QA Manager in Albany NY

KCO Resource Management
QA Manager
Job ID: 
Albany NY
Not Specified
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Job Types:
QA/Lab Manager, QA/Lab Supervisor
Employment Type:
Full Time

QA Manager

We are working with a national dairy company southwest of Albany, NY that is looking for a QA Manager! This is a high producing fast paced plant that is looking for a strong QA leader. Please apply if interested!

Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Responsible for carrying out management responsibilities for the QA department
  • Execute and manage Food Safety, Quality, Regulatory and Sanitation procedures, programs & policies

  • Responsible for supporting in hiring and training employees
  • Oversee quality control systems to include hold programs and traceability exercises; lab procedures; food safety programs, including FMSA compliance; product functionality evaluations; process verification programs; internal and external audits, and environmental microbiological monitoring programs.
  • Ensure that all plant, customer and regulatory standards are met
  • Develop, manage and maintain strong working relationships with vendors & suppliers
  • Coordinate with suppliers, external customers & other departments on quality results, issues & requirements
  • Ensures that proper sanitation procedures are utilized and that adequate sanitation tests are performed; provides troubleshooting efforts in the event of sanitation system failure.
  • Communicate effectively with plant & company personnel, departments, and other internal & external teams to ensure smooth operation of processes
  • Comply with all guidelines and regulations for food safety and quality (including but not limited to: OSHA, GMP, FDA, HACCP, EPA, etc.) and enforce compliance on the line and throughout the plant
  • Reports all safety, quality, issues & deviations to upper management


Required Skills/Qualifications (including but not limited to):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a science related area is preferred but will take equivalent work experience  
  • 5+ years hands on plant experience in QA in food manufacturing.
  • Must have previous work experience in dairy manufacturing
  • 2+ years of experience in a supervisory role is needed
  • Hands on experience in directing food safety, quality and regulatory compliance in a manufacturing environment is required
  • Proficiency and practical application of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance and FDA standards for food and dairy manufacturers.
  • Organizational, problem solving, decision making and technical skills are required
  • Ability to work in a team environment and work independently with attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and ERP applications, SAP preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are required
  • Ability to understand cost containment and budgetary principles.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends in support of plant operations.

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