iLocatum

Elk Grove, CA

Quality Assurance Supervisor

Spanish fluency preferred

Job Summary: The Quality Control Supervisor plays a vital role in assisting the Director of QA, Food Safety & Sanitation in implementing and enforcing Food Safety Programs. This position is responsible for overseeing the development, application, and maintenance of quality standards. Together with the Director of QA, Food Safety & Sanitation, the Quality Control Supervisor leads the assessment of food quality and safety, as well as other initiatives to enhance product quality, safety, and consistency. Additionally, the Quality Control Supervisor provides guidance and leadership in maintaining quality and food safety standards among employees. They also actively participate in projects aimed at improving plant quality and food safety performance. This role is accountable for ensuring compliance with SQF regulations.

Education & Experience:

Minimum of 5 years of experience in QA or a Bachelor's degree in food science or related field.

At least 5 years of experience in the food manufacturing industry.

Familiarity with USDA, FDA, or CA Dept. of Food & Agriculture guidelines/requirements.

Preferably certified as an SQF Practitioner and experience working with Kosher, Organic, and AIB programs.

Minimum of 1 to 2 years of experience in a leadership role.

Trainings/ Certifications Required:

Preferred certifications in HARPC/PCQI, SQF Implementation & Auditing, and SQF Internal Auditing Training.

Essential Functions/ Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Assist the Director of QA, Food Safety & Sanitation with various QA tasks as needed.

2. Ensure compliance with company rules, policies, and procedures.

3. Oversee and provide training, discipline, and coaching to QA staff as necessary.

4. Conduct formal and informal employee performance appraisals.

5. Oversee and enforce policies related to raw materials.

6. Enforce and implement the Food Safety Program, including Metal Detection.

7. Conduct annual reviews of SQF Program, Food Safety Plans, and Prerequisite Programs, including verification and validation.

8. Enforce and manage the Weight Control Program.

9. Administer and enforce the GMP Program.

10. Ensure compliance with third-party standards (e.g., SQF, AIB, NSF, QAI, Non-GMO) to achieve exceptional results.

11. Maintain and organize QA records accurately and efficiently.

12. Enforce adherence to Product Specifications.

13. Administer and oversee the outside lab samples program.

14. Conduct and audit Preoperational Inspections to ensure proper equipment cleaning and sanitation.

15. Administer the "Hold and Release Program".

16. Oversee and manage the Pest Control Program.

17. Administer and enforce the Recall Program.

18. Develop and implement Quality Assurance/Control Processes and Procedures as necessary.

19. Perform audits of plant procedures and processes.

20. Conduct and analyze product testing (Physical, Microbiological & Chemical).

21. Foster an environment that promotes employee creativity and motivation.

22. Monitor and enforce product handling requirements.

23. Audit and enforce production floor policies and procedures to ensure SQF compliance.

24. Administer and enforce the chemicals labeling policy.

25. Maintain and promote a strong safety culture, reporting unsafe conditions, and taking necessary disciplinary actions.

26. Educate employees on the importance of proper materials handling to minimize costs.

27. Motivate, inform, and communicate effectively with personnel.

28. Ensure excellent employee relations and maintain a professional work environment.

29. Promote teamwork among departments and foster collaboration.

30. Assist the Director of QA, Food Safety & Sanitation in developing and updating job descriptions.

31. Familiarity with Maintenance Department procedures and submitting work orders when necessary.

32. Provide assistance to the Production Department as required.

33. Perform other assigned duties.

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