QA Manager

  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Tulare, CA 93274, USA
  • Dec 08, 2017

Job Description

Develop and ensure implementation of food safety and monitoring programs to meet corporate and regulatory standards.

Oversee and monitor quality programs (i.e. HACCP, SQF, GMP, Positive Release, Pest Control, sanitation, in-line sampling, etc.)

Review and maintain all quality control test results. Evaluate analytical testing results and disposition of finished product to ensure customer specifications are met.

Oversee Quality Assurance systems in order to satisfy internal and customer requirements to include process evaluation and product protection programs; process specifications and standards; sanitation programs, HACCP and GMP programs; production labeling; and product storage and distribution.

Oversee and make decisions related to cheese production and cheese packaging as it pertains to quality related issues.

Oversee quality control systems to include hold programs and traceability exercises; lab procedures; food safety programs; product functionality evaluations; process verification programs; internal and external audits, and environmental microbiological monitoring programs.

Investigate, track and respond to customer complaints and returns.

Provide technical support to plant management, service groups and sales, regarding process/product improvement through analysis of product composition, quality and function ability.

Act as plant SQF Practioner.

Develop and monitor standard operating procedures (SOP's) as they pertain to the QA function and product quality.

Update weekly reports on product quality, environmental results and incident activities.

Conduct at a minimum annually, various training related to quality and food safety expectations/programs of the quality management system (i.e. GMP, SQF, HACCP, Allergen, potential CCP, etc).

Conduct Plant Audits as scheduled and insure follow up to identified issues.

· Ensure certification of the lab by maintaining proper documentation for all internal and government requirements (i.e. antibiotic records, equipment temperatures, water and air, proper sterilization records, etc.)

· Act as liaison for regulatory compliance agencies (i.e. USDA, FDA, etc.)

· Prepares plant for and leads efforts in 3 rd party Customer/Plant Audits.

· Administer company policies and procedures, with the assistance of Human Resources.

· Coach and counsel employees when appropriate in accordance with Saputo's policies and work rules.

· Assume an active role in the plant Safety Programs to include involvement in the plant safety teams/committees.

· Communicate and interact effectively lab personnel, all departments, sister plants and all levels of management to ensure the smooth operation of the process.

· Interact with Corporate Quality Assurance on implementation and maintenance of Quality Systems and Programs.

· Perform miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.


· Bachelors Degree in Dairy Science, Food Science, Microbiology or a related field, or the equivalent experience.

· Minimum 5 years Quality Assurance experience and/or 3-5 years of dairy manufacturing QA supervisory experience.

· Working knowledge of the proper use of sophisticated equipment and test procedures.

· Working knowledge of computer programs (i.e. Excel, Word, Maestro, etc.)

· SQF Practioner Certification, or ability to possess.

Express Office: Visalia

4002 South Demaree

Suite B

Visalia, CA 93277