plus. Must be familiar with QA and QC procedures and systems.
• The position requires a minimum of five years in the Food or Pharmaceutical industry.
• Knowledgeable in AIB, Silliker, QAI, SQF and other similar audits.
• Must be able to effective communication in written, verbal, presentations, and by example.
• Broad knowledge of physical, chemical and microbiological sciences.
• Needs experience in Statistical Process Controls.
• Will be traveling approximately 20% of time.

Chemistry, Food Science, Engineering, or related

Job Type:

$70,000 - $90,000



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