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Quality Assurance Supervisor/ SQF Practitioner in Birmingham, AL at BetterJobs

Date Posted: 2/12/2019

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Job Description

First line of supervision for laboratory, and is responsible for oversight of the Quality programs throughout the facility. As the SQF Practitioner, the individual will drive all aspects of quality, SQF certification, governmental requirements and continuous improvement programs within the operation.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Responsible for the daily activities of the QA lab to ensure support of food safety and quality processes for the facility.

  • Serves as SQF Practitioner for the facility.
  • Manage internal audits and compliance for SQF, including overseeing corrective actions.
  • Verification and audits of ongoing policies, SOP s and Food Safety/ SQF compliance.
    • Responsible for ensuring Food Safety in all actions and responsibilities
      • Follows Food Safety practices and all applicable requirements of the SQF System
      • Follows instructions and training for reporting of Food Safety problems to appropriate personnel
      • Ensures coverage across all shifts, and replacement during absences
    • Assumes SQFP and Food Safety duties and ultimate Food Safety responsibility across any facility as needed and/or in the event of absence.
  • Able to perform all the essential functions of a Quality Assurance (QA) Technician.
  • Sets up, calibrates and maintains existing and new testing equipment in the lab.
  • Leads manufactured and purchased product testing including documentation and reporting of all inbound items.
  • Reviews and approves daily QA data, ensuring accuracy and adherence to specifications.
  • Identifies areas for quality improvement and leads team to achieve desired targets.
  • Trains and schedules all QA Technicians and maintains a prospective talent pool.
  • Maintains compliance with FDA and other governing bodies (city/ state/ health department).
  • Implements and works with department managers on continuous improvement programs.
  • Other duties as assigned to support over all departmental and corporate initiatives.
  • Preparing for and leading a team through third party Food Safety/ GMP audit.
  • Leads Food Safety Training

Non-Essential Functions

  • Works with management and fellow associates to ensure Food Safety programs are followed.
  • Reports food, office or operational safety problems to a supervisor or manager for initiating action.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that will impact and support the overall outcome of the company and department objectives.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to both the Plant Manager and the Sr. Director, Product Innovation and Quality Assurance.

Direct reports include QA Leads and Technicians.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum high school graduate with extensive experience in house laboratory testing.
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Suite, and proficiency with an iPad.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and desire and ability to interact with all levels of the enterprise.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Fundamental math skills.
  • Knowledge of snack food operations.

Health and Safety

  • Responsible to follow all safety rules and work safely at all times.
  • Responsible to report unsafe equipment and practices to supervisor.
  • Must adhere to all Good Manufacturing Practices.

Working Conditions

Office environment with regulated temperature. Position will require an ability to sit, talk or hear for frequently long periods of time. Bend and reach with hands and arms. Daily lifting and/or ability to move up to 10 pounds and infrequently up to 25 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required to perform the work using a personal computer and various software programs, calculator, phone, copy and fax machines and other related tools and equipment.

  • Required to wear non-slip shoes and Personal Protective Equipment where required.