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Quality Control Manager


Corona, CA

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Essential Functions

  • Organize, coordinate, monitor, and champion the Quality System and Food Safety Systems in accordance to SQF 2000 requirements – Pre-requisite programs, HACCP, and Food Quality plans
  • SQF Practitioner for the site, overseeing the development, implementation, review and maintenance of the SQF 2000 system
  • Review of the 2000 SQF 2000 system in its entirety annually and responsible for validating any changes to the Food Safety and Food Quality Plans
  • Participates in the review of all design, manufacturing, purchasing, and test documentation to ensure that the company’s and customers’ quality requirements are met on all products, programs, areas, and functions.
  • Reviews proposals for new testing programs, outlines of specific testing conditions, and proposed operating procedures.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to test engineers and quality control inspectors to ensure programs are carried out properly throughout the product development and production process.
  • Reviews analyses of test results and approves “accept” or “reject” decisions and recommendations for modifications.
  • Interacts with representatives from a variety of functional groups, including design, testing, engineering, purchasing, and all production and inspection personnel in the assigned product or program area.
  • Evaluate and monitor ingredients, packaging and processing aid suppliers for compliance to QA standards.
  • Grade and evaluate finished products and determine product release and distribution based on customer requirements.
  • Ensure customer specifications are being met and manage complaint investigations and customer responses.
  • Participate in all State, FDA, NSF, SQF, and other third party audits ensuring corrective actions are completed and documented.
  • Work with plant management to track plant Quality performance to key performance indicators (KPI).
  • Ensure employees have adequate knowledge of GMP’s and Food Safety programs and supervise that training is completed per requirements and is effective.
  • Oversee analytical testing, ensure accuracy of laboratory analysis and monitor calibration of analytical equipment.
  • Maintain and manage plant QA laboratory budgets.
  • Responsible for documentation and corrective actions involving Quality Systems
  • Manage Dietary Supplement and Acidified Foods quality/regulatory systems


  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field and a minimum of 8 years of experience, with a minimum of 5 years as a quality or test engineer; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and general knowledge to deal with a wide range of products and processes
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to direct the entire quality control team of engineers and inspectors.
  • 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 and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establishes 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 variables.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiply projects simultaneously and delegate assignments to others.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.

Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment and light traffic).
  • May be exposed to fumes and toxic chemicals.
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts.

Travel Requirements

  • Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.

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