QA Analyst in Somerset NJ

Promotion In Motion
Title: 
QA Analyst
Date: 
01/22/2022
Job ID: 
32257
Location: 
Somerset NJ
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Auditor, QA/Lab Technologist

About Promotion in Motion Companies, Inc. (PIM):

We are one of North America&##39;s premier makers of fruit snacks, confections and other treats. Ranked amongst the top 50 on Candy Industry Magazine’s "Global Top 100" confectionery companies in the world. PIM has also been named as one of the fastest growing CPG companies in the U.S. by The Boston Consulting Group and IRI, for the fourth time in six years to receive this recognition.

At PIM our goal is simple: We delight consumers with delicious, high quality snacks and confections. Our commitment is to develop, manufacture and market the highest quality products in a responsible, ethical and transparent manner. We put consumers at the core of what we do and are continually looking to improve our people, knowledge, processes and technologies to accomplish this.

JOB OVERVIEW

The QA Analyst will conduct Quality Assurance audits of production facilities and processes, assuring company standards are maintained and product integrity is preserved. They will make recommendations on how to better improve quality, production, and efficiency problems.

Responsible for the development of documentation, programs and procedures related to dietary supplement production, ensuring that all regulatory requirements and guidelines are followed.

Oversee the training of personnel, implementation of procedures, and accurate recording of quality and in-process checks as they pertain to dietary supplement production.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follow PIM Brands GMP rules
  • Monitor fellow employees for adherence to GMP’s
  • Report food safety and quality issues to Plant management and SQFP
  • Work closely with the QA Manager to ensure compliance with Food Quality and Safety Programs.
  • Assist Quality Department in organization and maintenance of quality documents as well as special projects as dictated by QA Manager
  • Review records, inspect documents for accuracy, and maintain documentation manuals (i.e. request and follow-up on supplier documentation, etc.) to ensure they are up to date.
  • Assists in the preparation of SOP&##39;s for new and existing products developed.
  • Document technical information for plant management team.
  • Stays current with 21 CFR 111 requirements and updates related programs, SOPs, reporting documentation, and training as needed.
  • Actively participate in the development, implementation, review, and maintenance of the dietary supplement production system according to 21 CFR 111 guidelines and requirements.
  • Oversees work of production, quality, and other departments to ensure that all dietary supplement orders are produced according to customer specifications, and that all required documentation is completed correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Assists production and QC with root cause assessments and corrective action processes to address product deviations as they relate to dietary supplements.
  • Supports interactions with other departments (e.g., Production, Facilities and Sanitation) to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements for day-to-day operation and Quality Audits (Internal or Regulatory Authority).
  • Lead and track training for all personnel involved (directly or indirectly) in the production of dietary supplements.
  • Implements and measures the effectiveness of improved process or operational policies related to dietary supplement productions and laboratory practices.
  • Ensures compliant documentation is received prior to release of dietary supplements.
  • Provide technical support for related departments (e.g., Sanitation, Facilities, Warehouse, and Production) to ensure that all programs and procedures remain compliant with 21 CFR 111, and SQF requirements and guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain dietary supplement label program.
  • Maintain regulatory binders in compliance with requirements.
  • Assists R&D, QC, and manufacturing with special projects.
  • Prepare reports to communicate outcomes of quality activities.
  • Review the implementation and efficiency of quality and inspection systems.
  • Collect and compile statistical quality data from findings.
  • Analyze data to identify areas for improvement in the quality system.
  • Discuss plant evaluations with plant management, make appropriate recommendations and set timetable for improvement and corrections.
  • Assist with investigation and documentation of process deviations.
  • Assist with investigations based on consumer feedback (adverse events, complaints) and implementation of corrective and preventive actions.
  • Assist in the validation of processes, equipment, and operating procedures.
  • Perform routine document and facility food safety and quality audits.
  • Preparing report, charts, graphs, and presentations.
  • Analyze and determine trends in data sets and identify where actions are required based on the data.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling and crouching. Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools and controls. Lifting and moving of objects weighing at least 30 lbs. Reasonable accommodations will be evaluated and considered to enable an individual to perform the essential job functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Job will generally be performed in the manufacturing plant. When on the plant floor it is representative of a large, busy manufacturing operation. Noisy, active, objects on the floor, constant movement and traffic flow of motorized equipment. Hair net, beard net, assigned work uniform, protective eye wear and gloves are among the GMP required apparel that must be worn, if indicated, on the plant floor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, Biology, Microbiology or Food Science preferred.
  • Certifications an advantage including Quality Auditor, Quality Improvement Associate, HACCP, SQF.
  • Two - four years’ experience in field, laboratory, or production facility quality control.
  • Experience with Dietary Supplements Manufacturing preferred.
  • Quality inspection, auditing and testing experience.
  • Experience with implementation of corrective action programs.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and databases
  • Knowledge of tools, concepts and methodologies of QA
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements

What We Offer:

We invite you to come and build a SWEET career at PIM. Our entrepreneurial environment is perfect for action-oriented individuals who enjoy a non-bureaucratic structure. Make an immediate and lasting impact while helping to grow our iconic brands.

PIM offers competitive pay and a comprehensive set of benefits for which each Associate is eligible on their first day of employment.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, prescription drug, dental, vision care, flexible spending accounts for you and your dependents
  • Company matching 401(k) plan
  • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Generous paid time-off including sick/personal days, vacation, and company holidays
  • Wellness Programs
  • Scholarship Program
  • Commuter Plan

Our Key Principles:

  • Put Consumers First: Understand consumers and address their needs and desires.
  • Accessible: We strive to make our brands available in traditional retail and online – anywhere consumers want to find them.
  • Transparency: Be open and honest about our products, ingredients, how we make them and label them.
  • Responsibility: We do not advertise on any media outlets aimed at children under age 13 and have signed an industry commitment to abide by this standard.
  • Community: We partner with local and national organizations on strategic initiatives to help our communities thrive.
  • Fun and Goodness: At the end of the day, we make snacks and treats that bring joy and goodness to peoples’ lives.

Life at PIM:

We believe to our core that our true competitive advantage is talented Associates who share our values and our passion for the business.

A lot of companies talk about being entrepreneurial. At PIM, we live it every day. Associates are empowered to make decisions and bureaucracy is kept to a minimum.

Attracting, selecting, and developing top talent is what differentiates us from the competition.

You can make an immediate and lasting contribution to help grow our iconic snacking and confectionery brands, no matter your area of expertise.

We are a privately held mid-sized, global company with limited bureaucracy, committed to investing in the business.

Be part of a fast-paced environment that provides challenging opportunities to learn and grow your career. We recognize and reward achievement and foster great teamwork through collaborative and strong relationships with colleagues.

Enjoy your work and be part of a fun team and industry.

Somerset, New Jersey:

Located within Franklin Township in central New Jersey, Somerset a beautiful and friendly suburb of New York City and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Somerset is conveniently located minutes away from Interstate 287 and the New Jersey Turnpike.

PIM is an equal opportunity employer, and an e-verify employer.

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