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Quality Assurance Supervisor

Company: Aspen Enterprises LTD
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact this employer to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process. Quality Assurance Supervisor Full Time Lincoln, Lincoln, RI, US 30+ days ago Requisition ID: 1085 JOB TITLE: Quality Assurance Supervisor DEPARTMENT: QA Department -LOCATION: Lincoln -DESCRIPTION:The Quality Assurance Lab Supervisor is responsible for a team of individuals executing the daily operation of the Quality Assurance Laboratory. Must be familiar with SQF, have HACCP manager & Better Process School training certification with a strong working knowledge of Microbiology. This work will ensure all activities are handled in accordance with Finlay's mission, business philosophy, ethics, and goals. In the absence of the QA Lab Supervisor, the Technical Manager will be responsible for food safety issues and the QA Senior Technologist will be responsible for all non-food safety issues.ESSENTIAL DUTIES: -

  • Supervises Quality Assurance Laboratory. Responsible for day-to-day verification and/or validation to maintain SQF, HACCP and comply with FSMA. -
  • Initiate, write and ensure facility compliance with procedures and paperwork associated with SQF.
  • Implement new testing procedures / protocol to continually improve laboratory processes.
  • Conducts appropriate testing and makes recommendations when necessary to assist in troubleshooting products & processes.
  • Executes raw material testing, finished goods, and packaging programs.
  • -Participates in the Vendor Certification Process.
  • Assists Quality Systems Manager with the monthly self -inspection of plant.
  • -Assists Quality Systems Manager with the HACCP & Organic Programs; verifies that critical control points and assists in the resolution of issues.
  • Investigates customer complaints internally & externally. -
  • Initiates Corrective Actions
  • Leads Material Review Board or similar boards where quality expertise is indicated. In a return or recall, checks for all remaining stock and assist in making determinations in product dispositions. -
  • Participates or leads special teams when necessary. -
  • Supervises plant GMPs and assists in training and implementation.
  • Oversees the creation and maintenance of COA's, Labels, Provisions, (NPI, & PCN's), Nutritional, Labeling, and outside laboratory testing.
  • Follows and ensures all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Food Safety standards are maintained and followed.ADDITIONAL DUTIES:
    • Performs the work of technologist when necessary. Proficient in all areas, e.g., microbiological testing, analytical, sensory, etc.
    • Works with outside vendors and co-packers, when necessary, as QA liaison.
    • Conducts and assists with special projects in the organization where Department representation is necessary.
    • Understands ERP(Provision's) System, reformulation/rework application, Data collection and Design of Experiments
    • Conducts studies where applicable to determine mode of failure following complaint or incident.ACCOUNTABILITY -QUALITY STATEMENT
      • Responsible for consistently maintaining safe quality food products by following good manufacturing practices, allergen controls, food defense, HACCP, SQF, and regulatory requirements.
      • Ensuring visitors, contractors and customers maintain good manufacturing practices, allergen controls, food defense/food security and HACCP controls, while on the premise.
      • Aware and accountable for maintaining preventative controls necessary to ensure product safety and quality.
      • Responsible for immediately reporting all food safety and quality issues to management.
      • Responsible for partnering with others, sharing knowledge, skills, and information within assigned team and across functional areas. -
      • Ensuring all safety work practices are adhered to.
      • Exhibit an understanding of quality standards and the ability to speak to Finlays quality systems.MEASURES OF PERFORMANCE: -
        • Must demonstrate ability to lead and supervise others.
        • Documentation of laboratory and sanitation procedures is clear and updated.
        • Communicates all MRB & Complaints to team in a timely manner.
        • Specifications are complete & updated.
        • All Lab personnel are adequately trained. All work is allocated properly.
        • Ability to monitor & direct Co-Packers & New raw material vendors.
        • Participates & or leads special projects as necessaryQUALIFICATIONS:
          • Must be assertive; ability to shut down production lines, work out problems with production employees and managers, make quick decisions with regard to quality, and cooperate with other departments to continually improve processes.
          • Must be able to troubleshoot in a Manufacturing environment.
          • Must possess knowledge of sensory science, statistical science, and be able to translate results to core products.
          • Must be able to work on projects from start to finish with little direction.
          • Must be able to compose reports, corrective actions, and incident reports in a clear and constructive manner. -
          • Must be able to keep information confidential, especially as it relates to customers.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
            • BS, Food Science, Chemistry or Microbiology. -
            • 5+ years food & manufacturing experience
            • Proven experience in QA -
            • Proven ability in project planning, and people development skills.WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
              • Extended work hours
              • Excessive standing & repetitive motions.

Keywords: Aspen Enterprises LTD, Lincoln , Quality Assurance Supervisor, Other , Lincoln, Nebraska

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