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Quality Assurance Manager

Reference ID: 2018-2130

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Accountable for the quality control and assurance of all materials and products used or manufactured in the Lindbergh, AB facility.  Ensures compliance to company, customer, and regulatory agency quality and food safety requirements.  Oversees the implementation of Quality policies, Quality Control personnel, and the Quality Control laboratory for all Food Grade, Agricultural, Water Softening Salt and other grades of sodium chloride products. This individual will promote continuous improvement in facility quality programs while ensuring compliance to quality standards.

Accountabilities

Accountable and responsible for finished product quality sampling, inspection, testing, and disposition

Accountable and responsible for in-process material sampling, inspection, testing, and disposition

Accountable and responsible for ensuring appropriate incoming raw, chemical, and packaging material sampling, inspection, testing, and disposition

Accountable and responsible for conducting facility quality audits and encourage resolution with facility management

Accountable and responsible for customer and consumer notification investigations, root cause analysis, corrective/preventative action, CAPA follow-up and effectiveness checks, and response in conjunction with facility management

Accountable and responsible for the generation and distribution of COAs & COCs

Accountable and responsible for communicating quality associated regulatory and specification requirements to the facility operators and facility management.

Accountable and responsible for no-charge sample distribution

Accountable and responsible for plant level analytical and technical services

Accountable and responsible for management (training, coaching, discipline, recognition, and leadership) of the quality control analytical laboratory personnel

Accountable and responsible for timely product / process deviation investigation and report generation

Accountable for food safety and food security regulatory compliance and all site-related recall activities

Accountable and responsible for customer and K+S Windsor Salt Ltd. Sales technical support and services (customer surveys, general inquiries, questionnaires, etc.)

Accountable and responsible for facility level quality system design, development, implementation, and continuous improvement

 Accountable and responsible for facility quality system, HACCP, GMP and regulatory compliance employee training

Accountable and responsible for the coordination of and response to customer, corporate, and regulatory audits of the Lindbergh Operations Facility

Accountable and responsible for quality department general administration (scheduling, personnel, budget management, report generation, performance reviews, equipment/supply orders, etc)

Accountable and responsible for Capital Appropriations Request project Quality review and approval

Accountable for safe work practices for the Quality Department at Lindbergh, AB site

 

Responsibilities

Responsible for product/process deviation, returned product, scrap, nonconforming material investigations and reporting.

Responsible for conformance to applicable product quality specification requirements (internal, customer, FCC)

Responsible for conformance to applicable industrial and government regulatory agency quality requirements and acts as the local coordinator between the company and regulatory agencies and/or auditors, ensuring certifications are maintained (ISO, BRC, CFIA, NSF, et cetera)

Responsible for compliance to corporate and facility safety program requirements

Responsible for maintaining safety, quality, and legality of all product and ensuring employees do likewise

Management representative responsible for the ISO Quality System

Responsible for ensuring principles of HACCP and CFIA regulations are followed throughout the plant and by all employees

Responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining all required HACCP programs for the facility.

Accountable and responsible for facility pathogen environmental monitoring program

Responsible for tracking and trending data and reporting on quality Key Performance Indicators

Responsibilities

Responsible for product/process deviation, returned product, scrap, nonconforming material investigations and reporting.

Responsible for conformance to applicable product quality specification requirements (internal, customer, FCC)

Responsible for conformance to applicable industrial and government regulatory agency quality requirements and acts as the local coordinator between the company and regulatory agencies and/or auditors, ensuring certifications are maintained (ISO, BRC, CFIA, NSF, et cetera)

Responsible for compliance to corporate and facility safety program requirements

Responsible for maintaining safety, quality, and legality of all product and ensuring employees do likewise

Management representative responsible for the ISO Quality System

Responsible for ensuring principles of HACCP and CFIA regulations are followed throughout the plant and by all employees

Responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining all required HACCP programs for the facility.

Accountable and responsible for facility pathogen environmental monitoring program

Responsible for tracking and trending data and reporting on quality Key Performance Indicators

 

Possesses knowledge of technical information on the unit/area.
Demonstrates background knowledge of operating procedure and process.
Must have good organizational, interpersonnal, written and verbal communication skills and must be internally motivated.
This person must be proficient in Microsoft Office.  
Must have facilitator skills and able to work with multiple facilities to achieve results

Bachelor’s Degree in from an accredited University in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Food Science or a science/engineering-related field.

 

Minimum five (5) years of experience operating in a production packaging environment.

Minimum three (3) years in Quality management in the agricultural, food or chemical industry

Experience auditing human and/or animal food manufacturing facilities

HACCP Certified

Knowledge of GMPs and Food Safety in the food and agricultural industries

Master’s Degree preferred

Computer proficient

Minimum three (3) years of Supervisory experience


Posted: January 29, 2019
Closes: March 30, 2019