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Plant Quality Supervisor - Food or Beverage Mfg Experience

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Fernley, NV
$65,000 - $75,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Oct 18, 2017
Job ID
Quality Supervisor - Food or Beverage Product Manufacturing - Day Shift - $65-75,000 plus 10% bonus target

We are seeking a Quality Supervisor for a multi-site food product manufacturer.  Opportunities
for future career advancement abound with this prominent national manufacturer.  This is a 50 person plant,
24x7 operation, day shift role.  Supervises one lab tech currently.  Relocation Assistance is provided!  Big
company Benefits!  

General Purpose of the Quality Supervisor position
Ensure all products manufactured at the plant meet quality and food safety standards, all relevant regulatory agencies, and our customers. Direct the Quality Assurance and Compliance efforts and the laboratory employees to ensure that staffing is in place for all shifts and that personnel are properly carrying out the responsibilities assigned to them. Serve as the liaison with our customers on finished product quality issues. Report directly to the QA & Compliance Manager.
Job Duties and Responsibilities of the Quality Supervisor:
  • Know and understand federal, state, and local food industry regulations and company policies as applicable to operations of facility (CFR, GMPs, SSOPs, HACCP, SQF, Organic etc.)
  • Implement and maintain Quality Systems to ensure manufactured products meet all specifications
  • Ensure all plant personnel are operating in compliance with plant and corporate procedures for Food Safety, Quality, and Safety
  • Ensure that plant is operating in compliance with all customer, FDA and government regulations and SQF Certification requirements
  • Coordinate and conduct facility audits, accompany investigators, and ensure corrective actions are tracked and follow-up reports are completed. This includes physical inspection of equipment, buildings, and facility grounds for internal, regulatory, or customer audits
  • Assist production and operations management with development and implementation of corrective actions and appropriate documentation in response to audit and inspection findings 
  • Review laboratory and production documents daily to assess the quality of products, determine that products meet customer specifications, and approve products for release to customers
  • Manage product “Hold and Release” programs for finished products and incoming goods
  • Develop policies and procedures as needed and provide training to employees. Coordinate procedure management system for issuance, distribution, compliance, and review
  • Develop, organize, and administer training for plant employees on HACCP, GMP’s, SQF, and related food safety topics
  • Convey company, facility, and department goals to employees. Track and report on plant quality Key Performance Indicators
  • Participate on Quality and Operations teams
  • Attend seminars to develop skills needed to improve job performance
  • Act as coordinator for the HACCP program, facilitate committee meetings, and review HACCP documentation daily
  • Develop, implement, and maintain the Food Defense plan in compliance with DFA and customer requirements
  • Directly supervise laboratory technicians, schedule hourly shifts, and provide training and performance feedback
  • Set up, calibrate, and troubleshoot laboratory equipment. Arrange for repairs as needed
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a systematic method of auditing analytical results (split sample testing program)
  • Conduct physical and organoleptic evaluations of products and ingredients
  • Direct the testing and analysis of routine and special products, trials, etc., and provide effective reports to involved parties (management, vendors, customers, etc.)
  • Coordinate with customers for new item setup, product specifications, labeling requirements, and complaint resolution

Minimum Requirements for the Quality Supervisor:

Education and Experience
  • BA/BS Science or Biological Science, Food Science, or related field
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience in food and/or beverage manufacturing environment
  • HACCP Certification preferred
  • SQF Practitioner Certification preferred 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent team building skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to interact in a positive way with all personnel and with our customers
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Must be able to read, write and speak English