Quality Assurance Supervisor in Westfield MA

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Title: 
Quality Assurance Supervisor
Date: 
05/08/2021
Job ID: 
710293
Location: 
Westfield MA
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
QA/Lab Supervisor

Quality Assurance Supervisor – Food (1st shift)

  • National foods manufacturer that has been in business for 30+ years has a need for a Quality Assurance Supervisor with an emphasis on Food Safety
  • The Quality Assurance Supervisor is responsible for the coordination, planning and execution of the food safety initiatives
  • Our client offers great benefits, stability, growth potential and a great team environment.
  • This job is open due to promotion
  • Sponsorship and visa transfers are not accepted at this time

Responsibilities

  • The Quality Assurance Supervisor will enforce and oversee food safety regulations, policies, and procedures for a RTE/RTC food processing /packaging operation.
  • Enforce safety and food safety standards, policies, and programs including HACCP, SQF and GFSI, regulatory audits, food safety training programs, standard operating procedures (SOP’s), product inspections, and standardization work instructions.
  • Develop and provide training for food safety and quality requirements
  • Work with manager to assist with conducting facility food safety audits and assist with managing third party audits, working with USDA and AIB inspectors
  • Monitor and verify activities to ensure that all products coming in and out of the facility meet food safety standards and SQF standards
  • Update existing food safety procedures and documentation to keep up with changing requirements
  • Work closely with Operations on any food safety or quality assurance issues
  • Ensure that all company food safety and quality assurance procedures are followed and documented correctly at all times

Requirements

  • Bachelor&##39;s degree is preferred, ideally in Food Science, Microbiology, Biology or similar.
  • 2+ years manufacturing a food safety / quality assurance leadership role; must have experience leading / directing and or supervising a team of quality technicians
  • Food manufacturing is required; prefer experience within a USDA, Ready-to-eat (RTE) or Ready-to-cook (RTC) environment
  • SQF practitioner, PCQI and HACCP certified is preferred
  • Excellent verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Experience with lean manufacturing, 5S, six-sigma or other continuous improvement tools
  • Detailed oriented, good attitude, the ability to influence others and lead/direct others through training initiatives
  • Computer literate in spreadsheet, and word applications; SAP experience is preferred
  • Able to work overtime or cover an off-shift as needed (overtime will be paid)
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