Quality Assurance Coordinator in Jerome ID

Agropur Inc
Title: 
Quality Assurance Coordinator
Date: 
12/28/2021
Job ID: 
JR14387
Location: 
Jerome ID
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Food Safety, QA/Lab Supervisor, QA/Lab Technologist
For Current Agropur Employees:

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Job Type:
Regular

Working at Agropur means being a member of an extended family where simplicity and honesty are part of everyday life, and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. You too can join the Agropur family!

Who we are:

We are an employee-focused organization that promotes from within and are looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented employees to join our growing team. Founded in 1938, Agropur is a top 20 global dairy processor. In addition to being one of the largest award-winning cheese manufacturers, Agropur is a leader in high quality and diverse nutritional whey proteins. Agropur's 10 US-based, SQF Certified plants are behind some of the most prominent food, beverage, and nutrition brands in the industry. Vertically integrated by design, Agropur provides future-forward solutions in the areas of cheese, ingredients, beverages, and custom contract manufacturing services. "Better Dairy. Better World." www.agropur.com

What this role is all about:

We are looking for a Quality Assurance Coordinator in Jerome, ID. The Quality Assurance Coordinator is responsible for assisting in educating plant employees on quality requirements related to production and Agropur Ingredients pre-requisite programs. This position also assists in decision making regarding plant and process deviations and quality issues.
  • Complete and distribute various reports and spreadsheets accurately and on time.
  • Perform basic equipment calibrations accurately, as scheduled.
  • Perform product and environmental sampling accurately.
  • Perform department walkthroughs as scheduled and take appropriate corrective actions as needed.
  • Monitor and enforce Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures on a continual basis throughout the plant.
  • Communicate issues and concerns to the appropriate operators, supervisors or managers.
  • Provide Quality Assurance Training to employees throughout the plant, including GMP and Quality SOP's.
  • Oversee Quality Assurance programs such as SOP books, ingredient program and product specifications.
  • Perform product evaluations.
  • Execute Cause and Corrective Action program as appropriate.
  • Understand and comply with all Quality Assurance policies, immediately reporting any potential food safety issues to management.
  • Receive incoming ingredients and supplies according to facility policies.
  • Ensure required Quality Assurance documentation is accurately maintained at all times.
  • Request and upload supplier documentation into Trace Gains program.
  • Update and maintain Incoming Material Specification forms.
  • Perform documentation review and inspection of all raw materials and finished product
  • Work with Corporate QA to add and/or change suppliers or materials as needed.
  • Issue supplier complaints as needed.
  • Document, review and assist with tasks for the Quality Assurance Technicians and samplers for completion.
  • Oversee and provide assistance with tasks for Quality Assurance Technicians and Samplers.
  • Assist with coverage for the Quality department as directed by Manager.
  • Provide feedback for employee performance and reviews.


The Requirements (Minimum Qualifications):
  • Associate degree from a two-year college or technical school required.
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow documents and procedures (GLP, SOP, MSDS, GMP, test procedures, and HACCP).
  • Basic math plus fractions, decimals and percentages, as well as algebraic calculations.
  • Basic computer skills with Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook and field-specific software.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy in work.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively at all levels in a collaborative team environment.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with executives, managers, colleagues and individuals inside and outside the organization.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills, establish priorities, ability to multitask, and meet deadlines.
  • Decisions administered soundly and consistently with policies and in compliance with appropriate laws and regulations.
  • Dedication to meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; acts with customers in mind.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, adapt to a changing environment quickly, and think independently.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exchange basic informational data (fill out forms/checklists, make own appointments, etc.); interview to gather information; advise others on alternatives/options; coach and counsel others; read, understand and explain technical data; compose business correspondence and reports, both routine and complex; attention to detail.
  • Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and work to maintain constructive working relationships.


The Extras (Preferred Qualifications):
  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
  • Minimum two (2) years of related experience preferred.
  • HACCP Certification preferred.
  • SQF Practitioner preferred.


What we offer you:
  • Agropur offers its employees a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package focusing on your physical, financial and emotional health to include the following:
    • Health, Dental and Vision options
    • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan with a 4% company match
    • Tuition Reimbursement Program
    • Health and Wellness Programs to include Wellness Incentives and Employee Assistance Program
    • Opportunities for discretionary bonus' and discretionary 401(k) contributions based on Company financial performance.
    • Paid Time Off Program, Holiday Pay and Bereavement
  • An environment that upholds our five core values: Boldness, Collaboration, Communication, Excellence and Integrity
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Training programs
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Community Involvement


The Location:

Our Jerome, ID, plant is home to approximately 400 employees and processes approximately 7 million pounds of milk per day. This facility produces various types of cheeses, such as; mozzarella, cheddar, provolone, muenster, parmesan, romano, Monterey jack, gouda, and asiago. They also run various whey streams, such as; deproteinized whey, sweet dairy whey, GMP, permeate, instantized, and our top-rated BiPro products.

The Jerome, ID area is a paradise for those seeking unique recreation attractions. You can visit Shoshone Falls (the Niagara of the West), Perrine Bridge (the only legal spot to base jump from in the US), and the beautiful Snake River Canyon (perfect for canoeing, boating and walking). There are also multiple restaurants throughout the Magic Valley area with quality cuisine. You can also visit the Jerome Chamber https://www.visitjeromeidaho.com/

or Twin Falls Chamber https://twinfallschamber.com/ sites for more information on local events.

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