Manager Quality Assurance

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Job title: Manager Quality Assurance

Company: Stratas Foods

Job description: Company DescriptionStratas Foods LLC is the leading supplier of fats and oils to the Foodservice, Food Ingredients and Retail Private Label markets in North America and is a producer of quality bulk and packaged dressings, mayonnaise and sauces. Stratas Foods was formed in October 2008 as a 50/50 joint venture between ACH Food Companies (ACH) and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).Manufacturing facilities are located in Dallas and Houston, TX; Decatur and Quincy, IL; Englewood, NJ; Fresno, CA; Nashville, TN; and Valdosta, GA. Corporate offices are located in Memphis, TN. We are committed to maintaining a progressive workplace by utilizing the ideas, skills and talents of all of our employees. We strive to make Stratas Foods a great place to work and are building a team capable of meeting our business goals.Job DescriptionThis position involves overseeing the quality lab operations as well as assisting the production facility to ensure programs and procedures are in place and properly followed to maintain the highest level of quality products and services to Stratas Foods customers.

  • Advance quality performance and achievement through the plant
  • Select, discipline, and provide annual and ongoing training of techs
  • Analyze lab needs from training, staffing, and equipment needs as appropriate
  • Collaborate with colleagues from other locations with respect to troubleshooting and improvements
  • Review and sign off on employee timecards, vacation, overtime
  • Investigate deviations, review batch sheets, etc., approval of deviation if warranted
  • Represent the Lab at all daily production and management meetings
  • Plant sanitarian
  • Troubleshoot, maintenance, and repair of lab equipment
  • Product approval in IBM and TLC as necessary
  • Responsible for GMP training and lab safety
  • Collect and send samples for customers
  • Monitor programs to make sure preventative maintenance (PMs) is completed for lab equipment Minispec, NIR, etc.
  • Create COAs as needed
  • Write new procedures and update procedures in policy tech, make sure SOP reviews are being completed
  • Plants main contact and lead for customer, regulatory and third party audits. Complete corrective action report for each audit.
  • Determine lab equipment needs; write AFEs when needed
  • Quarterly AOCS colabs, CAPA, and any other colabs needed
  • Audit/monitor Production line paperwork review, and product approval.
  • Audit/monitor line paperwork review (weight sheets, line QA, and metal detection includes HACCP sign off)
  • Review PR1 (production) analysis. Transfers samples in TLC (approving product to ship) in assistant’s absence. Monitor/audit program
  • Complete Variance Requests, monitor/track/approve quality deviations
  • Review quality trends for spec review
  • Complete POs in Maximo, approve supply purchases
  • Complete corrective action and preventive action with root cause for quality concerns
  • Food Safety, Food Security, Allergen, FSMA, RSPO, GMP training for plant; complete GMP/Quality tool box meetings with all employees
  • Start/monitor and complete New Product Approval Forms
  • Maintain Ingredient and Supplier Approval programs
  • Maintain plant internal auditing program
  • Complete and monitor monthly Quality Reports
  • HACCP team leader
  • Investigate, respond and complete customer requests for action
  • Lead customer audits
  • Complete Vulnerability assessments, risk assessments, hazard analysis
  • Complete monthly plant audits (pest control, HACCP, GMP, glass) or assign and monitor
  • Records coordinator for plant
  • Complete or assign/monitor mock recalls
  • Assist with monthly plant ingredient inventory
  • Management Review meeting: schedule meeting, schedule attendees, prepare agenda, prepare quality presentation material, complete meeting minutes, send out action items and follow up
  • Communicate with plant personnel regarding any quality concerns
  • Policy Tech – DCA, maintain all SOPs (new, revisions)
  • Review quality concerns with plant manager, assist with quality decisions
  • Participate in plant LEAN manufacturing

QualificationsEducation: High School diploma or equivalent is required with desired experience. Bachelor’s Degree is preferred in operations, technical, business or engineering; or relevant experience.Related Experience: Experience with lab and/or quality assurance in food packaging is preferred. Three to five years of supervisory/leadership experience is required.Equipment/Software Skills: Must have good PC skills and demonstrate working knowledge of MS Office, and OutlookCompetencies:

  • Must possess strong leadership ability and self-motivation
  • Strong organizational skills to maintain multiple programs
  • Good communication skills and teamwork in working with plant personnel to accomplish goals
  • Able to set goals and achieve them with regards to safety, quality, and production

Additional InformationPhysical: Must be able to walk throughout the plant, to include walking and climbing up/down stairs and ladders (portable, fixed).Sensory: Must have the appropriate level of sensory acuity (visual, hearing, speaking, smell and touch) to be able to identify and react to normal, abnormal and alarm conditions (chemicals, temperature, etc.)Mental/Reasoning: Must be able to logically and methodically work through and break down complex problems and processes to enable effective communication with all levels of the organization.Competencies:

  • Must possess strong leadership ability and self-motivation
  • Strong organizational skills to maintain multiple programs
  • Good communication skills and teamwork in working with plant personnel to accomplish goals
  • Able to set goals and achieve them with regards to safety, quality, and production

#TalrooStratas Foods is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee in any manner prohibited by law, including but not limited to, on the basis of race or color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, national origin/ancestry, mental or physical disability, family status/marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, and any other legally protected status.
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Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision-The Employer will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Employer’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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Location: Valdosta, GA

Job date: Thu, 28 Mar 2024 08:55:30 GMT

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