OREGON FRUIT PRODUCTS
Job Title: Quality Assurance Supervisor
Reports To: Quality Manager
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Prepared By: Amy Nieto
Prepared Date: 6/12/20
Approved By: Gabino Gispert
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists QA Manager in different activities and conducting inspections to look for areas of improvement and enforce proper GMP adherence.
Assists QA Manager with all external audits.
Provides leadership and supervision of QA and QC technicians. Tracks daily, weekly and monthly performance goals for QA and QC technicians. Provides formal and informal feedback through coaching, monitoring and evaluating job results.
Audits the procedures of lab personnel and other plant staff to ensure quality standards are being met. Trains employees and ensure food safety and quality parameters are met.
Directly supervises employees in the Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) Departments. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university in the field of Microbiology, Food Science, Chemistry or closely related field. Minimum of one to three years’ experience in quality systems management in a food manufacturing environment including supervisory responsibilities; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement is a plus. Knowledge of principles and practices of food processing and food sensory, manufacturing, and packaging. Solid knowledge of food safety and food quality standards (regulatory and customer). Knowledge of principles and practices of laboratory methods and equipment.
Ability to create professional written reports and correspondence; to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, statistics, area, circumference, and volume; to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Has computer job skills including logging on to systems, ability to communicate by email, ability to compose documents, enter database information, download forms, and preserve/backup important data. Has knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situation where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
HACCP, PCQI, BRC and/or SQF practitioner’s certification are highly preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position requires hands on supervisory duties, spending most of the time in the production floor in a manufacturing/plant, occasionally has exposure to an outdoors environment. Must be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment and work under pressure. Occasionally travels, including overnight stays, to other worksites, for off-site meetings, and for training purposes
Interested? Please send resume and cover letter to Amy Nieto at firstname.lastname@example.org
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