Quality Assurance Supervisor (Food Group-West Memphis, AR)
The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have a Quality Assurance Supervisor position available at our Food Group location in W. Memphis, AR.
Summary This position directs and coordinates all functions within the Plant Quality Assurance Department and oversees the auditing of Q.A. programs at the plant level. Facilitates and/or participates in developing, implementing, and maintaining quality assurance related programs such as HACCP, SSOP s, GMP s, PQC, SPC, etc. . Assure USDA/FDA directives are followed. It supervises the functions of product audits and cuttings, the development and maintenance of Division procedures and specifications. This position uses skills and knowledge to oversee the development of new equipment strategies as well as the development of extensions to existing line products. Statistical and processing knowledge are used to support all departments in the continued building of quality and production strategies. NATURE AND SCOPE: The incumbent reports to the Plant Q.A Manager. Knowledge is required in the area of statistics, quality standards, production methods, microbiology, food safety, sanitation practices, and budgeting and employee relations. May entail working early morning and night shifts.
Ensure that the interface with other support groups is conducted in a manner that is conducive with operational goals.
Ensure compliance to state, federal, and local regulations.
Dotted line responsibility for approximately 20 employees (QA technicians, Micro Technicians) in the monitoring and testing of a wide variety of ingredients and finished product.
Execute programs, communicate effectively, anticipate and react to problems so as to minimize product loss or deviations from established standards.
Supervise the maintenance of records and distribution of analysis information.
Conduct oneself in a professional manner and ensures personal appearance meets the standards necessary to perform the job function while representing the Company.
Ensure that additional accountabilities, as may be required by management, are handled in a manner necessary to meet operational and Division standards.
Supervise microbiology laboratory and interpret results. Responsible for lab safety.
Coordinate plant and laboratory equipment calibration and certification programs.
Maintain systems for checking and verifying process compliance, including, but not limited to: SPC, HACCP, Quality Systems, Formula Control, etc. This position is also a backup to the Sanitation Supervisor. Requirements
Bachelor's Degree from 4 year college or university.
Three plus years related experience and/or training.
Thorough knowledge of HACCP program and USDA SSOPs.
Knowledge of state, federal, and local regulations.
Also have basic knowledge of the budget process.
Degree in food science (or related discipline), chemistry, biology, or microbiology preferred.
Combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position.
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