Refresco Quality Assurance Manager in Sikeston, Missouri
The following are essential duties and responsibilities for this position:
Responsible for direct management of all Quality Assurance associates.
Responsible for ensuring Food Safety and Food Quality policies and procedures are adhered to including but not limited by SQF Code, CFIA, HACCP, Refresco Quality and any customer quality requirements.
Responsible for direct management and utilization of laboratory (analytical and microbiology), water treatment, syrup blending, sanitation, microbiological equipment, raw materials, and all quality processes.
Optimize resources while ensuring raw materials and finished product meet specifications and manufacturing standards and in accordance with FDA, CFIA, GMP's, HACCP, and all other governmental policies, procedures, and regulations.
Oversee daily Quality Assurance inspections to ensure all products are meeting compliance.
Write, update, and maintain SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures) for the Quality Assurance Program.
Champion internal audit process through continuous improvements, shared best practices, and teamwork.
Leads the development and implementation of Food Safety Fundamentals, the Food Safety Plan and Food Quality Plan.
Oversee development, implementation, review and maintenance of SQF program.
Communicate to relevant personnel all information essential to ensure the effective implementation and maintenance of SQF.
Responsible to ensure that all SQF documents are safely stored, maintained and accessible.
Responsible for departmental non-conformances and implementation of corrective action ensuring all corrective actions are documented and outstanding actions closed in timely manner.
Ensure compliance to all OHSA and environmental regulatory and corporate standards. Investigate and identify root causes of any non-compliance.
Accountable for a safe working environment through the development of strategies focused on accident reduction as well as energy and waste minimization.
Oversee effective deployment of human resources throughout the department and ensure the correct administration of the collective Bargaining Agreement.
Experience in Food/ Beverage Manufacturing preferred
Proficient in Excel, Word, SAP and Power Point
Ability to analyze and solve problems, results oriented
Organized and detail oriented, adaptable to change
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written
Education and Experience:
BS Degree or Engineering preferred.
Minimum 5 years of direct management experience in Quality within a manufacturing environment
SQF Practitioner certification preferred.
Have completed HACCP training and be experienced in implement and maintain HACCP based Food Safety plans.
Quality Assurance management systems, food safety and security standards, and governmental regulatory relating to the food / beverage industry
Physical-Continuously standing or walking.
Visual/Sensory-This position requires regular need to give moderate attention with one or two senses at a time.
Work environment- Work and environment are very repetitive.
Mental Stress- There is pronounced pressure from deadlines, production quotas, accuracy or similar demands.
- Bachelors or better