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Quality Manager/SQF Practitioner

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follows all safety requirements, policies and reports any unsafe conditions in the proper format

  • Monitor Quality at production lines and conduct periodic Quality Control checks

  • Lead quality investigations and customer processes for CAPAs, NCMRs, Complaints, and Deviations that are related to manufacturing jobs; review reports to ensure root cause analysis was performed using Quality tools (e.g. Ishikawa Diagram, 5 Why’s, DMAIC, etc.)

  • Review all CAPA’s NCMRs, Complaints and Deviations with appropriate departments/teams on a regular basis

  • Implement improvements to production processes that lead to overall increases in product quality

  • Ensure documentation and controls are appropriate for customers, organization, SQF and any additional required audits

  • Perform or assist in internal and external audits; write internal audit reports and follow-up on completion of any open corrections or corrective actions deemed necessary that were communicated and documented to the auditee

  • Educate and train plant personnel regarding quality control testing, equipment sanitation and general sanitation, 5S standards and housekeeping practices for new and existing employees

  • Review operational procedures and make recommendations to management to improve efficiency and project yields

  • Perform product structure analysis on potential and existing business

  • Assist in development of special projects and new products within facility and work in conjunction with VP Manufacturing

  • Exceed customer expectations about the product’s quality (to include product trials)

  • Utilize extensive knowledge of the product’s inner workings to diagnose problems

  • Actively participate in the morning production meeting/walk in a positive manner

  • Responsible for maintaining good housekeeping and organization in department to 5S Standards

  • Actively investigate and research newly developed Quality Control techniques and product testing equipment, recommend and implement changes as required

  • Communicate and maintain all quality related Key Performance Indicators at all levels with the facility

  • Manage all department resources and equipment to include calibrations and repairs

  • Complete annual review of all SQF 2000 programs and HACCP per the Internal Audit and Verification/Validation Schedule

  • Complete Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-Annually and Annual inspections as required by the SQF system

  • Complete training to help all managers and employees understand food safety and quality requirements

  • Serve as SQF Practitioner after training requirements are met to:

  • Lead the development and implementation of Food Safety Fundamentals and the Food Safety Plan

  • Oversee the development, implementation, review and maintenance of the SQF 2000 System

  • Take appropriate action whenever needed to maintain the integrity of the program:

  • Communicate to relevant personnel all information to ensure the effective implementation of the SQF 2000 System

  • Be available to cover absences or vacancies within the department as requested by Senior Management Team

  • Perform additional duties as assigned

SQF / Food Safety Responsibilities

  • Assure compliance with all SQF Procedure requirements

  • Assure compliance with all GMP requirements

  • Assure all products are manufactured in a safe, quality manner

  • Assure compliance with all customer specifications

  • Promote and enforce compliance with all employees

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