1st Major Area of Responsibility – QA/QC Program Development and Implementation
with the Lead Practitioner and facility Quality Manager to develop and
implement Food Safety, SQF fundamentals, and the Food Safety Plan
across Enterprise, plant to plant and with Technology.
the post-implementation facility SQF system, ensuring its integrity
through validation and verification.
and participate in special projects such as studies affecting product
quality, trials of new products or process improvements and similar
work, either independently or at the request of production manager
and/or quality managers.
recommend, and implement value-added QA/QC innovation and process
improvements in the laboratory and/or production areas, such as
investigating methods to improve time and capital efficiency,
streamlining documentation, new technologies and/or equipment, and
communication of quality information.
with managers, equipment operators and department leaders, through
pro-active and timely communication and interaction to:
o Identify, evaluate and resolve plant
product safety and quality issues as they arise.
o Maintain and
audit effective plant sanitation programs
Ensure proper equipment and plant sanitation through effective
pre-operational inspections as well as monitoring “Clean Equipment” and
“End of Run” sampling
Coordinate and monitor facility utility surveillance programs to
ensure compliance with Grande and regulatory standards, which includes, but
is not limited to:
Monthly surveillance of facility potable and process water supply
Monthly surveillance of facility compressed air bacteriology (at
points of contact with pasteurized product)
· Develop and
coordinate a facility environmental bacteria surveillance program.
Perform queries and generate product quality versus specification
graphs (from existing database).
Participate in SOP/SSOP development and maintenance, including
2nd Major Area of Responsibility – Lab Operation
Coordinate and perform comparison testing for in-process and lab
equipment and Associate testing performance monitoring including performing
and/or coordinating necessary equipment calibration changes.
Operate laboratory equipment and instruments such as centrifuge,
analytical balances, ovens, microwaves, pH meter, IR analyzers and similar
equipment as required.
Coordinate creation of sub-lot composites to facilitate the
necessary analyses and tests on products.
Coordinate and maintain adherence with Good Laboratory Practices
Maintain, clean and sterilize laboratory equipment and calibrate
Utilize just-in-time methods to purchase required laboratory
supplies and maintain cost effective inventory levels.
3rd Major Area of Responsibility – Facility Training & Audit/ Inspections
in developing and presenting quality training including; GMP, HACCP,
sanitation, Allergen/Allergen Control and Food Defense.
and participate in quality meetings including; preparation and
presentation of graphical data and distribution of meeting minutes as
requested, and attendance at Product Survey meetings to learn and
provide valuable feedback/insight
a comprehensive plant audit program, including HACCP critical control
points, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), plant housekeeping,
sanitation (CIP units, manual cleaning), bio-security systems and
compliance with federal and state inspection agency regulations.
and audit glass and glass-like material monitoring program.
in and support Quality Manager in regulatory inspections and/or
customer audits, including routine regulatory sampling of products and
with the investigation and resolution of customer complaints.